Fulfilling the 'bad guy' role, Bryce Harper homered after the Braves organist played Star Wars 'Imperial March'
A word to the wise: Don't give
On Sunday, a Reds fan shouted "overrated!" as Harper strode to the plate -- and he promptly crushed a booming homer in the Nats' eventual 6-5 win.
In the Nats' series-opening 8-1 win over the Braves on Monday night at SunTrust Park, Harper headed toward the plate in the second inning. As he made his way, the Braves' organist plucked an unmistakable theme:
Bryce Harper steps up to the plate to imperial March. Braves fans boo him loudly. Harper homers. 4-0 Nats— Jamal Collier (@JamalCollier) April 3, 2018
The "Imperial March" is one of the Star Wars themes reserved for members of the Dark Side -- specifically Darth Vader, but also Emperor Palpatine, Kylo Ren, and so on.
It was his third homer in the past two games. He's off to a pretty good start this season.
Test Harper all you want ... just don't be surprised if that's how he responds.
Also, we're curious how Harper's teammate and unabashed Star Wars superfan/nerd