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Friday, March 29, 2019

Bryce Harper gets first taste of Philly passion in the form of boos after quiet debut

PHILADELPHIA — In the fourth inning of his first regular season game as a Philadelphia Phillie, Bryce Harper came up to bat with Jean Segura, another offseason acquisition, on third base. Segura was 90 feet away from giving 44,469 fans something to cheer about. Then Harper struck out, the stadium groaned, and down on the concourse, along the third base line, someone said “Geeze, it’s just the same old Bryce.”

You can dress him up in red pinstripes, but the guy who slashed .249/.393/.496 in 2018 will have to do a little better to deliver on the frenzied expectations of a city practically planning a parade route already despite six straight sub-.500 seasons.

PECOTA has the Philadelphia Phillies just barely winning the NL East with 89 wins this season. The morning of opening day, a butcher at the Reading Terminal Market said they were the “best team in baseball.”

Given that Harper seems to have skin so thin it’s transparent, it’s going to be interesting to see how his relations with the fans go…..

 

QLE Posted: March 29, 2019 at 08:52 AM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: bryce harper, fans, phillies

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   1. bobm Posted: March 30, 2019 at 12:56 PM (#5827029)
a butcher at the Reading Terminal Market said they were the “best team in baseball.”


The Ballad of Reading Terminal Market?

"Yet a Phillie fan kills the thing he loves
    By each let this be heard.
Some do it with battery flung,
    Some by flipping the bird.
Howard was booed, with a beer bottle,
    (Braves fans just no-show!)

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