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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Are the World Series-bound Nationals throwing shade at Bryce Harper?

You know this narrative by now: The Washington Nationals have made it further in the postseason without Bryce Harper than they ever did with Bryce Harper. This is particularly true now that they’re World Series bound for the first time in franchise history.

And while there are plenty of baseball reasons to explain why the Nats are a better team this season than in the past, the meme era really isn’t as into logic as it is LOLs.

The past couple weeks have seen plenty of people on social media making Bryce Harper jokes — including us here at Yahoo Sports. But something happened Tuesday to make us wonder if even the Washington Nationals are getting their Bryce jokes off.

Behold this tweet and video that the Nats released before Game 4 of the National League Championship Series. It seems like a harmless hype video that a team would release before a game that could lead to a World Series berth for the first time in Expos/Nationals history.

Mind you, it’s not like he’s not a really tempting target for this sort of thing for numerous reasons…..

 

 

QLE Posted: October 16, 2019 at 12:34 AM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: bryce harper, nationals

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   1. Bote Man Posted: October 16, 2019 at 09:44 PM (#5891197)
As we've seen, there can be a disconnect between the official position of management/ownership and the unpaid or lowly paid intern who works their social media account.

Even so, Bryce Harper in his time with the Nationals certainly played 110% for Team Harper. It was all about product placement™ and keeping up appearances and prepping for that big free agent contract (including playing less than 100% to avoid more injuries that would hamper that contract). Not a superstar, just a star.

The sweetest part was his introductory press conference at Citizen's Bank Park in Philthydelphia when he declared, "I want to bring a title back to D.C." so THANKS, BRYCE! I mean, the jokes write themselves!

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