Bryce Harper

Giants fans Smash Mouth torch Bryce Harper after Phillies fans boo him

Giants fans Smash Mouth torch Bryce Harper after Phillies fans boo him

Philadelphia Phillies fans saw Bryce Harper's face Tuesday night, and they weren't believers. Boo-lievers, maybe. 

Love was out to get him -- or that's the way it seems -- after the Citizens Bank Park crowd booed the megastar in the final home game of his first month in the City of Brotherly Love. But the years start coming and they don't stop coming for Harper, who is in the first season of a 13-year, $330 million contract he signed with the Phillies.

Harper, of course, turned down the Giants' lucrative offer this offseason. That fact, coupled with Philadelphia's classically Philly reaction, led the Bay Area-based band Smash Mouth to fire off some more takes about Harper. 

The Giants pursued Harper to the bitter end of his free agency this winter, with sources telling NBC Sports Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic that the club offered the 26-year-old a 12-year, $310 million contract. He decided he could use a little (extra) change, and signed with the Phillies instead. Even though the offer was shunned, the band didn't immediately think he might as well be walking on the sun.

Last month, Smash Mouth tweeted it was a "real issue" the Giants didn't have a superstar in the fold. 

That's not the way that Smash Mouth likes it, and they seem to be getting bored. The Giants entered Wednesday sitting in last place in the NL West with a 12-18 record, while Harper's Phillies began the day in first place in the NL East (16-13). They improved to 17-13 with a win over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday, despite Harper finishing the night 0-for-4. 

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Smash Mouth is just asking what the use is in trying if all Harper gets is pain, since he wanted sunshine and all he's gotten is rain. Harper is batting .231 after his first 30 games with the Phillies, with six home runs and 20 RBI. 

That brought out the boo birds in Philadelphia on Tuesday, and Smash Mouth thinks Harper could've gotten away from that place by coming to San Francisco instead. After all, only shooting stars break the mold.

Bryce Harper reveals he didn't want to play on West Coast, explains why

Bryce Harper reveals he didn't want to play on West Coast, explains why

The Giants made a serious offer to Bryce Harper. They thought they had a legit shot to land the prized free agent this winter.

But based on a new story published by the Washington Post ahead of Harper's first game back in Washington, it appears the new Phillies outfielder didn't want to come to the Giants or the Dodgers or the Padres or anywhere remotely close to Las Vegas.

“I really didn’t want to play out West,” Harper told The Post. “It’s a little close to Vegas, you know what I’m saying? I love my family. But I love the East Coast as well. I love the vibe there, the intensity, the way ‘Sunday Night Baseball’ is actually at night. Stuff like that mattered.”

Sunday Night Baseball played a part in Harper's decision? Really? OK, Bryce. Sure.

According to the story, Harper's agent, Scott Boras, called him at 9 a.m. on Feb. 28 to inform him of the Phillies' 13-year, $330 million contract offer. Harper wanted to know if the Giants had called back to make a final offer. They hadn't.

But even if the Giants had called, according to Harper, he knew the moment Boras called that he had a new home, and he told his wife that.

“I kind of hugged Kayla and said, ‘We’re going to Philly,’ " Harper told The Post.

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We'd like to ask Mr. Harper what he would have done if Boras called an hour later and said the Giants had topped the Phillies' offer. We're very curious about that.

Bryce Harper explains hitting at Oracle Park wasn't a factor in decision

Bryce Harper explains hitting at Oracle Park wasn't a factor in decision

When it was first reported the Giants were interested in acquiring six-time All-Star Bryce Harper, we checked the numbers on how he performed at AT&T Oracle Park.

Across his career thus far, Harper boasts a .164/.305/.284 line with just two home runs in 19 games.

Not great, but he knew that. It's also well documented that Oracle Park is one of the toughest places to hit in all of baseball.

The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal recently asked Harper if the difference in parks offensively was an issue. Harper said that wasn't a concern -- he did the homework just like you and I did.

“I saw my (home-run) overlays on each park — Nationals Park, L.A., San Fran, Philly. The overlays weren’t as crazy as people would think," Harper said in an interview with FS1.

“Hitting the ball to left-center in San Francisco, it’s a little bit of a jet stream. And I hit my balls to left-center a lot. Of course, you factor in wind and cold weather, things like that. But that was never really a factor."

Oracle Park is a terror to hitters not named Nolan Arenado or Gerardo Parra. but it can be a pitcher's best friend if said pitcher is able to take advantage of that.

But Harper seemed to indicate he would have enjoyed the challenges of playing in a pitcher's park, even telling Rosenthal it would make him a more refined hitter.

“I’m not scared of ballparks. It was kind of like, ‘If I go into San Fran, it will make me a better hitter because I’ll have to stay on the ball.’ You have Triples Alley to right. But if I stay on the ball and hit the ball to left, then pull homers to right, the line drives to left would have played. So ballpark-wise, it wasn’t that big of a decision to me.”

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We will see if that confidence still resonates with him when he and the Phillies come to Oracle Park later this summer