For the final time this season, Bryce Harper donned a white Nationals uniform on Wednesday. The $450 million question heading into the offseason, was it the last time Harper will ever wear a white Nationals jersey?
Following the game, Harper had high praise for D.C., which had to make Nationals fans feel pretty good about the possibility of him re-signing this offseason.
"This is my home. This is my city. Being able to come here - of course I root for the Golden Knights, and I root for Duke and I root for the Cowboys and things like that - but I’m a Washington National," Harper said.
"At the end of the day, I love this city. I enjoy coming here. I enjoy playing here. And that’s what it’s all about."
Leading up to the game, Harper soaked up putting on his home uniform.
Bryce Harper is in full uniform 3.5 hours before the game. Said he wanted to get here early and enjoy putting on the white jersey for what might be the last time.— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) September 26, 2018
Harper acknowledged the crowd in the top of the first inning.
Bryce Harper takes the field in what may be his last home game as a Washington National. Harper takes a bow for the home crowd in the process. pic.twitter.com/z6RBY9KqoH— Jake Russell (@_JakeRussell) September 26, 2018
Being in uniform 3 1/2 hours before the game and taking a bow running out to right field certainly made it feel like Wednesday was his final game as a National in D.C. Then he professed his love for the city after the game.
On Thursday, another wrinkle was added to the Bryce Harper "will he stay or will he go" conundrum. It came via his Instagram account. (Click here to view the interactive post)
The message on all nine of the pictures was "To the fans and the city of DC, thank you!"
Is this one of those times where we are making too much out of a social media post? Or was this his farewell to the city?
Only time will tell.
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