It's been a full week since Bryce Harper chose Philly as his home for the next 13 years.
He's been welcomed to the City of Brotherly Love with just that and Harper is giving his new home admiration in return.
During the Capitals' 5-3 win over the Flyers Wednesday night, the team welcomed the 26-year-old to his new home with a 'Welcome Bryce Harper' video message.
"Well, that was pretty unnecessary on the video board, wasn't it?" Caps play-by-play announcer John Walton said.
While Harper appears to be enjoying his new home, he has yet to say goodbye to his former home bringing up the question does Harper owe the city of D.C. a thank you note? Alan May doesn't think so.
"No one has to do any of that stuff just because other players have done it," May said on 106.7 The Fan's Sports Junkies. "I think his life has probably been a whirlwind since last week when he signed that contract. But he's gonna move on."
With the world at our finger tips thanks to social media, it's common practice for athletes to take to Twitter or Instagram to thank their former teams and their fans. Back in July, Manny Machado said goodbye to the city of Baltimore via Instagram after eight years with the Orioles. May believes it's gotten to the point where it's just too much.
"I just don't think that everyone has to be, it's almost to the level of being cheesy that everyone does all these things and it's almost sort of a copycat. It doesn't matter," he said. "He's moved on. He signed with another team. I'm sure that he'll always say great things about playing in D.C. and the fans and the ball park and the great atmosphere that they had."
Drafted by the Nats with the first overall selection of the 2010 MLB Draft, Harper was voted to six All-Star games, was the National League MVP in 2015 and National League Rookie of the Year in 2012. One of the most recognizable faces in Major League Baseball, Harper will make his return to right field at Nats Park on April 2 and 3 likely to mixed reviews.
"He's gonna get cheers," May added. "I'm sure the first time he comes here true Nats fan will cheer for him. They'll give him the golf clap when he trots around the field, but after that I'm sure people will start to boo."
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