The Nationals are trying to bring a championship to the nation’s capital, an obvious goal for a team on the cusp of its first-ever World Series berth.
It’s not just current Nationals looking to bring a title to Washington, as former outfielder Bryce Harper so notably “announced” during spring training before the season.
Works for us... 🤷♂️ pic.twitter.com/9ZRJAnxjpU— NBC Sports Nationals (@NBCSNationals) March 2, 2019
Harper’s gaffe was an honest mistake for a player who had spent half a dozen years with the Nationals, but that sure didn’t make it any less fun for local fans.
After the Phillies finished 81-81 in Harper’s debut season, while the Nationals finished 93-69 and finally broke through to exorcise their postseason demons this October, the team’s official account decided to have some fun with Harper’s comment as well.
It’s an obvious and hilarious shot taken at a player who was once the most famous face of the organization. This is exactly what sports Twitter was invented for.
Though it’s entirely possible Harper really is pulling for his former franchise, with his current team long out of the running, it’s fair to assume his focus is on bringing at least one title to Philadelphia in the next…(checks notes) *12 years* he has remaining on his contract.
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