Many wondered what type of reception new Phillies slugger Bryce Harper would receive, in his return to Nationals Park to face his old team.
Well, wonder no more, Harper was booed and booed loudly.
Now batting, number 3, Bryce Harper.
Nationals fans welcome Harper back with loud boos. pic.twitter.com/COaXf2ubmF
— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) April 2, 2019
According to the Big Lead, “Harper was the No. 1 pick in the 2010 MLB Draft and signed a $9.9 million deal with the Nationals after playing a year at the College of Southern Nevada. He spent the next eight years with the organization, making his debut in April of 2012.
Harper struck out in his first at-bat, to the delight of the hometown crowd. However, the $330 million outfielder would have the last laugh as he finished with three hits, including a mammoth two-run home run shot.
The Phillies won the game 8-2. Round 1 of the Bryce Harper-Nationals drama definitely goes to Harper.
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