Video: Bryce Harper hears boos in return to D.C.

Bryce Harper has homered twice in his first three games as a Phillie. (Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire)

Bryce Harper spent the first seven seasons of his career as a Washington National. He’ll spend the next 13 – at least according to his contract – playing for the division-rival Philadelphia Phillies. That means nine times every season, he’ll play at Nationals Park as a visitor.

After signing a $330 million contract to join the Phillies in early March, Harper returned to his old stomping grounds for the first time Tuesday evening. He wasn’t cheered:

Prior to the Phillies-Nationals tilt Tuesday evening, the Nationals played a tribute video to Harper:

Harper, 26, was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 MLB Draft by the Nationals. In seven seasons in the nation’s capital, Harper made six All-Star teams and won the 2015 National League MVP. Harper helped the Nationals to reach the playoffs four times in seven seasons, but the team never advanced past the NLDS during his tenure.


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  1. Tracey

    April 2, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    Yeah, it’s totally fair. I mean, it’s not like the Nats ever threw a lot of money at a Phillies star and played him against the Phils for years. Oh wait. They did. (Werth)

    But seriously… I don’t have a problem with Nats fans booing Harper. It’s part of the game. My problem is that Nats fans won’t hear about this after tomorrow, but Phils fans continue to hear about snowballs at Santa 50 years after the fact.

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