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Bryce Harper rooting for Yankees on Twitter

Posted on: October 6, 2011 10:04 pm
Edited on: October 6, 2011 10:13 pm
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By Matt Snyder

Bryce Harper was the top overall pick in the 2010 MLB Draft ... for the Washigton Nationals. He reached Double-A in the Nats system this year and could be in the majors as soon as next season. He'll certainly be there by 2013 and is a major part of a bright future for Washington. He's also a bit polarizing, as many fans don't seem to like him for whatever the reason. For those, the following two tweets aren't likely to gain Harper any more fans. During Thursday night's ALDS Game 5 between the Yankees and the the Tigers, Harper -- again, a member of the Nationals -- was openly rooting for the Yankees. Or maybe just CC Sabathia?







This just doesn't seem like the thing he should be letting the public -- including his teammates, coaches and Nationals fans -- see. Harper is a professional baseball player in the Washington Nationals system. He can openly root for a major-league team if he wants, as long as it's the Nationals. Just saying he loves the Nats wasn't enough. He shouldn't be rooting for anyone else. Period.

UPDATE: That didn't take long. The first two tweets have been deleted by Harper. Evidently he realized his error or someone else told him to delete them.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 20, 2011 6:41 am
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 7, 2011 1:47 pm
 

Bryce Harper rooting for Yankees on Twitter

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Since: Jul 9, 2008
Posted on: October 6, 2011 11:46 pm
 

Bryce Harper rooting for Yankees on Twitter

Well now he can root for the Phillies because his beloved Yanks just lost....



Since: Oct 27, 2007
Posted on: October 6, 2011 11:22 pm
 

Bryce Harper rooting for Yankees on Twitter

Harper is just a kid and is learning the hard way that you can't always say what is on the top of your mind. In my opinion, he should only root for the team that is actually paying him in order to make management and its fans happy. He has a bright future in the majors and has the tools to be franchise type player.




Since: Sep 25, 2008
Posted on: October 6, 2011 11:11 pm
 

Bryce Harper rooting for Yankees on Twitter

Sometimes, writers can write the absolute dumbest crap I have ever seen.  Why in the world would baseball players not have favorite teams and why would they not be allowed, even encouraged, to openly root for them.  It is a game and if he is in the national league, he should certainly be able to root for an American League team.   How does the writer know but Harper may have several close friends in the Yankee system. 
I am an avid University of Kentucky fan because I was raised there but lived my adult life in Alabama.  I root for both teams unless they are playing each other. 



Since: Jun 22, 2009
Posted on: October 6, 2011 10:42 pm
 

Bryce Harper rooting for Yankees on Twitter

Who cares?  Everyone has a "post season" favorite.  He's not even in the majors, and his "team" hasn't been in the post season since they were the Expos.  They should be more concerned with getting Bryce up to the majors and having a post season birth of their own... Besides alot of people are "closet" Yankee fans, myself included.  I am a die hard braves fan, but for the post season I root for the yankees as I live in New York.


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