Phillies Fans Gonna Philly: It Took ONE GAME for Them to Boo Bryce Harper

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Phillies Fans Gonna Philly: It Took ONE GAME for Them to Boo Bryce Harper

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Philadelphia sports fans are notorious for their … passion. Sure, it skews positive sometimes, but mostly, what they’re known for, is an almost unbelievable mean streak when things are not going exceptionally well. Not all Philly sports fans, of course, but I’m just saying, that’s the perception.

And today, amid a 10-4 win over the Braves, Phillies fans didn’t exactly cover themselves in glory.

In his DEBUT APPEARANCE, after signing a 13-YEAR CONTRACT, Harper was booed by the Philly faithful because he struck out for a second time on the day. It’s not a chorus of boos, but it’s also not at all unclear. There are boos:

No doubt Harper will receive his fair share of cheers (and more boos) over the course of his long career with the Phillies. But man. The first day. The first dang day.

And they’re doing it to a guy who showed up to the park wearing this incredible shirt:

One game down. Good luck over the next 2,105 games …

(Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)


Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.