One is a shoo-in, the other may surprise you.
Hate him or love him, Washington Nationals' outfielder Bryce Harper is one of the games most galvanizing talents and carries the responsibility of being one of the 'faces' of Major League Baseball. He is as marketable as he is accomplished, so when Harper voices an opinion about anything, really, it finds its way to the headlines. This statement, however, could help add fuel to the competitive fire of a division that has crumbled into a bottomless pit of teams looking up at Washington.
Harper takes a lot of flak from fans across the league, but according to him, none more than the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets.
In an upset, Bryce Harper said Phillies fans were not as rude as Mets or Braves fans.— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) July 10, 2017
Philadelphia takes another L, but Braves and Mets fans have something to be proud of during these trying times. Getting under Harper's skin is pretty doable when you consider the ammo he's offered to fans since joining the league: he has a penchant for wanting to play everywhere except Washington, DC.
AJC: Bryce Harper says Braves, Mets have the rudest fans https://t.co/gfeXEriUnw— Atlanta News (@AtlantaNewsFeed) July 11, 2017
Shoutout to Bryce Harper for finally bridging the gap between Mets and Braves fans. Baselessly attacking Harper is an NL East pastime.