There is no doubt that Bryce Harper's walk-off grand slam Thursday night to defeat the Chicago Cubs is his biggest moment in his first season with the Philadelphia Phillies. The baseball was crushed to the far reaches of the second deck, and it was awesome to see one of the faces of the game sprint around the bases in celebration. However, according to Harper in his postgame interview, it appears that his parents missed it.
“I saw my parents’ lights were off in the suite right now, so they probably didn’t see that,” Harper said almost immediately after his grand slam with a smile on his face. “So, thanks, Mom and Dad. Appreciate ya.”
Ouch. Even his parents were skeptical that his son and teammates could come back against the Cubbies from 5-0 down. Well, he proved them wrong. And so did the Cubs 'pen!
Harper did say when speaking to reporters in the clubhouse that he wasn't sure if his parents left, and that he didn't know for sure what suite they were in.
However, he seemed pretty confident about their absence in that moment. No biggie. There seem to be more slams in Harper's cabinet.