Perhaps, after Bryce Harper has been a Phillie for 12 or 13 years, Harpermania will die down.
But it's not happening anytime soon.
The Phillies' rightfielder fired up the crowd at Wells Fargo Center before the Sixers tipped off against the Bucks on Thursday night, ringing the team's ceremonial Liberty Bell before the game. Not that it was necessary to encourage the crowd to be loud, but, after giving the bell two hard rings, Harper waved his arms and shouted, "Let's go! Come on!"
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After ringing the bell, Harper sat next to Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz during the game. In front of the two sat Harper’s teammate, Phillies’ first basemen Rhys Hoskins. A picture of the trio, the future of Philly sports, put fans in a frenzy on social media.
Harper is 8 for 16 with three homers and seven walks for the 4-1 Phillies, who play the Twins on Friday night at Citizens Bank Park at 7:05 p.m. on NBCSP.
The new guy is fitting in to Philly just fine.
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