With the long wait for Bryce Harper‘s signing over — and the superstar ending up with the Phillies, social media in Philadelphia (and the rest of the Twitterverse) reacted accordingly, with fans, Harper’s new teammates, other Philly athletes and seemingly anyone else with a smartphone weighing in.
Here’s a sampling:
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) February 28, 2019
YUPPPP @Bharper3407 PHILLY is the place to be 😎😎😎😎!!!! WELCOME
— fletcher cox (@fcoxx_91) February 28, 2019
@Bharper3407 welcome to the great city kid!!! Looking forward to having some fun next week in camp and bringing back the winning ways to Philadelphia 🤙🏽 oh and can I get a loan 🤣 #Phillies #MLB #baseball #Harper
— Shane Victorino (@ShaneVictorino) February 28, 2019
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) February 28, 2019
The signing of Bryce Harper changed the city.
This is the beauty of sports.
Fans LINING UP OUTSIDE OF CBP right now?!
I can’t even put my excitement into words. pic.twitter.com/HBfO6AgyI0
— Hunter Brody (@Brodes81) February 28, 2019
— Jennifer Landes Hoffman (@JenAnnaHoff) February 28, 2019
— Rhys Hoskins (@rhyshoskins) February 28, 2019
— Peter Moylan (@PeterMoylan) February 28, 2019
After signing Bryce Harper, the Phillies are now 12-1 to win the World Series and 6-1 to win the National League.
Only the Dodgers have better odds among NL teams. pic.twitter.com/50hsQvuGo7
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 28, 2019
Think Bryce Harper’s new contract with the Phillies is too long? When it expires after the 2031 season, the New York Mets will still be paying Bobby Bonilla for another four years.
— Dan Mullen (@DanMullen_ESPN) February 28, 2019