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The Bryce Harper Shuffle: The best tweets from the endless free agency saga

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Bryce Harper is officially a Philadelphia Phillie. The six-time MLB All-Star and former NL MVP was introduced this weekend after the news of his signing created a firestorm through newsrooms and fanbases across the nation. It was a long and hard process over the past few months. Plenty of fans and media members added fuel to the fire with their tweets of speculations, predictions, and emotional pleas. The best of the bunch chronicling the exhausting courting of the star to Philadelphia should not be ignored. Here are some of the best reactions from the various stages in the legend of Bryce Harper.

Bargaining and Conspiracies 

Plenty of fans took to humor, conspiracies, signs, and sightings to try to figure out who’s side fortune was on to land Harper. 

Anger and Panic 

When it appeared other teams were in the mix or the Phillies had severe competition, the news was not received well. 

Happiness

Once the news of Bryce Harper signing swelled through the Delaware Valley, jubilation and excitement sprang up everywhere.  

SALT

Everyone, it appears, was not happy to see Harper signing with the Phillies.

Old Takes Exposed

Cheers to all the pundits and media members who had no clue what was happening.

Brotherly Love 

Plenty of other franchises in the city sent the Brotherly Love towards Harper’s way 

The Bandwagon Forming

With winning and big names, comes new fans. Here’s a woman who’s a Phillies and Orioles fan. She kept repeating “wow” and seemed to be half-enthused. The bandwagon meter was at an all-time high. 

More tweets and reactions will be coming as Harper is locked in until the end of time with the franchise. It’s going to be a wild ride and the city can’t wait.


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