Welcome to Washington, Bryce Harper!
Nationals fans watched Bryce Harper make his major league debut on television when the Nats played at the Los Angeles Dodgers last week. Last night, 22,000-plus showed up in Washington for Harper’s “Home Debut” on Tuesday, May 1. Harper was in the starting lineup batting seventh and playing in left field.
Bryce Harper went 0-for-3 at the plate, however, showed off his cannon arm and hustle on and off the field. Fans were very excited to welcome him to DC and look forward to a long future with Harper in it.
It was hard to hear with the fans cheering, however, I think that Harper’s walk-up song was “Flower” by Moby. Thanks to SoundHound for picking it up!
The Arizona Diamondbacks spoiled the fun by taking the first game of the series 5-1.
Here is our photo gallery with some of the highlights of Bryce Harper’s Home Debut.
Here is Harper’s cannon throw to home during 7th inning. (MLB Video)
Cheryl Nichols is a Columnist and Photographer for District Sports Page. She is credentialed to cover the Washington Capitals and has reported on the community service and fan events for Nats News Network and Caps News Network since 2006. Cheryl is an accomplished action photographer and has been published in The Washington Post and many other local media. She was a credentialed photographer for the 2010 season covering the Washington Nationals. You can follow her on Twitter @cnichols14.