Even as a joke, Bryce Harper to the Philadelphia Eagles sounds cool.
There are rumors. There are jokes, and there are phrases that just sound cool even if you know there’s no possibility of them ever being factual. The words “Bryce Harper in a Philadelphia Eagles jersey” just sound cool. Sure, it will never happen, but doesn’t it just roll off of the tongue?
Think about it. Had Carson Wentz aired that long ball out to him in that Sunday Night Football game versus the Dallas Cowboys instead of Nelson Agholor, at least we would have seen a better attempt on the other side. Have you seen this guy track a fly ball in the outfield?
Over the second weekend in June, the Philadelphia Phillies’ star right fielder hung out with Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson on his Instagram show Outside The Lane. During a very entertaining 35-minute conversation, they spoke about everything from Harper growing up as a Dallas Cowboys fan to Harper’s options if a baseball season doesn’t happen.
During a Monday night airing of ESPN’s special presentation Return to Sports, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred who had previously stated that he was 100-percent sure that there would be a baseball season backed off of those comments by stating he wasn’t confident that there would be professional baseball in 2020.
It appears that, even though he was probably joking, Mr. Harper already has a backup plan. Take a look.
He even posted a picture of himself in an Eagles jersey on his Instagram story. For those who are curious, at six-foot-three and 220 pounds, Harper is seven inches taller than the Eagles’ shortest receiver (Marcus Green) and the same height as their two tallest (Alshon Jeffery and Robert Davis).
Again, as crazy as all of this sounds, it’s hard not to think about him stretching out for a few long balls or fifty-fifty tosses from Carson Wentz. It’ll never happen, but who are we to say that he isn’t just as good as JJ Arcega=Whiteside? That’s a joke of course, but you get the idea here.