Phillies slugger Bryce Harper took the field at spring training for the first time since signing a 12-year, $330 million contract. He knows first impressions are everything, and he made a great decision for his first time on the diamond donning a Phillies jersey.
And it was Philadelphia-themed, which made it even more wise.
Harper looked to get in Phillies fans’ good graces with his walk-up music, as he strolled up to the plate with the “Fresh Prince” theme song playing over the speakers.
In West Philadelphia — born and raised — on the playground (err, diamond) was where I spent most of my days.