Strasburg has already pitched in Philadelphia but Harper has yet to play in a Major League game. That is why this next little tidbit will irk some of Philadelphians. Harper, the proclaims “Chosen One” (that title for an 18 year old literally makes me nauseous), has been heckled in his Minor League career already.
Recently, Harper was taunted mercilessly by a fan in West Virginia. When asked about it, he said it was just preparing him for Philadelphia.
According to the Washington Post, "In West Virginia, Harper also endured the taunts of one particularly obnoxious fan who peppered him all series with, among other things, vulgarities pertaining to his mother and sister — stuff that was described by one person who was there as 'the most vile things I’ve ever heard anyone say, on or off a baseball field.'
Asked about that experience, Harper acknowledged having heard all of it. But then he shrugged again and said, 'It’s just getting me ready for Philly.'"
Really? You think that a Minor League fan in West Virginia compares to the diehard fans at Citizen Bank Park? Listen Bryce, you are in for a rude awakening.
Also, a quick side note, learn to put your eye black on like an adult.