The excitement had been building for months after news broke that another one of my favorite guys, Bryce Harper, was coming to town for two games with his new team, the Philadelphia Phillies, to play the Detroit Tigers.
Quickly a few more rules were thrown out the window, like avoiding traffic jams and sitting in the rain, so I could see my favorite baseball player. During a long trip to the stadium in storms, road construction and traffic, I had time to remember all of the hours wasted sitting in traffic during the years I worked in Detroit. Also, once I arrived at the stadium and discovered Harper was only the designated hitter for the evening, I had plenty of time to not enjoy my bad hair evening because I didn’t have a Phillies hat and I’m not smart enough to get out of the rain when Harper was only going to be on the field briefly.
Many of us Harper fans wandering around in our Harper jerseys were disappointed at the news, but not as disappointed as when we arrived at the stadium the next day for the second game to discover that he was not in the lineup at all!!!
Back home little Harper’s ear perked up when she heard that her name was being changed from Harper to Bella!
I would like to say that I’m a great Phillies fan and was happy that they won both games, but I’m a Bryce Harper fan still adjusting to the transition to his new team from the Washington Nationals.
I might have had a slight attitude problem over the two days, especially
when I read that Harper was resting for only the second time this season in preparation for a big series against the Atlanta Braves. I’m not usually one to bounce back quickly from a bad hair day and attitude problem, so Bella and I may be a little too busy this weekend to catch his games on the tv!