Washington Nationals star prospect Bryce Harper’s time in Hagerstown has come to a close. Harper was promoted to the double-A Harrisburg Senators of the Eastern League earlier today. He is expected to starts tonight’s game against the Erie SeaWolves.
Harper did well paying for the Hagerstown Suns. He hit for a .318 average and had 14 home runs. I never did get to see him play here, even though Memorial Stadium is only a five-minute walk from my house. We’ve only been to one Sun’s game this season and Harper wasn’t in the lineup. That didn’t stop a few annoying people from trying to get his autograph. We paid for front-row seats and people from the cheap-seats came down to stand in front of us in the hope of getting Harper to sign their crap.
I wonder if this means his jersey will now go on sale. The night we went, the Hagerstown Suns official gift shop had them priced at $300.