The Hagerstown Suns, a single-A team for the Washington Nationals, will be giving away special Bryce Harper garden gnomes to the first 1,000 fans in attendance at the August 4 game. The statue is quite remarkable in that it looks absolutely nothing like Bryce Harper. Also, it’s more than a little creepy.
Seriously, who in their right mind would want this thing in their garden?
Harper began his professional baseball career here in Hagerstown where he made it no secret that he hated being here. Personally, I wish the Suns would just forget that Harper played here and pretend that he didn’t exist. He’s gone and he will probably, hopefully, never return.
Then again, considering just how horrendous this statue looks, perhaps this is a passive-aggressive way for the Suns to get back at Harper, by “honoring” him with a statue that makes him look like Jonah Hill’s retarded brother. I think that would be giving the organization too much credit.