Friday marked the beginning of MLB free agency, otherwise known as “Read Into Everything Bryce Harper Does” Season. The Washington Nationals will reportedly tender a qualifying offer to the superstar outfielder, but his choice of headwear may or may not have sent fans of the Nationals, Giants, and 27 other teams nto a frenzy.
In an Instagram story he posted after voting early on Friday, Harper wore a Chicago Bulls hat. Chicago, of course, is home to the Cubs, who oddsmakers gave the second-best shot of signing the 26-year-old.
the chicago cubs 2019 right fielder pic.twitter.com/2H4SxJypPj
— Frederic (@DOM_Frederic) November 2, 2018
Harper’s documented his love of San Francisco on social media, but what has he posted about the Windy City? Well, here’s his oldest tweet about Chicago.
— Bryce Harper (@Bharper3407) August 19, 2013
He also tweeted a bit about Chicago’s NHL team during the 2013-2014 season, and was even photographed with some of the players at one point.
— Bryce Krispies (@chitownsports44) November 2, 2018
Sure, Harper’s social-media history may not constitute “an agreement” or be “legally binding” in any way, but where’s the fun in that?