— Bryce Harper (@Bharper3407) April 18, 2013
I don't know the protocol for Major League Baseball auctioning game-used items, and apparently Washington Nationals superstar Bryce Harper doesn't know, either. Harper obviously was unhappy when he found out the Nats jersey he wore for opening day had been taken and auctioned online — for $13,025, no less. And just after the auction ended, of course. With more of a warning, Harper could have used some of Jayson Werth's money to buy the jersey.
It turns out that proceeds go to charity and "not something wrong" (adorable) — as Harper said he hoped was true after the fact. Still, it's unseemly that THEY can just take his stuff without telling him.
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