Does this message mean Bryce Harper will announce on Tuesday? originally appeared on nbcsportsphiladelphia.com
Things might be happening Tuesday (tomorrow) with Bryce Harper, everyone. We may finally get the free-agent news it feels like we've been waiting for for years, when in reality it's only been a few months.
Popular video game MLB The Show sent out a very intriguing tweet Monday afternoon that hints that Harper's decision may come in the next 24 hours on social media. Here it is below, if you didn't catch it.
— MLB The Show (@MLBTheShow) January 28, 2019
MLB The Show has already promoted that Harper will be the cover athlete for the 2019 version of the video game, so that this tease could signal the grand reveal, which will have Harper in the uniform of his choice on the cover.
This has been just one of many teases that the account has put out surrounding Harper's decision and the mega free agent has certainly fed into the account and sequentially, our stress around the decision. Harper has been interacting with this account for months, replying to many of its tweets. It's our best guess that he will let his decision be known in this manner.
— MLB The Show (@MLBTheShow) November 2, 2018
A little over two months to go until #MLBTheShow 19 releases... have you changed your guess for whose colors Bryce Harper will be wearing?
You can draft him for your team when you pre-order from the @PlayStation Store: https://t.co/c1vYWCZuaW pic.twitter.com/8bAfTaSPeg
— MLB The Show (@MLBTheShow) January 12, 2019
— MLB The Show (@MLBTheShow) January 14, 2019
The game will officially release on March 29, but if this tweet indicates anything, we might be seeing the cover a little bit sooner than that. Like, within 24 hours.
Updated, 3:45 p.m
Is this much ado about nothing? It appears the tease for Tuesday could be setting fans up for a major letdown.
The MLB The Show account has long been playfully posting about Harper's free agency destination, but using him to tease a video displaying simple gameplay graphics is a bad look. We'll see if, in fact, there's no real news to report Tuesday. If that's the case, we think there will be just a few agitated fans who have waited a long time for an answer on the MLB's biggest free agent.
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