Tuesday had the potential to be one of the biggest days in MLB history. Thanks to an ongoing incredible troll game by the game MLB the Show's Twitter account, Nationals fans were bracing for the possibility of big news on Tuesday.
— MLB The Show (@MLBTheShow) January 28, 2019
After the account tweeted that it was worth keeping an eye on it on Tuesday, many Nats fans prepared for Bryce Harper to announce where he will be playing in 2019.
And their preparations were...intense.
An open letter to Bryce Harper pleading him to re-sign with the Nationals.
I wrote him a letter. Mostly, I'm just trying really hard not to get my hopes up. pic.twitter.com/Qu8BSRmB5G
— J (@j_nelsn) January 29, 2019
One fan even made an ALTAR in preparation of Bryce Harper's rumored-signing day.
Laying out an altar featuring a Harper shirsey and DC flag Junk headband, presided over by a Calvin Coolidge racing president bobblehead pic.twitter.com/MK8uyj0F7Q
— David Gaines (@NatsAndCats) January 29, 2019
Another fan is preparing to fly across the world from Colombia to see Bryce Harper in another (or Nationals) jersey.
Preparing to buy tickets to DC all the way from Colombia to see him at least once this season. pic.twitter.com/tXyTqce0EH
— El flaco escribe (@Elflacoescribe) January 29, 2019
As for myself, I've been obsessively refreshing Twitter, which is the approach this fan has taken with various rumor mill websites:
Checking ever rumor mill website like pic.twitter.com/hxAnd3ulc5
— Zac ✭ (@Zgrinn81) January 29, 2019
And if you're a Fyre Fest fan, we couldn't help but laugh at this tweet:
Wow just got an email from Billy McFarland offering me tickets to a meet and greet with Bryce Harper in Philly tonight it's really happening you guys
— tyler donchez (@tylerdonchez) January 29, 2019
Then, there are the fans who claim they simply don't care.
Nothing. Don't care. 90 RBIs are pretty easy to replace for a fraction of the price.
— it's not real (@DCHokiefan) January 29, 2019
One fan's theory thinks MLB's "The Show" video game cover will be released during a Super Bowl commercial featuring the jersey Harper will be wearing in 2019.
It all fun and games now until a video game commercial rips our hearts out during the Super Bowl.
— Dry January Makes Homer Something Something (@PBRKessler) January 29, 2019
With rumors favoring Harper to Philly, one fan promised to boycott the Pennsylvania gas station "Wawa:"
Last but certainly not least, one fan has given up all hope, preparing for Bryce Harper's departure like preparing for a funeral:
Like preparing to lose a loved one, there's not much you can do to get ready for such pain and grief. All you can do is hold on to the hope that what everyone is telling you is false. That everyone is wrong. There is no preparing. There's only hope that it turns out different
— Owen Costello (@owen_costello_) January 29, 2019
But as of post time, all of those preparations - and the Harper news - are still on hold.
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