Bryce Harper gifts custom bats to hometown Vegas Golden Knights (pics)
Washington Nationals superstar slugger Bryce Harper made it clear that when it comes to his NHL fandom, all loyalties are to his hometown by gifting custom bats to the Vegas Golden Knights earlier this week.
Harper revealed the special care package shipped off to the Golden Knights ahead of the team’s Game 4 showdown with the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night in an Instagram story.
Bryce Harper’s giving some custom bats to the Vegas Golden Knights @spittinchiclets pic.twitter.com/C17b4DnXh4
— Starting 9 (@Starting9) May 2, 2018
Victus Sports, the outfit that designed the custom bats, also highlighted the sweet pieces of memorabilia on Instagram.
Harper, by virtue of playing in D.C., is confronted with a conflict of interest of sorts between rooting for his Las Vegas squad and the local Washington Capitals. Harper has done his best to be diplomatic about the tough situation.
Could you imagine a @GoldenKnights vs. @Capitals Stanley Cup? #Epic
— Bryce Harper (@Bharper3407) May 1, 2018
That said, there is abundant evidence, especially on social media, that Harper’s heart lies with the Golden Knights.
Anyone else rockin the @Bharper3407 look while watching the game?
Thanks for always representing the #VegasBorn Bryce pic.twitter.com/iW6yyqeAjD
— Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) April 27, 2018
Enough said. While a 4-0 road loss at The Shark Tank that knotted up the Western Conference semifinal series at two games apiece undoubtedly put a damper on things, there’s no doubt Harper will continue to root for his original “home” team.