Bryce Harper wants a “Party on Broad Street” while his teammates have no idea where that is
The Phillies started their Saturday afternoon with a brief ceremony to honor NL MVP, Bryce Harper. At a podium in front of home plate, Harper took a moment to give a short speech to the sold out crowd at Citizens Bank Park.
Bryce Harper thanked his family, teammates, coaches and John Middleton before turning his attention to the fans and saying “Let’s go have a party on Broad Street!”
Bryce Harper Speech
You guys, the fans, man… You guys make me feel at home every single day, I appreciate you guys so much, and the grind… You guys letting us know when we suck and when we’re really good. (laughs) So I appreciate you guys so much, let’s have a great year, and uh, let’s go have a party on Broad Street!”
Some of his teammates were down to party, but a little confused about where exactly this “Broad Street” was that Bryce Harper was talking about. When asked if the speech fired him up, pitcher Kyle Gibson admitted he drives to work with his eyes closed.
“I guess he said the right thing. I have no idea where that street is, guess I gotta figure it out.”
The press pool sensed blood in the water and began asking around, did any Phillie know where Broad Street was? Has it really been that long since a parade? Do they never leave the stadium and sleep in a series of bunk beds in the basement being guarded by the Phanatic?
Gibson pitched lights out yesterday so I’ll go easy on him but he’s been here long enough and should definitely know where Broad Street is. But if he just wants to remain in the zone and focused on getting to CBP to pitch, that’s fine with me too. Someone will make sure he’s on the float down Broad in October.
Nick Castellanos, who just arrived from Cincinnati, was the next to admit that he didn’t know where Broad Street is located.
“I don’t but apparently all the fans do!”
I can only hope that when the day comes for a parade each bus is given a detailed map of Philadelphia. I can’t think of anything more tragic than missing out on a chance to repeat as World Series champs because a parade bus took a wrong turn and half the team was forced to spend an eternity lost in South Philly looking for Broad Street.
Mandatory Credit: MLB.com