Bryce Harper spotted in Stone Harbor, New Jersey still wearing a pretty gnarly cast on broken thumb
Bryce Harper and family spent some time down the shore in Stone Harbor this week and now we have a bunch of pictures popping up online with him wearing a pretty hefty thumb cast inside of a Wawa.
Harper went down with a fractured thumb back on June 25th after getting hit in the hand with a 97mph fastball from Blake Snell. He left the game and received x-rays, and was ruled out for 6-8 weeks, keeping him out until at least mid-August before he could begin any type of baseball activities.
Earlier this week however, Jon Heyman reported that Harper’s recovery was progressing faster than expected, and that next week is the new target date to have the pins in his thumb removed, which was a welcoming sign to Phillies fans as the second half of the MLB season starts tonight at Citizens Bank Park against the Chicago Cubs.
Bryce Harper – Stone Harbor, New Jersey
Harper has a pretty solid fit here. I’m not a cheetah print guy myself, but I probably would be if I had $330 million and was the reigning National League MVP. Also a big supporter of fanny packs but I would typically suggest the more traditional route of wearing it around your waist instead of across your shoulder like it’s a purse but to each their own.
Side Note: It’s pretty funny seeing people online being like “Wow, Bryce Harper is in a Wawa?!” like it’s some kind of surprising news. As we all know, Harper doesn’t shy away from expressing his love for the city of Philadelphia. Some call it pandering, I just call it being a good dude.
I do however, absolutely hate seeing Harper in a cast around his wrist and hand. It looks like he has a robot thumb. The Phillies desperately need to get Harper and Jean Segura back in the lineup for yet another hunt for Red October to finally end a decade-long playoff drought.
The Fightins’ are 49-43 on the season and 27-14 under interim manager Rob Thomson. They currently are clinging onto the final NL Wild Card spot and have one of the easiest schedules remaining in all of baseball. Worth noting, the Phillies closed out the first half of the season with a sweep down in Miami against the Fish, something they haven’t done since 2010.
There was another picture floating around Instagram and Twitter featuring Nick Castellanos, JT Realmuto, and Bryson Stott all vacationing together over the All-Star break but of course now I can’t find it anywhere. Hopefully those three are ready to get locked back in tonight and help carry the load until Harper and Segs return to the lineup.