Smash Mouth blasts Bryce Harper for choosing Phillies over Giants
It’s been a rough few weeks for Bryce Harper. In his last 28 days, the Philadelphia Phillies star is hitting just .198 from the plate. During that span, he’s been called out by a teammate and also booed at home.
He’s even being blasted by the band Smash Mouth on Twitter.
Smash Mouth, best known for their hit “All-Star,” ripped the former Nationals star for choosing the Phillies over the San Francisco Giants. (Smash Mouth is from San Jose, California.)
The Giants were in pursuit of Harper in the offseason, but Harper signed a 13-year, $330 million deal with Philadelphia instead.
Yo Bryce.......told you not to go to Philly jackass! The @SFGiants fans NEVER boo their own players! You we’re lead by $ only so swim in the sea of boos now! How much do you love your agent now?? Worth the taxes you avoided? How’s that 45min drive to the stadium?lol @bryceharper3 Smash Mouth (@smashmouth) May 1, 2019
Bllsht! Nuture your players, support your players. That way when they pull through you can feel like you deserved it and you feel like you’re part of it. Booing makes you the enemy....NOT part of the team! He’s hit 6 HR’s and remains a constant threat in the lineup! BAM! https://t.co/od3J8Z6lux Smash Mouth (@smashmouth) May 2, 2019
This isn’t the first time Smash Mouth has made headlines for their sports takes. They’ve also sounded off on the Oakland A’s and Draymond Green in the past.
How should Harper react? Perhaps the best thing for the six-time All-Star to do is just to get his game on and go play.