👏 Bryce Harper steps up to plate to standing ovation & the Fresh Prince of Bel Air theme song! @bryceharper3 winning over Philly Fans!!!— Jeff Skversky 6abc (@JeffSkversky) March 9, 2019
“In west Philadelphia born and raised
On the playground was where I spent most of my days”@6abc #bryceharper pic.twitter.com/HLrhFmr9t8
Harper drew a walk Saturday in his first spring training plate appearance.
He noted that he is still getting into form after missing the first part of spring training.
"It's gonna take me some time to get ready and get into it," Harper said. "When I'm walking, that's when I'm at my best. So take those two at-bats and get ready for Monday."
Wearing No. 3, Harper earned a loud ovation from fans at Spectrum Field.
"That's what it's all about. It was good to see the fans show out today, support us, out there for us," Harper said. "And just being around the guys and being in the dugout again and getting some dirt on my cleats -- it was a lot of fun."
Bryce Harper says Phillies fans are "incredible" 🔥— Jeff Skversky 6abc (@JeffSkversky) March 9, 2019
"it was great the ovation they gave me I'm very humbled, very blessed to play in front of a fan base like that... just goes to show how great of a fan base Philly is"@6abc #BryceHarper #Phillies pic.twitter.com/cIJj8wLVnh
The Phillies face the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday.
Harper says he will probably only use this for his walk-up music in spring training.