Philly police, fire departments offer to hire Harper, Machado

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Philly police, fire departments want to hire Harper, Machado. Karen Rogers reports during Action News Mornings on January 30, 2019.

They are the two most-talked about free agents in baseball, but could Manny Machado or Bryce Harper make it in law enforcement?

Although neither player has reached a deal yet, fans are dreaming about them wearing a Phillies uniform.

Some first responders are having a little fun while the Phillies faithful wait and wait.

The Philadelphia Police Department tweeted a photo of Officer Harper - a photoshopped image of the star slugger wearing a police uniform.

The message reads: "The rumors are true*: Bryce Harper* is coming to Philadelphia [police]*. It's a multi-year deal worth $51,245 per year to start, with a city option to increase annually. Please refer all questions regarding Manny Machado to @PhillyFireDept . (*not actually true.)"

Fire officials re-tweeted the message noting that Machado would earn $52,000 to start as a paramedic and the department is hiring.

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