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Bryce Harper unhappy that Nationals auction his opening-day jersey

April 19, 2013|By Houston Mitchell
  • The listing for the Bryce Harper jersey auction.
The listing for the Bryce Harper jersey auction. (MLB )

Bryce Harper had a great opening day, homering in his first two at-bats as the Washington Nationals defeated the Miami Marlins, 2-0. To top it off, it was his first major league opening day, making it extra special for him.

Many players will save a memento from their first opening day, be it a game ball, cap or jersey. Harper wanted to save his jersey. Something to show the grandkids one day. "This is the jersey I wore when I homered twice....."

Well, the Nationals had different ideas. After the game, they took the jersey and auctioned it off on their website.

Harper went to Twitter to display his disappointment:

When you have a player who will probably be the face of your franchise for the next several seasons, perhaps you should check with him before selling his stuff.

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