Harper talks Expos and photoshopped photo
By Danny Gallagher
Canadian Baseball Network
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- I've seen it and I'm sure many of you out there in cyberspace have seen it.
A recent photo of Washington Nationals superstar Bryce Harper posing in an Expos' uniform top and an accompanying hat.
The photo actually looks authentic and real. It actually appears as though Harper is at a promotional shoot for an unknown company, staring right at the camera. It doesn't look photoshopped.
In reality, the picture is photoshopped. Harper admits so and Nationals publicist Kyle Brostowitz said Harper has never posed in Expos' attire.
"I don't know where that photo came from. I've never been in an Expos' uniform," Harper told me with a grin on his face in the Nationals' clubhouse Sunday morning.
Somebody online sure produced a fancy rendition of Harper in Montreal duds. Even Sportsnet a few years ago published an Expos' likeness of Harper on one of its magazine covers.
"It would be nice if we could win the World Series so that Expos' fans could hopefully appreciate it and enjoy it," Harper said. "I hear Expos' fans were great and they had some great teams there. I really hope there is an expansion team in Montreal soon."
Harper admits he has never researched the history of the Expos going back to the late 1960s but is aware of some of the players, who have played for the franchise.
" I grew up in Las Vegas so we never really heard about the Expos but I remember guys like Marquis Grissom, Delino DeShields, Cliff Floyd and Randy Johnson;" Harper was saying.
"What I would really like to see at a Nationals game is a Turn Back the Clock Night and we would wear Expos' uniforms."
Yes, wouldn't that be a sight to behold? Harper in an Expos' uniform scene not photoshopped.