Philadelphia Phillies superstar Bryce Harper was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, is not a fan of the Oakland A’s planned relocation to his hometown.

Harper “feels sorry” for the Oakland fans, as he said in a recent interview with Bob Nightengale of USA Today.

“I feel sorry for the fans in Oakland. It’s just not right. They have so much history in Oakland. You’re taking a team out of a city. I’m pretty sad because of all of the history and all of the greatness they’ve seen there. I see the A’s as Oakland. I don’t see them as Vegas.”

Harper said that with the history the A’s and their fans have in Oakland, the planned move to Las Vegas is “just not right.”

The Phillies star said said he doesn’t “see” the Athletics as a Vegas team.

Harper’s Phillies teammate and Vegas native Bryson Stott added that if a baseball team is to come to Nevada, he’d like to see it be an expansion squad.

My opinion is that the A’s should remain in Oakland. They have a storied history there. Award Vegas an expansion team. Keep the A’s in Oakland, where they belong.

Phillies star Bryce Harper. Photo courtsey of Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports


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