On Tuesday afternoon, about an hour after a Washington Post Bog article ran about fans who were trying to stop the wave, (anti-wave fans heckled a wave starter, wave starter threw beer, wave starter ejected) Bryce Harper tweeted the following:
Why would Bryce do this? We have a few ideas (opinions).
I see this as one of two things. First, it could be a Nats PR move. They could have told Harper (or his handlers/companies he sponsors) that it would be good for the team if he tweets that because kids and families like the wave. The wave is a "stadium experience" that costs the team no money compared to having Terrances, and mascots, and fireworks. Plus the quote from this "JW" person (Jayson Werth) sounds like it was written by a 40 year old woman.
Second, Bryce read the article and is just "trolling" as the young people say. He is just joking around trying to cause some controversy. This seems like something Bryce Harper would do, but I don't think Bryce Harper is in control of his Twitter.
Some of the other guys are chiming in as pro-wave as well. (could be part of the PR or part of the joke)
Now people who didn't read the article are hearing that "someone was ejected for doing the wave" because they don't actually think to find out the true story and the story is getting overblown. Ahhhhhhhhh! Here's Ryan Mattheus, who didn't read the article.