Bryce Harper Is Excited To Play In Philadelphia, Hopes To Avoid The "J.D. Drew Treatment"

Yes, you read that correctly. Washington Nationals phenom Bryce Harper is looking forward to his team's upcoming visit this week to Citizens Bank Park to take on the rival Philadelphia Phillies, with only one minor hesitation. Via Dan Kolko of MASN:

Harper is likely referring to an August 1999 incident in which Philadelphia fans threw trash and even "D" batteries at Cardinals outfielder J.D. Drew.

Of course, if he was a historian of the game, Harper might also be referring to Philadelphia fans throwing batteries at Dick Allen, a member of their own team, in the 1960s. Seriously, enough with the batteries, folks.

We'll have plenty more on this series throughout the weekend here on SB Nation DC, so keep it locked to this StorySteam for all the latest news and updates as they become available. For more on this series and all things Washington Nationals baseball, please head over to Federal Baseball. You can also check out The Good Phight, SB Nation's Philadelphia Phillies blog, for some perspective from the other dugout. As always, check out the SB Nation Major League Baseball hub page for more infer on this and all MLB series.

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