The Washington Nationals decision to not let uber prospect Bryce Harper start the year in the big leagues is a boon to Class AAA affiliate Syracuse, as they now have a valuable commodity to market as their season begins. It appears the team took no time at all to promote Harper and the upcoming season, knowing that the clock is ticking on when Harper jumps to the majors. After the jump, via @NatsEnquirer, check out the Syracuse Chief's Opening Day promo, featuring one Mr. Bryce Harper.
After watching that video, it seems the Syracuse Chiefs are still second among Chiefs-named franchises (real or fictional) in terms of marketing efforts, in this humble scribe's opinion. For the record, the Charleston Chiefs are No. 1.
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