The Hagerstown Suns, a Single-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, are honoring former franchise star Bryce Harper with a garden gnome giveaway next month, but if I’m Harper, I’d have mixed feelings about the giveaway.
The image above shows the gnome the team is planning to give away to the first 1,000 fans in attendance for their August 4 game. As you can see, the gnome looks a lot more like Rich Garces than anything else.
I mean seriously, look at that thing. If I asked you to guess which baseball player it resembled I bet you wouldn’t name Bryce Harper even if I gave you 50 guesses.
What did they think? “Hey, let’s just make a generic gnome, slap some eye black and the number 34 on it, and we can call it a Bryce Harper gnome.” This was even more embarrassing than the Tom Brady doll that looked nothing like Tom Brady.
If you want to know what a garden gnome giveaway is supposed to look like, take a look at this bearded Brian Wilson one. That’s how it’s supposed to be done. But hey, at least we applaud the Suns for their effort.Google+