And so, on the same day Bryce Harper was scratched from a spring training game with a calf strain ("I never felt it before. That was the weird thing. I felt it this morning. I have no clue what's going on right here") and put on the shelf for a few days, 106.7 The Fan DC's own Chad Dukes (Bryce Harper's biggest fan!!1!!!11!) went on the radio in Philly to talk about his own station's (sort of douchy) #FUPhilly campaign. Go ahead and listen to Dukes' appearance on 97.5 the Fanatic in Philly with Tony Bruno and Harry Mayes right here, in which Dukes yucked it up with Bruno and Mayes (Stan Kasten would be so proud!), gently ripped DC baseball fans and called Bryce Harper a douchebag:
Bruno or Mayes (we have no idea who is who): "You realize you can't fake home field passion and enthusiasm! ...If I'm a discerning baseball fan in the DC area I might go to a couple a games, but I'm not gonna get all cranked up until you show me you got a good team."
Dukes: "Hold on, here's the problem we have in DC. First of all, you said 'If you're a discerning baseball fan.' There's about 15 of those down here. ...But it's gotta start somewhere...Look we're flailing around we're trying get this thing started down here. We've got a nice pitching rotation, we've got some nice young players. Douchebag Bryce Harper is talking about how much he loves the Dallas cowboys, I mean we don't exactly have it all together..."
We? Douchebag calls kettle black?
Meanwhile, Philly sports blog CrossingBroad.com announced a "Takeover" for May 6. Should make for a fun night out at the ballpark...
Dukes welcomed CrossingBroad.com's Kyle Scott on his own show later in the day; and seemed like a completely different person. Also, didn't call Harper a douchebag. Go listen here.
(Photo above by @NatsHR2Win)