The police and fire departments in Philadelphia had a little fun with the rumors that either Bryce Harper or Manny Machado could soon sign with the Philadelphia Phillies.
The police department got the ball rolling. It “confirmed” the rumor that Harper will soon be headed to Philadelphia, just in a different role than the one we’re all used to.
The rumors are true*: Bryce Harper* is coming to Philadelphia [police]*. It's a multi-year deal worth $51,245 per year to start, with a city option to increase annually. Please refer all questions regarding Manny Machado to @PhillyFireDept . (*not actually true.) pic.twitter.com/enXKtKLMft
— Philadelphia Police (@PhillyPolice) January 29, 2019
Not to be outdone, the fire department responded. In fact, Machado can make slightly more with them.
— Philadelphia Fire (@PhillyFireDept) January 29, 2019
We’d have to see what Machado looks like as a paramedic. If Harper shaves his beard, though, this picture tells us that he’d be quite convincing as a cop.
We can never let it be said that the police and fire departments in the City of Brotherly Love don’t have good senses of humor. They’re also right up to date with MLB’s rumor mill, as least as it relates to Bryce Harper and Manny Machado.