It ended up being a looong wait for 8-year-old Phillies fan Tyler Barnett — and also the others of us too. So when his agent megadeal that is free was finally signed by Bryce Harper, the world was ready.
Once he got off the bus here is a two-minute dental background of Tyler moment.
Tyler sat with his prosthetic eye in a cupand he had been upset about not getting Machado than his attention in a cup. Sports are everything .
TYLER: I’ve really been a Phillies fan for decades; I started after Bryce Harper three years ago. He hits a good deal of home runs. My father told me about what teams he maybe went to, if he said he mightn’t be coming into Philadelphia, and that I got scared.
LINDSEY: When my partner, Bill, texted me that we have Harper, I knew Tyler will be ecstatic. Bill was at the office, so that I wanted him to be able to see Tyler’s reaction.
TYLER: When my mom said , I didn’t believe her. Then I started crying and had been very happy.
LINDSEY: My husband tweeted that the video on March 1, and within 24 hours that the Phillies had contacted us it just happened so quickly.
A good deal of people tagged me . It was humorous — I thought it was amazing that he had been so excited.
BONNIE CLARK,” PHILLIES PR: I had been at a Conference with John Middleton [chief owner of this Phillies], and I showed the movie . Subsequently John called me and said,”Let’s use it from the press conference.”
LINDSEY: somebody out of the Phillies messaged my husband and said,”We would love to split the video at the press conference and give you tickets to Opening Day.” We guessed Tyler would be a part of a buff reaction montage — we didn’t realize Tyler’s video was opening the press conference with Harper .
HARPER: I believe [it went viral] because of surprised he had been and how real the reaction was. He had been a great illustration of Phillies fans were feeling at the time.
TYLER: I really couldn’t feel it. My teacher showed the video As soon as I got to school. And I felt very famous.
* See Tyler’s preferred team/player on April 1-5 (7 p.m. ET, ESPN) once the Mets trip Philly.