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Utility Company To Sponsor Nats Prospect Bryce Harper's Minor League At Bats
Published March 17, 2011
BRACING FOR BRYCE: In Maryland, Bob Parasiliti reported the Suns have received “calls for tickets and from people looking for information” about Harper since it was announced last Saturday he would begin the season with the club. Suns GM Bill Farley said, “We are getting a lot of response. Our ticketing has been really busy. Usually the early season is hard for attendance. We have a ton of games in May and with (Harper) here, it will help push us over the top.” Parasiliti noted the team’s staff is “crossing its fingers against any change of course for Harper and resisting pulling out all the merchandising stops” until he is actually with the Suns. Suns co-Owner Bruce Quinn: “When he gets on the field here, we will start printing everything to have it ready for the home opener.” Farley added, “We want to make sure he is coming for sure. The merchandising will be huge. Everything has been ordered. We are just waiting to see before putting it in motion.” Farley said that “high on the priority list are Suns jerseys and T-shirts bearing Harper’s name” (Hagerstown HERALD-MAIL, 3/15).