The Philadelphia Phillies are facing the Washington Nationals tonight in Nationals Park for a rare five-game series. For the Phillies’ right fielder Bryce Harper, the homecoming won’t be pleasant.
After a near-decade with the Nationals, Harper signed a 13-year, $330 million contract with Philadelphia on March 2, 2019, one of the largest contracts in MBA history. The Nationals fanbase felt heartsick from his departure. Now a D.C.-headquartered pizza chain, &pizza, is getting sweet revenge with a limited-time promotion.
$3 pizzas? Yes indeed…
Bryce Harper returns to DC tomorrow + we’re celebrating with $3 pizzas. Whenever he strikes out, text #UROUT to #200-03 to get your code.
— &pizza (@andpizza) September 22, 2019
&pizza declared that every time Harper strikes out against the Nationals, it will sell pizzas for $3. The offer stands from September 23 to 26, and the fans must text #UROUT to 200-03 within 30 minutes of the strikeout to claim the discount. The best part? The discount applies everywhere, even for fans outside of Washington D.C.
The marketing ploy attracted internet-wide attention.
Are the pizzas gonna be extra salty like y’all?
— Please Howie make Jalen Ramsey an Eagle I’m beggi (@kai_tremoglie) September 22, 2019
— Alex Uplinger (@Alex_Up7) September 22, 2019
Clowning Bryce makes me so happy, but cheap pizza makes me happier
— Joe Quinn (@Rjoequinn) September 23, 2019
So what are we thinking….
— &pizza (@andpizza) September 23, 2019
Is it mean? Probably. Was it mean of Harper to leave the Nationals after nine years? Maybe. Will the pizza be delicious? Without a doubt.