Tomorrow, Bryce Harper will begin the Washington Nationals' NLDS series against the Chicago Cubs with a heavy heart, as his hometown of Las Vegas is still reeling from the horrific mass shooting that resulted in 59 deaths and left more than 500 people wounded. In a showing of solidarity with his fellow Las Vegans, Harper will take the field in custom Under Armour Harper 2 cleats honoring the victims.
Harper shared the special pair on his social media channels today, adding the caption "Vegas this is for you!" and the hash tag #VegasStrong. He tweeted the following on Monday.
The pride of Vegas runs deep when you are born and raised in such a great town. I can't fathom the horrific event that has taken place! ...— Bryce Harper (@Bharper3407) October 2, 2017
...My thoughts and prayers go out to the families that have been affected by this and to all the people that have lost their lives way too soon! Las Vegas I love you and stand with you🙌🏻— Bryce Harper (@Bharper3407) October 2, 2017