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Bryce Harper Cap Spoofs Trump's 'Make America Great Again' Slogan

Bryce Harper Cap Spoofs Trump's 'Make America Great Again' Slogan
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By    |   Tuesday, 05 April 2016 03:57 PM

Bryce Harper's new baseball cap, seen this week in a post-game interview, spoofed Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" slogan and advocated for more fun in major league baseball.

Harper, the reigning National League most valuable player, sported his "Make Baseball Fun Again" cap after his Washington Nationals defeated the Atlanta Braves 4-3 in extra innings on Monday, ESPN reported.

"In all, Harper uttered the word 'fun' five times in his three-minute, 35-second postgame presser," wrote ESPN. "Although fun frequency is nothing new for the Nats outfielder – when talking to media, he uses the word almost as much as the Smurfs use the word 'smurf' – the Trump-like cap was an added wrinkle for the 23-year-old superstar, who has been increasingly vocal about the need to reinvigorate the Grand Old Game."

After the interview, it remained unclear if Harper is a Trump fan like fellow sports star Tom Brady, quarterback of the New England Patriots. Brady was spotted with one of Trump's "Make America Great Again" hats in his locker back in September.

"I mean it's pretty amazing what he's been able to accomplish," Brady said at the time, adding that he is friends with the real estate mogul turned Republican front-runner, according to Politico. "He obviously appeals to a lot of people, and he's a hell of a lot of fun to play golf with."

The popularity of the "Make America Great Again" hats is rivaled by another one of its spinoffs, one pushed by HBO talk show host John Oliver. He recently introduced a "Make Donald Drumpf Again" cap, mocking the Trump family's alleged ancestral name, NJ.com reported last month.

Mitch Cahn, president of Unionwear, said that the sale of the mock Trump hat was surprising.

"(HBO) put it on their website as a joke and sold way more than they expected," Cahn said.

He said that Unionwear also made about 20,000 of the straightforward "Make America Great Again" caps for the Trump campaign last fall before it switched to a California factory.

The slogan "Make America Great Again" was, of course, first used in presidential race by Ronald Reagan, and has been adopted by Donald Trump for the 2016 election cycle.

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Bryce Harper's new baseball cap, seen this week in a post-game interview, spoofed Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" slogan and advocated for more fun in major league baseball.
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