As the Washington Nationals gear up for their first-round playoff series against the Chicago Cubs, star outfielder Bryce Harper paid homage to his hometown of Las Vegas in the wake of last Sunday's mass shooting.3 comments on this story
Harper, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, tweeted on Thursday an image of him holding a pair of custom cleats with various city landmarks on them, along with the words "Pray for Las Vegas."
In the photo, Harper was wearing a #VegasStrong sweatshirt.
"It’s an unbelievable thing to happen," Harper said in a story from USA Today. "You never want that to happen to anybody across the world. For it to happen in your hometown, it definitely hits home."
A five-time All-Star, Harper hit 29 home runs during the regular season.