March 11, 2019
Rob McElhenney is already making friends with new Phillies star Bryce Harper.
The "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" creator, spotting a Phillies photo that screamed for his commentary, reached out to Harper on Twitter on Monday afternoon.
Dayman— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) March 11, 2019
Fighter of the Nightman
Champion of the Sun pic.twitter.com/d1Ij6h1feW
Hey Bryce- i feel like i can call you Bryce because we are so much alike. Wanna have a catch? https://t.co/DzZQbzfk8r— Rob McElhenney (@RMcElhenney) March 11, 2019
Harper, who's still adjusting to the fanatical sports atmosphere in Philly, quickly accepted the invitation.
And then McElhenney upped the ante, putting Mike Trout's future on blast.
Deal. Hey @MikeTrout you want in on this? I know I can’t throw as fast as you but I think you would be impressed with my speed. I like your hair. These are all the things we can talk about and more. See you in 2020! https://t.co/oqJlmdS7BJ— Rob McElhenney (@RMcElhenney) March 12, 2019
This catch might work out better if Mac is pitching to Harper. Seventy beers deep, Charlie Kelly has a perfect batting average against Mac. It would also just be much cooler to see Harper homer off Rob McElhenney at Citizens Bank Park.