Philadelphia Phillies

Phillies fans keep getting duped about Bryce Harper by fake Twitter account

Phillies fans are anxiously awaiting any news involving the two biggest free agents this offseason — Bryce Harper and Manny Machado.

So late Sunday, when an account using the name Jeff Evans claiming to be an on-air contributor to 97.3 ESPN tweeted that the Phillies had an agreement with Harper, excited fans began sharing the post.

If you want real facts about the Phillies, stick with the reporters and columnists you know and trust (I’d recommend my colleagues Matt Breen , Scott Lauber , and Bob Brookover ), always look for the blue check mark, and remember — if a tweet about Harper or Machado involving the Phillies seems too good to be true, wait for the known experts to weigh in.

The network has also signed new contract extensions with several analysts, announced games this season in Tokyo, London and Mexico, and held discussions with former Phillies slugger Ryan Howard , though nothing is on the table at the moment.

• Big surprise: Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy and Pardon My Take co-host PFT Commenter (real name Eric Sollenberger) were bothescorted out of the NFL’s Opening Night in Atlanta by security on Monday.

Portnoy — an outspoken New England Patriots fan — did get the opportunity to confront several Rams players before getting tossed, including defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh, whom he warned to stay away from Tom Brady.

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