Nats’ Bryce Harper remembers Harambe
Oct 13, 2016, 4:39 PM
.@bharper3407's rocking an #RIPHarambe bat knob tonight: https://t.co/WEDevArtHq #NLCS pic.twitter.com/mO1uvKraw4
— Cut4 (@Cut4) October 13, 2016
We don’t know exactly why or how the Harambe meme took off, but it’s now an accepted part of our social media-driven world.
Just ask the Washington Nationals’ Bryce Harper, who while warming up for the Nats’ game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLDS was seen swinging away with a Harambe decal on his bat knob that read “RIP.”
Harambe, for those of you still relying on your landline while typing commands in MS-DOS, was the Cincinnati Zoo gorilla who was controversially shot when a small child fell into his enclosure (it wasn’t apparent whether Harambe was protecting the boy or a threat to him).
The online world, and apparently Harper, haven’t forgotten Harambe.
And so #HacksForHarambe took off.
This isn’t Harper’s first rodeo when it comes to making baseball fun again with his bat-knob decals.
"MBFA 2016" on the bottom of Bryce Harper's bat #Nationals pic.twitter.com/1IhPLdRhbx
— Tim Murray (@1TimMurray) May 14, 2016