Bryce Harper is getting his wish.
At least for one weekend this month.
In March 2016, Harper, the Washington Nationals' superstar outfielder, said in an ESPN interview that baseball is "tired."
"It's a tired sport, because you can't express yourself," the then-23-year-old said.
This week, Major League Baseball and the players union jointly announced a new event called Players Weekend. It'll take place Aug. 25–27, and it will, according to a statement, give major leaguers a chance to "let their personalities and passions shine."
Flair, personality and merchandise
One can only imagine the visual feast as a traditionally conservative sport busts loose — players will get the chance to wear "uniquely colored and designed spikes, batting gloves, wristbands, compression sleeves, catcher's masks, and bats."