Nelly Pleads St. Louis Cardinals to Sign Slugger Bryce Harper

Nelly offered to negotiate Harper's contract on Instagram

Michael Calhoun
December 03, 2018 - 9:28 am
Nelly throwing out first pitch at St. Louis Cardinals game in 2013

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — Is one of St. Louis' biggest ambassadors making a sales pitch to one of baseball's biggest stars?

Free agent outfielder Bryce Harper went to a Nelly show in Las Vegas and took a photo with the rapper backstage.  Harper included the hashtags #314 and #TheLou in his Instagram post.

Of course, there's a wrinkle in this story: Harper was attending with the concert with his friend, high school rival and Chicago Cubs player Kris Bryant.

For what it's worth, Harper says nelly says "my guy'" growing up.

Harper and infielder Manny Machado are the two most coveted free agents in Major League Baseball this offseason. 

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