Baseball phenom Bryce Harper says he prefers Instagram to Twitter

Bryce Harper may be one of the biggest stars in baseball, but when it comes to Twitter he’s sitting on the sidelines. The Philadelphia Phillies star says the negativity keeps him off the platform.

“I don’t need it in my life. I don’t even think about going on Twitter,” Harper tells CNBC. “I’m 27, living the dream of playing baseball. I love what I do every single day … so whatever people think about me it’s up to them.”

The new dad prefers to share a glimpse into his life on Instagram.

“I think it’s a great platform and helps me engage with fans, and it engages people who may not even know who you are and they find out,” he said.

Speaking to CNBC at an Under Armour event in Baltimore, Harper said he’s enjoying being part of his new team, the Philadelphia Phillies. The right-fielder was traded in March from the Washington Nationals. He signed one of the largest MLB contracts in history, earning $330 million over 13 years.

Bryce Harper #3 of the Philadelphia Phillies in action against the Miami Marlins during a game at Citizens Bank Park on September 29, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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