The Washington Nationals are World Series champions. Bryce Harper is not. Washington defeated the Houston Astros in Game 7 on Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park and got the franchise's first ever title. And, in case you forgot, Harper is no longer on the team. Yet, for obvious reasons, he was trending on Twitter as his former team was hoisting the trophy.

The Philadelphia Phillies right fielder watched the Nationals clinch the NLCS the day before his birthday, and then had to watch his former teammates celebrate a title two weeks later. Though in Harper's defense, he did kind of predict a World Series championship for Washington back in the spring. 

He really tried to tell y'all.

Keep this gif bookmarked to use again when the team gets their rings. 

I can't say this from experience, but watching your former team win seems like it would feel better with millions of dollars to wipe your tears.

I'd always prefer a ring over a big contract, but if you can't get a ring a record-breaking $330 million deal is a good second option. 

There's a SpongeBob meme for everything. 

I mean, this didn't not work for the Nationals.

Anyone who sees Harper at any point from here on out, "Bryce how does it feel to have them win after you -"


Harper heading into next season still without a ring:

The Phillies ended the 2019 season an even 81-81, in fourth place in the National League East and did not make the postseason. Harper, for his part, said he was happy for the Nationals when they made the World Series.