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Harper: 'Be as sexy as you can'


Harper: 'Be as sexy as you can'

At just 19-years-old, Bryce Harper can probably relate to a lot of young kids in the United States. Maybe he is a little more famous and makes millions of dollars, but in giving advice to youngsters on how to be successful, his words have merit. After all, not many baseball players have had his level of success at such a young age.

But leave it to Bryce Harper to do things his own way and get creative in his advice. When speaking to group of young kids at a baseball camp at Fairfax High School in Virginia, Harper had this to say:

Be as sexy as you can, he said.

Check out the video right here courtesy of ABC, the comment comes at the 1:03 mark.

This video is just another moment of levity in a dream season so far for the Nationals. They have a lot of work to do to reach their ultimate goal of winning a World Series, but they sure know how to have fun along the way.

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Whoa. Dusty Baker not returning as Nationals' manager. What comes next?


Whoa. Dusty Baker not returning as Nationals' manager. What comes next?

The Washington Nationals announced Friday Dusty Baker will not return as manager of the club in 2018. 

Baker led the team to the first back-to-back division titles in franchise history, and the Nationals were 192-132 under Baker, but they failed to make it to an NLCS.

Baker is 14th in MLB history with 1,863 career wins.

The next Nationals' manager will be their seventh since they arrived in DC.

Only the Marlins have had as many.

"I'm surprised and disappointed," Baker told USA TODAY Sports. "They told me they would get back to me and I told them I was leaving town yesterday and they waited 10 days to tell me."

"I really thought this was my best year. We won at least 95 games each year and won the division back to back years but they said they wanted to go a different direction. It's hard to understand." 

The team also announced the contracts for the Major League coaching staff have also expired, and the search for a new manager will begin immediately.


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Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy undergoes successful knee surgery


Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy undergoes successful knee surgery

While Nats fans were still digesting the news that Dusty Baker will not return as manager next year, the team released some more surprising news. 

Second baseman Daniel Murphy underwent knee surgery today, per an official team report. 

Washington Post reporter Chelsea Janes reported that the surgery is considered significant and the team won't put a timeline on the recovery process:

"The procedure, according to the statement released by the team, repaired articular cartilage in Murphy’s right knee. For those interested in the details, it was a debridement and microfracture surgery, and orthopedic surgeon Timothy Kremchek performed it."

"For those concerned with the implications of the procedure, those are still unclear. The statement clarified that Murphy’s rehab “will progress throughout the offseason,” as one would hope, and did not include a timetable.