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Harper signs Captain America shield

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Harper signs Captain America shield

Bryce Harper came into the majors with a ton of hype for a 19-year-old rookie and as a result there is plenty of competition for his signature from fans.

Maybe people just need to get more creative.

Harper said in spring training he signed a ball already autographed by Mickey Mantle, that was creative. But now, a Texan man may have taken it up a notch. David Chapasko of Dallas, TX was at Thursday night's game between the Nationals and Astros game dressed as Batman, a costume he bought before the game at Walmart.

Where did he get the autograph? According to David who spoke with MLB.com, he got it on a Captain America shield.

Chapasko said he tried at Wednesday's game to get Harper's signature, but couldn't and that's why he decided to take the 'superhero' measure.

There may be a lesson to be learned from this, wear a costume and maybe Bryce will notice you. Although, given recent events, it is kind of strange they let a full grown man in a Batman-related getup into a ballpark. Oh well, here's to hoping a picture of the guy and his newest prized possession surfaces on the internet.

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Whoa. Dusty Baker not returning as Nationals' manager

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Whoa. Dusty Baker not returning as Nationals' manager

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.

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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Bryce Harper thanks Nationals fans for support during 2017 season

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Bryce Harper thanks Nationals fans for support during 2017 season

It's been a week since the air was sucked out of D.C. in the Nationals Game 5, 9-8 loss to the Chicago Cubs. 

And now that we've had a few days to decompress from another early D.C. playoff exit, Nats right fielder Bryce Harper decided to take some time to thank fans for their support this season.

Harper posted an Instagram video Wednesday afternoon, with a fresh cut, and thanked fans for continuing to pack Nats Park. In the video he says he looks forward to "chasing that championship" again next spring. 

The 2017 season could be described as a rough one for Harper after missing the last few weeks of the season with a bone bruise in his left knee. 

Harper had a .319 average during the 2017 season, along with 29 home runs, 97 RBI's, 95 runs scored and 4 stolen bases. He is entering the final year of his contract.

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National Fans. Thank you!💯 #RedLightRecording

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