With a single tweet posted around 11:30 a.m., the Washington Nationals sent a massive fan base into a state of absolute euphoria.
No, the Nats didn't announce an unforeseen transaction that caused their fans to celebrate a major new arrival. Instead, they broke news that fired up another incredibly passionate group, one that may actually outnumber the amount of supporters for every MLB team combined: Justin Bieber's Beliebers.
Here's the message that sent shockwaves through the area:
Big news indeed, but there's just one thing preventing the world famous pop star's worshippers from lining up outside of Nats Park for the game already: Today is April Fool's Day.
As much as no one wants to Believe this is some sort of sick joke, sports organizations have shown a tendency in the past to pull off powerful pranks whenever April 1 rolls around. Is that Washington's Purpose with this proclomation, or is the Biebs really going to take the mound before the team's game against the Phillies? (Evidence for the latter includes the fact he's going to be at Verizon Center for a concert the next night).
As of now, there's been no further mention of Bieber's trip to D.C. from the team's account, and with each passing second, it looks a little more legitimate. With that being said, there's still time left on the clock for a prank to be completed, so don't be surprised if the Nats come out and say, "Sorry."
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Watching Max Scherzrer rack up Ks during a game is a usual sight for fans.
Dancing is not.
On Wednesday while the Sports Junkies were broadcasting at Nats Spring Training in West Palm Beach, we got a taste of what the back-to-back Cy Young Award winner has to offer on the dance floor.
With just about a week left until their season kicks off, manager Dave Martinez hired a DJ for the day's workout, saying he wanted to "turn it up a notch."
Well he turned it up a few too many notches, causing the back end of the complex where the Junkies were broadcasting to lose power.
While the Junkies were put in a pickle because of said DJ, we were able to get a glance of Scherzer dancing to Drakes' "God's Plan."
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It's nice to see the usually lazer-focused pitcher let loose.
While Scherzer's dance moves didn't actually cause the Junkies to lose power, it's nice to think they were too much for the ballpark to handle.
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It's that wonderful time of year again — when baseball teams flock to warmer climates for spring training and the regular season is practically around the corner — and Bryce Harper is already killing it.
It took the Washington Nationals a few games to brush away their offseason cobwebs and get back into gear, but since the beginning of March, they're riding a five-game win streak as of Sunday the 4th.
They are 6-4-1 in spring training going into Monday's matchup against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Since Thursday, the Nats have taken down — in order — the Atlanta Braves, New York Mets, defending World Series champion Houston Astros, the Detroit Tigers and the Mets again. Sunday's 6-2 win against the Tigers was in large part thanks to Harper's bat, as the star of the team drilled his first home run of spring training.
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Turn up the volume for this one because the sound of Harper's contact with the ball is just beautiful — and perhaps enough to get you pumped for the March 29 opener.
Harper blew this ball away in the bottom of the third for a two-run homer with Howie Kendrick on base. He also had a single in the fourth and finished the game with three RBI.
Gio Gonzalez was the winning pitcher for the Nats.
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