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Nats' AA team schedules an unusual Bryce Harper giveaway


Nats' AA team schedules an unusual Bryce Harper giveaway


Minor league baseball teams are known for unique and creative giveaways. The Nationals' Double A affiliate in Harrisburg, however, is taking things to the next level with one of their own promotions in late July.

According to their team site, the first 1,000 Senators fans to enter Metro Bank Park on July 25th will receive a Bryce Harper snowglobe. But this isn't your ordinary, run-of-the-mill snowglobe. Far from it, actually.

Instead, the team is passing out Bryce Harper mayfly snowglobes. Wondering what this limited edition, surefire collector's item looks like? Here's a preview of the giveaway, which could to go down as one of the most peculiar ever:

There's Bryce, engulfed by tiny orange specks that are supposed to represent mayflies.

Mayflies are pesky flying insects that are particularly prevalent in Harrisburg. They apparently like to spend their nights at the Senators' stadium, enticed by the ballpark's lights. That's not the worst place to pass the time considering that their lives rarely last more than a few days. 

Even though Harper hasn't played for the team since June 2014, fans will surely be swarming the gates to get their hands on his snowglobe.

First pitch for the game is scheduled for 6:00 p.m., but if you're itching to pick up one yourself, you'll probably have to arrive earlier.

[MORE NATIONALS: Bryce Harper gets robbed of a home run in a Gatorade ad]

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Did Max Scherzer's dance moves cause the Junkies' broadcast to lose power?

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Did Max Scherzer's dance moves cause the Junkies' broadcast to lose power?

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."


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. 

106.7 The Fans Sports Junkies simulcasts on NBC Sports Washington every weekday morning from 6:00 to 10:00 am ET. You can stream the Sports Junkies right here

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The sound of Bryce Harper's first spring training HR is beautiful


The sound of Bryce Harper's first spring training HR is beautiful

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. 


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.