Olympic gold medalist and D.C. native, Katie Ledecky, has an idea on how Nationals' Bryce Harper can spend his suspension.
The five-time Olympic gold medalist and nine-time world champion took to Twitter on Monday during the Nationals, Giants game to invite the right fielder to spend the day by the pool with her in Palo Alto where she attends Stanford University. Ledecky must have caught a glimpse at Bryce Harper's brawl with pitcher Hunter Strickland after he struck Harper in the hip with a 98 mph fastball.
Congrats to the @Nationals today on the shutout...wish I could've come to the game. Anything interesting happen? 😂— Katie Ledecky (@katieledecky) May 30, 2017
...@Bharper3407, if you end up suspended, come on down to Palo Alto and hang out at the pool for a day!— Katie Ledecky (@katieledecky) May 30, 2017
Ledecky assumed a suspension would be coming and she was right. On Tuesday, Harper and Strickland were both handed suspensions. Harper was suspended for 4 games and Strickland for 6. They both have since appealed those suspensions.
Palo Alto is located about 30 miles from San Francisco where the Nats are playing a three game series against the Giants.
After returning home from the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Ledecky threw out the first pitch at a Nats game where she gave Harper the task of showcasing her medals while she took the mound.
No word on whether Harper will be swimming laps with the 20 year-old swimming phenom during his days off.