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Stephen A. Smith has no idea who hit the walk-off HR for the Nationals

Stephen A. Smith has no idea who hit the walk-off HR for the Nationals

The ending to the Nationals' 5-4 victory over the Tigers on Monday night was all sorts of bizarre.

Bryce Harper got ejected from the dugout in the bottom of the ninth inning after Danny Espinosa was called out on strikes by home plate umpire Brian Knight.

Clint Robinson was up next as a pinch-hitter, and promptly ended the game on a walk-off home run.  

During the celebration at home plate, Harper then took a moment to curse our Knight before returning to the bench mob.

Following the game, Robinson let it slip that he had no idea what inning it was.

On Tuesday morning, during ESPN's debate show "First Take" Stephen A. Smith was asked about the walkoff situation and Harper's comment and tried discussing the scene.

It was clear he had no clue who hit the home run.

We checked the tape, and Smith did in fact say Cliff Robertson. (You can watch the clip here)

"I think on a day like today, when you consider that as walk-off homer had just been registered by Cliff Robertson, and Bryce Harper comes out and does what he does in terms of screaming an expletive at the umpire, I definitely believe that Bryce Harper should be suspended for a game."

Perhaps Smith got Robinson confused with Cliff Robinson, who had a successful 19-year career in the NBA, most notable for his time spent with the Portland Trail Blazers and Phoenix Suns.

But hey, eight inning, ninth inning ... Clint, Cliff ... it's all the same.


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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.