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The Nationals read more mean tweets, this time from NLDS Game 5

The Nationals read more mean tweets, this time from NLDS Game 5

The Nationals continue to deliver the best content with more mean tweets videos.

The first edition came February 24, when the Nats read mean tweets from fans when they were 19-31 on May 24. Next, they had some fun reading mean tweets from salty Braves fans thanking them for falling behind in the race to win the NL East, and then from angry fans during the Wild Card Game.

Now, there's a new video to enjoy: the Nats reading mean tweets from fans during NLDS Game 5.

"@Nationals Pathetic effort tonight! Strasburg obviously does not have what it takes to see us through this game. Martinez should've already had someone warming up in the bullpen to replace him at the start of the game! How is Kendrick needs to be released! Soto stupid decision!" @LefDdoubleA tweeted.

"Wow, man," Stephen Strasburg said. "Talk about a bandwagoner. I'm sure he was buying all the Nationals gear after we won it."

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"@Milek37854810, definitely not a bot," Sean Doolittle said at the end of the video. "Not a chance in he'll, (typo already) the Nationals even score 2 runs. This one's over." Doolittle read laughing into the camera.

As were the previous mean tweet renditions, this one's definitely worth the watch.

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Social distancing guidelines would make Nationals’ celebrations look very different in 2020

Social distancing guidelines would make Nationals’ celebrations look very different in 2020

High fives? Nope. Dugout dance parties? Not happening. Group hugs? No chance.

If the 2020 MLB season is played this summer, there are going to be extensive protocols in place that could reportedly limit everything from chewing sunflower seeds to showering after games. The game would look a lot different, and perhaps nothing would change more than how players will celebrate together on the field.

NBC Sports Bay Area talked with Oakland A’s outfielder Robbie Grossman last week about how his team might adapt to the health protocols.

“It’s going to be very hard not to celebrate, shake hands, hug each other, and do all the stuff we’re accustomed to doing,” Grossman said. “But it’s just something that we’re going to have to make an adjustment to. This is the new normal. We’ll get creative and come up with something.”

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The Nationals in particular were a team that relied on a tight-knit clubhouse and prided themselves on staying relaxed and having fun even when their backs were against the wall. Even with the departure of the fun-loving Gerardo Parra last offseason, Washington was expected to employ that same approach during its quest to repeat in 2020.

Instead, the Nationals will have to find other ways strengthen their relationships over the course of the season. With players such as Eric Thames, Aníbal Sánchez, Juan Soto and Victor Robles on the roster, creativity is to be expected.

There are still many hurdles baseball officials must clear before a season can be played. But if the Nationals do return to field, there’s little doubt they would find a way to celebrate together.

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Trea Turner ribs Juan Soto for not hitting a home run as far as him in 2019

Trea Turner ribs Juan Soto for not hitting a home run as far as him in 2019

Juan Soto is just 21 years old and already has his name scattered across the record books.

He’s drawn the most walks ever by a player before turning 21 with 187. He’s the youngest player to put up a .400 on-base percentage in each of his first two seasons. He’s the fourth-youngest to hit a home run in the World Series.

Have we mentioned he’s still only 21?

The hype is only just beginning for the Dominican outfielder, especially since he had the chance to showcase his talents on the national stage last October. So of course, it’s only natural that teammate Trea Turner do what he can to keep his teammate humble.

Even though Soto is considered an up-and-coming slugger and Turner is more known for his speed, the Nationals shortstop has one thing going for him that Soto does not: hitting the Nationals’ longest home run of 2019.

On July 5, Turner hit a 453-foot bomb off Kansas City Royals starter Brad Keller. That just barely beats Soto for his career best, the 449-foot blast he hit off Clayton Kershaw in Game 5 of the NLDS.

Soto may beat out Turner eventually, but for now the shortstop holds bragging rights over the longest home run hit between the two.

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