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Bryce Harper in Nationals Park without booing?  Where's the fun in that?

Saturday evening the Philadelphia Phillies came to town for an exhibition game against the Washington Nationals. The Phillies walked away victorious, 7-2, and the former Nat went yard on Max Scherzer.

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Harper trekked around the bases a little too comfortably for the liking of Nationals fans worldwide -- they would have loved nothing more than to be back in the ballpark heckling the Phillies outfielder. 

The good ole days.

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Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, this is a new reality: live sports without fans. 

The District of Columbia approved the Nationals waiver application to use Nationals Park, back in June. 

This was the first real baseball played inside Nationals Park since Oct. 27, 2019, when Washington lost Game 5 of the World Series to the Houston Astros before winning the series in Houston.

“Hey, I got beat around a little bit, but that’s good,” Scherzer said while reflecting on the exhibition. “You have to work out of the stretch, you have to make pitches in those types of situations. That’s what happens in the regular season."

"It’s not always going through lineups and everything’s easy. No. In the big leagues, you have a lot of innings like that where you have to go down and grind. The fact that I did give up runs, that’s the type of situation you’re going to be in during the season.”

 

The Nationals are back in action Monday against the Baltimore Orioles for another scrimmage. 

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