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Nationals' color commentator F.P. Santangelo was once vetted by The Bachelor

Nationals' color commentator F.P. Santangelo was once vetted by The Bachelor

If you want reality TV expertise and The Bachelor content, you go to Steve Carbone aka Reality Steve. If you want inside information on the Washington Nationals, you go to MASN's color analyst F.P. Santangelo. 

If you want amazing Bachelor and Nationals cross over content, you need to listen to Reality Steve's most recent podcast.

While it seems crazy that their worlds collided, these two have their own bromance story. The reality show blogger got his start in sports radio and has always loved baseball. 

Two years ago, he put some money on a Nationals game so he tuned in to see if he was a winner. He ended up enjoying Santangelo's expertise far more than the game itself. 

"Listening to him and his analysis, I was learning something every sentence," said Carbone.

With so much negativity on the internet, he decided to fire off a DM to Santangelo and let him know that he really enjoyed his work. The two have been "DM buddies" up until Thursday's podcast episode where they spoke for the first time. 

Santangelo has watched the Bachelor franchise on and off for the last 10 years and shared his thoughts and theories about this season. 

He joked that the current bachelor "wouldn't last the first month... managing a season in the majors."  

The former MLB player turned analyst revealed that he was being vetted to be the bachelor a few seasons ago. His agent knew some of The Bachelor producers but it ultimately did not work out. He joked that if he was the bachelor, it would have been the last season of the show. 

After a lot of bachelor talk, Reality Steve talked sports for the first time ever on his podcast. 

The two discussed all things Nationals; baby shark, dugout dancing, and the Soto shuffle. 

The reality TV blogger asked all about the World Series run and how his favorite player, Max Scherzer, was able to overcome injury in Game 7. 

The two also talked about what they are calling the biggest thing to happen to baseball, the Astros' cheating scandal. 

Santangelo suggested that Nationals fans should give the Astros a standing ovation when they visit Nationals Park in July. Carbone hopes to catch a game in D.C. this summer, and this seems like the perfect opportunity. 

If you are looking for Bachelor spoilers, skip all the way to the end where Santangelo tries his best to figure out how this season ends... with no such luck.

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UVA's basketball arena has a new favorite John Paul Jones

UVA's basketball arena has a new favorite John Paul Jones

If you do not follow the official Twitter account of the John Paul Jones Arena, you are missing out on premium "Bachelor in Paradise" content. 

During the college hoops off-season, UVA's home arena - as SBNation's Streaking The Lawn first pointed out - has become a fan account for the Bachelor contestant of the same name.

The name isn't the only connection: John Paul Jones, the "Bachelor in Paradise" fan favorite is a DMV local, and son of a UVA alumnae. We even saw him at a Nationals game this season.

And so, in lieu of any pressing sports news, the Arena's account is capturing the biggest news in reality TV.

JPJ stole the hearts of ABC's "The Bachelorette" fans on Hannah Brown's season. After a few short weeks, he was sent home, though his time with the franchise did not end there. He is a staple on the networks' spin-off show, "Bachelor in Paradise" which currently airs twice a week.

The Twitter account is all in on this season, live-tweeting the best JPJ content.

JPJ Arena will welcome home national champion Virginia Cavaliers when their season kicks off in November.

The arena hopes to add to the excitement by creating the greatest sports and Bachelorette crossover ever. 

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