Because everyone is too busy celebrating
America’s Amurica’s birthday today, here’s a couple short and sweet notes to keep you in the know:
- The Nationals entered July 4th with the best record in the National League. The last time a Washington team’s led its league on Independence Day? 1933. That was also the last DC based team to play in the World Series.
- Naturally the Nationals won today, on Amurica’s day. They slugged out four home runs, Ryan Zimmerman’s cortisone shots are still working, and Ian Desmond is still proving he’s All-Star worthy.
- Bryce Harper needs your vote! The outfielder and rookie sensation is currently second in the National League Final Vote! Voting ends tomorrow (Thursday) at 4 ET. Vote online or text N3 to 89269. (If you’re worried about future HOFer Chipper Jones not being honored his last go around, don’t worry; he was selected to fill Matt Kemp’s spot.)
- Bryce Harper also got his teammates some cool clown shirts. Will they be as cool as the 22Fresh ‘BeastMode’ shirts?