Harper and his teammates showed their support for another one of D.C.'s teams.
On Wednesday afternoon, Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper became the youngest player since 1969 to hit three home runs in one game in a 7–5 victory over the Marlins.
Later that evening, Harper was rocking the red for another Washington, D.C. team: the Capitals. Fresh off his three-homer game, Harper and some of his Nationals teammates were at the Verizon Center for Game 4 of Caps-Rangers.
Just last week, members of the Washington Wizards—including a fired-up Paul Pierce—witnessed the Caps defeat the Islanders in Game 7 of the teams' first-round series.
Max Scherzer, Gio Gonzalez and Ryan Zimmerman were among the other Nationals in attendance on Wednesday.
The spotlight's on you now, Alex Ovechkin, though a second hat-trick in a single day might be too much for typically defeatist D.C. sports fans to handle.
- Stanley Kay