Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Bryce Harper Can't Celebrate With the Older Boys
The Washington Nationals clinched the National League East division with a loss to the Phillies when the Braves also lost to the Pirates on Monday night. The last time the franchise won the division, whether in Montreal or Washington? 1981.
Players in the locker room donned their playoff hats, shirts and snorkel masks when the news was official, and cracked open countless bottles of champagne in celebration. One player was noticeably absent from the festivities, however.
Only 19-years-old, Bryce Harper could not partake in the shindig, and instead celebrated with first baseman Adam LaRoche's 9-year-old son, Drake, according to The Washington Post. The two celebrated in a separate room, spraying apple cider.