First, Ledecky got Harper to hold her gold medals while she threw out the first pitch at a Nationals game.
When you have too many Olympic medals so you have to ask the MVP to hold them while you throw out the first pitch. pic.twitter.com/m6w8l02m5n
— NBC Sports Nationals (@NBCSNationals) August 24, 2016
Next, Harper used Ledecky’s swim cap to shelter his perfect locks when the Nationals celebrated clinching the National League East, after beating the Pirates 6-1.
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) September 25, 2016
Photo: Gene J. Puskar
Of course, Ledecky approved of the gesture
— Katie Ledecky (@katieledecky) September 25, 2016
Thanks to the AP’s Stephen Whyno, we were able to find out a little more about how Harper got that cap for his NL East celebration:
VIDEO: Katie Ledecky on how Bryce Harper got her swim cap, which he wore to celebrate #Nats’ NL East title.
— Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) September 28, 2016
Well, he was so kind during the first pitch how I gave him the medals, he was such a good sport about that. Got some great pictures out of that, so I sent him a thank you note and put a cap in. I told him that maybe it could help him that maybe it could help him contain his hair as he was rounding third base, but he had some other ideas. I’m very honored that he decided to wear it for the celebration.
These two are truly my new favorite DMV athlete BFF pair.
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