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Daniel Murphy politely declined this pigeon's request to hang out with him at first base

Daniel Murphy is putting together quite a season in his first year with the Nationals, and one enterprising D.C. pigeon wanted to get a better look at the team's new slugger during the Nats' 6-3 loss to the Dodgers on Thursday. Who knows? Maybe they'd hit it off and become fast friends. 

Murphy, however, did not return the sentiment.

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Sorry, Mr. Pigeon. Murphy politely requests that you leave him alone. No hard feelings, really, he just has a job to do. First base is a place for diligent defense, not hanging with your feathered pals.

Plus, Murphy knows what can happen if a pigeon gets too close:

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