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Bryce Harper has added a new wrinkle to his home run celebration: A squire

Bryce Harper now celebrates home runs with a squire

Every good knight requires an excellent squire, an assistant who ensures the chevalier is properly dressed in his armor, who keeps the equipment in good working order, and, in the words of Sancho Panza in "The Man of La Mancha:"

"I ride behind him. Then he fights. And then I pick him up off the ground."

With Bryce Harper now destroying pitchers as if they were terrifying windmill/giants, Harper has enlisted Ian Desmond to be his right-hand man.

After tilting at Charlie Morton in the first inning of Sunday's contest against the Pirates, Harper emerged victorious with his 24th home run of the season. Always chivalrious, Harper knew he needed to flip his hair for the paying audience. Which meant it was Desmond's time to shine and help remove the battle vestments. 


After the Nationals had secured their 9-2 victory, it was rumored that Harper and Desmond had mounted their steeds and were looking to secure the love of Dulcinea del Toboso. But again, that was only a rumor. 

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