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Video: Bryce Harper lip syncs “My Girl” at Nats Winterfest

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Nats outfielder and reigning National League MVP Bryce Harper was in attendance at Nats Winterfest at the Washington Convention Center over the weekend and provided some entertainment for fans in attendance. The 23-year-old lip synced “My Girl” by The Temptations to a young fan.

Harper has been a target — quite literally — over the years for perceived maturity and attitude issues. But based on what we’ve seen out of him recently, including the way he handled the altercation with teammate Jonathan Papelbon, it seems like that perception may be antiquated.

Donaldson ejected for kicking dirt on plate after home run

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Minnesota’s Josh Donaldson managed to get ejected while hitting a home run.

Donaldson barked at plate umpire Dan Bellino for the second time in the sixth inning of a 4-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Thursday.

With the score 2-2, Bellino called a strike when the 2015 AL MVP checked his swing on a 2-0 pitch from Reynaldo Lopez.

Manager Rocco Baldelli came out to speak with Bellino, and Donaldson homered down the left-field line on the next offering. After rounding the bases, Donaldson kicked dirt at home plate as he crossed it.

Bellino ejected him immediately, and Donaldson, realizing he had missed home plate, returned to the plate to touch it and then argued as he kicked more dirt on it.

Donaldson also had argued with Bellino on a 1-1 breaking ball in the first inning that appeared to be high but was called a strike, leading to a strikeout.

“We need Josh on the field, out there playing, and at third base,” Baldelli said. “That’s when we’re at our best. And so that’s really the end of it. I think we can move past it at his point, and go from here.”

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