Bryce Harper holds Katie Ledecky’s Olympic medals for first pitch
Olympic hero Katie Ledecky was in her hometown of Washington D.C. on Wednesday to throw out the first pitch prior to a Beltway Series game, and she humorously turned MVP Bryce Harper into her personal concierge.
Ledecky won four gold medals and a silver at the Rio Olympics and brought them all with her to Nationals Park. But she wasn’t about to make her first pitch with them all around her neck, so she had the reigning NL MVP hold them for her, which made for a great photo:
Yo, hold my medals.
Katie Ledecky throws out first pitch as Bryce Harper holds her gold. (via @CSNNationals) pic.twitter.com/35mrbzXmnl
— Baseball Tonight (@BBTN) August 25, 2016
Ledecky also gets credit for throwing a strike:
Hold my medals, @Bharper3407! @katieledecky #BallparkCamhttps://t.co/pRlcRpfoPI
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) August 24, 2016
We’re glad the Nats finally found some use for that Harper guy.