Florida Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen got quite the surprise when before leaving Washington after his team and the Nationals split a four-game series, he received a gift: a signed bat from Bryce Harper.
This was an odd occurrence considering Guillen and Harper had just been through what the NQ has labeled Pine Gate 3.0. The bat came complete with Harper’s signature, a special message and pine tar. It was the biggest “F You” ever, but unfortunately it was meant in the nicest way possible and as a prank from Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche. MLB.com:
“It was funny,” Guillen said. “I’ve got a few friends on their side. All those guys were making fun of me. I found out later they made the kid sign the bat. They put the rest. ‘To my hero, Ozzie, love you.’”
If Ozzie truly was trying to intimidate Bryce Harper and/or the Nationals he obviously failed since the Nats are more than happy and comfortable screwing with him. Guillen is loud obnoxious, but that dog has no bite. He is a bit of a clown if anything and in the circus the lion tamers aren’t intimidated by anything a clown does.
I am thankful for this prank however because it gives me a chance to post this meme. In fact, I really don’t care about the prank at all as long as I can post my meme. I know, I know.
I am selfish like that.