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Brian Wilson had a hyperactive doppelganger in the stands at Nationals Park (video)


It was a dark and stormy night Monday as the Los Angeles Dodgers paid a visit to D.C. to take on the Washington Nationals. Okay, it was a rainy night, so much so that the steady stream of precipitation brought the game to a grinding halt, prompting a three-hour, 17-minute rain delay that caused Nationals fans, along with any Dodgers fans, in attendance streaming for the exits.

In a game that didn’t end until 1:30 a.m., one Dodgers fan remained dedicated to watching his favorite baseball team and could be easily spotted in the seats behind home plate. Part of the reason that he was so noticeable was that barely anyone else stuck around, but also because of his Dodgers jersey. Well, that and the fact that he was the spitting image, albeit a more burly version, of Dodgers reliever Brian Wilson.

And when the Bearded One made it into the game in the bottom of the 7th inning, Brian Wilson Doppelganger Guy was pumped, perhaps too pumped.

Watch as Wilson’s doppelganger lives and dies with each ball and strike call and pumps his fist emphatically as Wilson rings up Nationals batters.

Simmer down now, Brian Wilson Doppelganger Guy. Sheesh.

For the record, Wilson fanned three, walked one and allowed two hits but didn’t allow a run in one inning of work during the Dodgers’ 4-0 loss. But his doppelganger sure enjoyed it. And really, as far as this post is concerned, is all that matters.

(top image via @Dodgers)