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Bryce Harper’s dance moves in virtual tour of his ‘locker’ are quite awkward (video)


As part of his presumably lucrative financial relationship with Gatorade — a gig that results in commercials as weird as this one — Washington Nationals superstar Bryce Harper agreed to provide a virtual tour of his “locker” that fans can interactively poke around in on the sports drink’s website.

It’s a pretty neat little bit. Clicking on an item will initiate an explanation from Harper about the particular item. Some of the items — and the descriptions are rather nondescript but nevertheless interesting. For instance, clicking on the Nationals helmet hanging in the locker, Harper explains:

“So as you know, I play for the Washington Nationals. To be able to play in a place like that, which is so monumental and has so many things there, to play in a town like that is something special. We have a lot of great fans and they come out and support us every single night. It’s a blessing to play in a place like that.”

Other items, on the other hand, may or may not actually be in Harper’s actual locker. Okay, some of the items are merely props — the fire extinguisher, for instance — so Harper can be depicted like this:


“So that right there is a fire extinguisher because I play with my hair on fire every night.”

Ha. Right.

In an email to D.C. Sports Bog, a Gatorade spokesperson clarified some of the more jokey items.

“While many items featured are things you would find in his Nationals locker (ex: the Gatorade Recover Whey Protein Bar) other items were added as a fun nod to Bryce’s sense of humor (ex: the fire extinguisher),” the Bog relays.

The email also stated that the “digital locker room experience was shot earlier this year,” adding that the virtual locker was “drawn from inspiration not only from Bryce’s real locker, but also Bryce’s playful personality.”


Indeed. That’s Harper talking up the Gatorade Recovery Whey Protein Bar. Nerd.

And that’s not even the half of it. Saving the best for last, here’s what Harper does when a user clicks on his headphones.

Awkward. But amusing. Hey, when you can hit a baseball 500 feet, who cares if you can dance, right?