SAN FRANCISCO, CA – OCTOBER 07: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals celebrates as he rounds the bases on his solo home run in the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game Four of the National League Division Series at AT&T Park on October 7, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Bats out for Harambe.

Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper paid homage to the fallen gorilla Thursday during batting practice with a graphic of Harambe with “RIP” written across the ape’s chest covering the knob of his bat.

Going into Game 5 of the NLDS on Thursday night, the Nationals are 2-2 in elimination games since first making the playoffs in 2012. We’ll see if they have better luck than Harambe, who unfortunately finished his all-too-short career 0-1 when facing elimination.


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