Bryce Harper and Ian Desmond’s home run celebration

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The tedious and painstaking work of documenting the Nats’ post-home-run celebrations continued on Wednesday night, when Bryce Harper and Ian Desmond seemed to break out a new routine.

When Harper returned to the dugout after his 10th of the season, he gave virtually every teammate a single high-five. But Desmond, as seen above, was deliberately given the double-high-five, otherwise known as a high ten.

Then they whirled the joint 10s — a 20? — to the side.

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And kept whirling.

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Then Desmond executed a fake jab into Harper’s mid-section.

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And removed his helmet.

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And even though Ryan Zimmerman was at the plate, some fan marked the occasion by repeatedly waving his Harper jersey. No respect.

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Here’s the full sequence, via @recordsANDradio. Also, after the game, Harper was asked what that homered baseball would say if it could talk. Which it probably can’t. Since very few baseballs are capable of sentient thought.

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