(Courtesy of W. Ellington Felton )

Harper himself gave Wale a post-meal shout out.

Just spent the day with one of DC’s finest! Thank you @wale for all the hospitality! #shoe-king #talentedsay.ly/QxK4bXd

— Bryce Harper (@Bharper3407) September 18, 2012

Harper’s sentiments were returned with some Twitter love back from Wale.

Kicked it wit the homie @bharper3407 today .. Talked sneaks, Nats, hiphop , rg3 .. And my pitching skills! Ha

— Wale Folarin(@Wale) September 18, 2012

As Nats Enquirer pointed out, Harper had ambitions for a mention in one of the rapper’s rhymes. I’d say there’s a pretty good chance of that happening now.

Also, is there a more perfect D.C. trifecta than Bryce Harper and Wale at Ben’s Chili Bowl? Maybe RGIII and Anwan “Big G” Glover at Old Ebbitt? Ovi and Henry Rollins at Georgia Brown’s?

I mean, there can’t be many.