And thus, there were tweets like this, from Adam Kilgore:

In Bryce Harper’s locker, there were two neon yellow posterboard signs: “This is a clown question, bro: Will you marry me Bryce?”

And like this, from Amanda Comak:

Harper said he probably wasn’t going to say yes. But he certainly got a kick out of the gesture.

Because everything in the world is now on the Internet, and because this chap named @RecordsAndRadio somehow finds it all, here’s an image of that sign.

The person who posted the image also sent this tweet to the Nats’ official account: “look at my friends sign!! The guys in the bullpen took her number! We expect a call!

And this one, to Tyler Clippard: “hey we hope that you give bryce her number!!!”