Marlins Dancer Twerks for Washington Nationals Stephen Strasburg (Photo)


Jul 12, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg (37) reacts after giving up a bases load triple against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

I guess this particular Miami Marlins dancer is a big fan of Jay-Z, who recently encouraged Miley Cyrus to ‘twerk, twerk, twerk’.

During last night’s game between the Marlins and the Washington Nationals, starter Stephen Strasburg was warming up in the bullpen in anticipation for his start.

Now, like many visiting bullpens, the Miami Marlins placed the oppositions ‘pen right next to fans during construction but unlike most, the visiting bullpen at Miami Marlins park backs up to the Clevelander, a ‘nightclub’ in the ballpark.

Given the easy access, that gave a Clevelander ‘dancer’ an idea.

Either a big Stephen Strasburg fan hoping the former SDSU phenom would take notice or desperate for a Marlins win, attempting to distract the ace, the dancer/bartender decided to twerk for the young pitcher and his bullpen catcher.

So – the big question – did the twerking work? Maybe a bit too well, at least from the Marlins perspective.

Strasburg allowed seven runs in just two innings against the lowly Marlins, making it the worst start of his career.

Photo thanks to @GyngaSnap:


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