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SBD/February 27, 2013/Franchises
DC Mayor Wants Nats' Fan Base To Grow In Capital; Harper's SI Shoot Explained
Published February 27, 2013
COVER MODEL: Nationals CF Bryce Harper appeared on the cover of last week's SI, and in DC, Dan Steinberg wondered how they got him "in full uniform, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial without anyone noticing." SI brought him to the Washington Mall at 8:00am ET on Jan. 26, a "bitterly cold" morning which included "a dusting of snow to much of the area." The shoot lasted 45 minutes, and with Harper "in short-sleeved baseball gear, the weather wasn't exactly ideal." DC-based photographer Simon Bruty said, "He froze his (you know whats) off. It was bloody cold." SI Picture Editor Nate Gordon in an e-mail wrote, "The only way we could do it and not cause a big scene was to shoot early in the morning" (WASHINGTONPOST.com, 2/25).