If you ever get a job covering the Washington Nationals as a sideline reporter, bring a poncho.
The Nats Enquirer happened upon the initial throes of Julie Alexandria covering the team from the field.
After a gem of a game by Gio Gonzalez, the reporter caught up with the southpaw right outside the dugout. As you will soon see, this is right in the hot zone for getting doused with a cooler full of Gatorade.
Alexandria took the impromptu shower of what seems to be orange Gatorade in great stride. She is all smiles and offers that someone warned her this would happen.
As the report reminds, the Nationals are known for such antics with their reporters. Last year, Kristina Akra found out that it's a horrible idea to stand too close to John Lannan, at least when he gets his first win of the season.
As for Gonzalez, he had struggled a bit in his last two starts before blowing away the Cincinnati Reds Thursday night.
In eight innings, Gonzalez had seven strikeouts and allowed just one earned run in an eventual 8-1 win. So you could say emotions ran fairly high.
Couple that with the very first postgame interview for the Nationals' newest reporter, and you had the recipe for a perfect Gatorade storm.
Now, if any of you have aspirations of covering the team, I would make sure you are completely fine with having sport drinks thrown on you, because it's an actual part of the job description.
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