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      Nationals rookies dressed up as smurfs (photo)

      (Photo: Washington Nationals)

      The Washington Nationals were a bit blue yesterday, but it had nothing to do with their performance. Following an 8-2 win over Houston, the team's rookies (from this year and last) were subjected to an innocent hazing ritual: They had to dress as Smurfs on their trip to New York. Stephen Strasburg was a stoic Papa Smurf, and Wilson Ramos was a very flirtatious Smurfette. So now we know where the ballclub's politics lie.