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Wire Taps: Bryce Harper wins Derby, talks future; $1 tickets; Max Scherzer starting All-Star Game...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of the 89th annual Midsummer Classic.

T-Mobile Home Run Derby Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

That was legitimately fun. Seeing trophies on the field at Nationals Park is a new experience — maybe we’ll get to see it again sometime soon. In the meantime, enjoy the All-Star Game!

Here’s the scoop from South Capitol:

With All-Star Game in Washington, Bryce Harper looks back on baseball life, ahead to uncertain future (NBCSN)
Bryce Harper's career in Washington may have reached its peak last night -- and for once, he spoke candidly about his future. "It's always a possibility [I leave]. I think that everybody knew that at the beginning of the year, that this could possibly be my last year in D.C. Everybody knows that."

At All-Star Game, Bryce Harper wins HR Derby, talks pending free agency (WaPo)
Harper beat Schwarber in the final round, but earlier, he talked about what may come next -- both this season, and afterwards.

Bryce Harper's Home Run Derby win to give Washington Nationals fans $1 tickets (ESPN)
The Nats offered a dollar off of tickets for every homer Bryce Harper hit in the derby. If you want to sit in the 100s for $1, tomorrow's your day to buy tickets.

Nationals’ Max Scherzer will start All-Star Game for second year in a row (WaPo)
Scherzer is the 12th pitcher in MLB history to start the game in his home ballpark.

2018 All-Star Game is the baseball moment D.C. has been waiting for (WaPo)
Bryce Harper was the star of the show last night, and Max Scherzer will hold the show tomorrow. If the Nats can take any conclusion away from this week, it's that they belong at the center of baseball.

Bryce Harper wins Home Run Derby (MLB)
"I mean, this is [for] the whole city of D.C. I was very fortunate to be able to bring this back to them and do it here."

Bryce Harper's 2018 Home Run Derby win by the numbers (NBCSN)
3rd hometown winner. 13 homers in the first two rounds. $1 tickets.

Bryce Harper brings down the house with epic Derby comeback (ESPN)
Bryce Harper is hitting .214. He's having a rough walk year. On Monday night, that didn't matter, as he launched 45 homers to win the derby -- including 9 in 10 swings in less than a minute.

Ed Bearss went to his first All-Star Game in 1933. This week he’ll go to his second. (WaPo)
Bearss was at Comiskey Park for the first All-Star Game almost 90 years ago, and has a photographic memory that captured both the game and other American events. Tonight, he'll get to go to baseball's 89th game, and he'll record that too.