Found January 18, 2013 on Nationals Enquirer:
Of all the random photos posted on Twitter/Instagram this offseason of Gio Gonzalez hanging out with random people, the photo above of Gio hanging with internet meme/sensation Sweet Brown Thursday night in Oklahoma City after accepting the Warren Spahn Award from the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame takes the cake. Pic above via @TeamSweetBrown. And so, that photo inspired a hash tag: #GioHangingWith, which inspired a series of inspired and completely random Photoshops. Our favorites: via @FakeFP, #GioHangingWith Bob Barker at the Cold Stone Creamery. via @Lauraroose, #GioHangingWith Joe Biden at Costco: via @ambp77, #GioHangingWith MacGyver at Disney World: via @DCSportShopped, #GioHangingWith a geode: And of course, via @ambp77, #GioHangingWith Mr. Cooper: How many days until pitchers and catcher report? Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter.
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