So what happened on that deep fly ball by Gregor Blanco that went over Bryce Harper's head in the 9th inning that turned into a game-tying triple? Harper appeared to flinch as he approached the wall and misplayed the ball (see video here).
Turns out Harper was thinking about running into another wall:
"I don’t want to hit the frickin’ wall full-on. Of course
that crosses your mind after you jam into a wall. It doesn’t really feel
very good. It sucks that I couldn’t make the play. I totally put
that loss on me." (Bryce Harper, via Washington Post, 5/22/2013)
"I better figure it out soon. Or I’m going to be in Triple-A. That’s how I feel." (Bryce Harper, via Washington Times, 5/22/2013)
(Screencaps via MASN/TV)
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