Found May 13, 2012 on Taking Bad Schotz:
With runners on first and third and two outs in a game last week between the Nationals and Phillies, Cole Hamels threw to first base to keep the runner in check.  The Nationals’ 19 year old phenom Bryce Harper exploded towards home plate the moment Hamels lifted his leg like a sprinter leaving the blocks at the sound of a gun.  Harper, who was called up on April 28th, was on base because Phillies starter Cole Hamels took it upon himself to “welcome him to the big leagues” with a fastball in the back.  The first basemen realized Harper was running, and fired the ball to the catcher, but it was too late.  Harper had stolen home, avenging the bean ball that later caused Hamels to be suspended for five games. I had the pleasure to watch Harper play quite a bit last season, when he was with the Double-A Harrisburg Senators.  The first thing that struck me about Harper was his super-human bat speed.  He generates this bat speed by contorting his lower body and then releasing the stored e...
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