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Flip on any highlight show and you're almost sure to see them, with those peach-fuzz faces and boyish features beneath their big league caps.
Mike Trout makes a diving catch on the warning track.
Manny Machado whacks another double into the corner at Camden Yards.
Bryce Harper belts a tape-measure home run or barrels into a catcher ... or an outfield fence ... or whatever stands in his way.
The next generation of baseball stars has arrived - straight from the senior prom, it seems - and these guys are changing the complexion of the grand ol' game.
Derek Jeter is 39 and injured, left off the All-Star team for the first time in eight years.
Matt Harvey is 24 and merciless, with a polished array of breaking pitches to complement 98-mph heat.
''These guys are coming up now with incredible talent, these young players,'' National League manager Bruce Bochy said Monday at Citi Field, where the New York Mets are hosting the All-Star game for the first time sin...
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So Bryce Harper will compete in his first ever MLB HR Derby tonight, with his father pitching to him. There is above, apparently preparing for the event in a pair of short shorts? Huh? (Photo by @MLBONFOX)
Ian Desmond on Harper's little shorts:
“@MLBONFOX: Showtime! Behind the scenes with @Bharper3407. pic.twitter.com/xy0ksQucFc” Bike coaching shorts circa 1990.
So Bryce Harper got ejected by Hunter Wendlestat in the 8th inning Saturday night after arguing strike three. According to lip readers everywhere, Harper said: "F**K! No Way! That's twice!". Memo to Bryce Harper: one run game; your teammates could use you. Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter.
So Bryce Harper put up a good effort in the Home Run Derby last night, but not good enough to beat Yoenis Cespedes. Up above, all 24 of Harper's Derby home runs, via MLB.com.
Such an incredible opportunity to share this with my pops! I am truly blessed and humbled for this experience! #fam pic.twitter.com/ToxsO5POGb
— Bryce Harper (@Bharper3407) July 16, 2013
Bryce Harper may have spent Monday night smashing baseballs into the stands at Citi Field but his brother Bryan was equally impressive with his mustache. Bryce Harper qualified for the finals with his father throwing baseballs to him while his brother has become an overnight TV sensation. Better mustache: Bryce Harper's brother, or Rollie Fingers? #HRDerby pic.twitter.com/jRgDUYqLU8...
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Under Armour has designed shoes Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper will be wearing for the 2013 Home Run Derby and they're crazy fresh.
And so, Bryce Harper put on a good show in his first MLB HR Derby...but Yoenis Cespedes was even better in his. Cespedes wins 2013 HR Derby over Harper. Good show.
Still, Cespedes' hair didn't hold a candle to Harper's.
(Screencap of Harper and Cespedes hugging it out via ESPN/TV)
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He wasn’t officially named baseball’s best slugger, but Bryce Harper made the Washington Nationals proud in his first Home Run Derby appearance, finishing second to Yoenis Cespedes.
Harper hit eight home runs in all three rounds, finishing just one shy of Cespedes' nine in the final round. Cespedes clinched his victory with five outs to spare as his ninth home run sailed...
Home Run Derby offers Chris Davis a chance at national spotlight. [FTW]
Every O’s All-Star came to Baltimore through Andy MacPhail. [BS]
Orioles GIFs of the Week, including an All-Star wet willy. [Camden Chat]
Good: Bryce Harper usually makes the most of his big moments. [NI]
Bad: Ian Desmond calls out Harper for a selfish ejection on Saturday. [NE]
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