Found May 02, 2012 on Fox Sports:
Bryce Harper made a tumbling barehanded catch in centerfield and then led off the ninth inning with a double to set the stage for Ian Desmond's two-out game-ending home run that gave the Washington Nationals a 5-4 victory over the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night. In the sixth inning, Harper fell down in the right-center gap while attempting to catch a fly ball off Jason Kubel's bat. As he landed in the grass, Harper secured the ball in his ungloved right hand. Harper, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 draft, also had his first multi-hit game with two doubles and scored his first career run by knocking the ball out of the catcher's glove. The Nationals snapped their own five-game losing streak and ended the three-game winning streak of the Diamondbacks.

Harper takes cuts at National Mall

One day before making his much-anticipated home debut, rookie Bryce Harper took his first swings in Washington on the National Mall. The 19-year-old Harper was sightseeing in the nation's capital during a day off Monday when a few guys playing softball recognized the Washington Nationals rookie and asked him to take a couple of cuts. ''I hadn't seen the Lincoln...

Harper, Johnson a perfect pairing

The idea of chemistry between players and managers is practically extinct in the big leagues. Personal relationships? Please. It's all about statistical analysis these days -- it's the only currency that counts. But what happens when you take an old-school manager, whose leadership gene was forged in the un-PC '80s, and pair him with a brash, can't-miss rookie -...

Bryce Harper: Love Him or Hate Him, He Is Great for Baseball

Love him or hate him, Bryce Harper is here and he's not going anywhere. After 18 homers, 61 RBIs and a .290 batting average in 129 minor league games played, Harper made his highly anticipated MLB debut on Saturday with the Washington Nationals. In that game, the 19-year-old converted outfielder smacked a double and chipped in with the go-ahead RBI on a sacrifice fly in the ninth...

Six Awesome Visuals From Bryce Harper’s MLB Debut Weekend

Guest blogger Mathew Brown returns to recap Bryce Harper’s arrival. Bryce Harper made his Major League debut over the weekend. He collected two hits, one RBI, a walk, a sac fly and a K. He also made two memorable defensive plays. He was even better than I could have hoped for. In case you missed the action, here are three strikes for each of the games. Saturday, April 28: Nats...

Nats' Harper a talent whose time is now

Nationals third base coach Bo Porter walked off the mound, dripping with sweat, beaming. He had just thrown batting practice to Bryce Harper. Nationals manager Davey Johnson stood in foul territory as Porter approached, nodding and smiling. He, too, experiences joy watching Harper take BP. "The beauty of him is that he hits the ball hard to all fields," Johnson says...

Thoughts From The Stands In Bryce Harper's Debut

While Joe was up in the press box last night for Bryce Harper’s home debut, I grabbed a couple of buddies and went to the game so I could experience the historic moment among the fans. Here are my overall thoughts from the game: Crowd: When I heard that Harper would be called up, I immediately jumped on Stub Hub to grab tickets before the price skyrocketed. I had attended Stephen...

Topps unveils Bryce Harper’s rookie card

Bryce Harper, the 19-year-old phenom who was called up to the Majors last Saturday by the Washington Nationals, had his first rookie card ready by the time he came up for his second at-bat. This week, Topps, unveiled its plans for Harper cards in all of its remaining products this year with the first one

GIFcap: Basically Everything Bryce Harper Does Is Interesting

Bryce Harper catches fly balls with his bare hands. Bryce Harper tries to will a home run to become a routine fly ball. Bryce Harper commands that the ball leave the catcher’s mitt when he’s coming home. —– I, for one, welcome our new Bryce Harper overlord

Bryce Harper Plays Softball With The Common People (VIDEO)

Nats Enquirer and Big League Stew are all over this, as they should be, as it’s Bryce Harper taking a few hacks on a softball diamond in the shadow of the Washington Monument. And the best part is, he actually whiffs before popping up to right field. Meaning, he’d probably bat near the bottom of your beer-league lineup.

Bryce Harper Has Potential to Join Ken Griffey Jr., Tony Conigliaro on List of MLB's All-Time Great Teenagers (Photos)

Bryce Harper has captured everyone's attention as baseball's consensus No. 1 prospect, displaying immense power and potential to go along with a polarizing personality. Harper got his first taste of big league action for the Nationals on Saturday at just 19 years old. There's been plenty of speculation as to when Harper would finally get a call-up, and the Nats decided...

I Wonder if Mickey Mantle ever played Bronx Softball on His Days off

Bryce Harper wants to be known as a “throwback”. The video above could be categorized as throwback. Making like an old-time baseball star from your pappy’s youth, Harper stopped by a Washington, D.C. softball game yesterday to take a few cuts. If you look not all that closely, you’ll see the Washington Monument in the background. And someday, many years from now when robots...

Top Ten Right Field Prospects Update #1

The baseball world is captivated by the simultaneous promotions of Bryce Harper and Mike Trout. The comparisons are inevitable, but Trout’s trial last season proves that most prospects fail in their first tryout. Trout came back late in 2011 and started to turn it on. It wouldn’t be surprising to see him continue to perform better than Harper in the short-term....

The Orioles head to Boston; Mariano Rivera, Albert Pujols and Bryce Harper...

As the Orioles head into Boston this week, they are playing really well and flying. I’m not if what we are seeing the real Birds, or what; however, they have been a nice, pleasant surprise. They are in second place in the American League East with a 16-9 record; meanwhile, the Boston Red Sox are in last place in the division, as they are 11-13. The Red Sox seem out of sorts, and...

Prospectus Game of the Week: Harper Overshadows Kemp, or Vice Versa? by Bradley Ankrom

Even though we’ve already had a pair of no-hitters, it could be argued that the most exciting—and certainly the most anticipated—game of the year was Saturday, when the Washington Nationals visited Chavez Ravine and the Los Angeles Dodgers. The most-hyped prospect of all-time, Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper, was making his debut. Harper’s teammate Stephen Strasburg, who...
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