Up above, video of Bryce Harper's first hit in his first AB of Spring Training on Saturday (via AllStarsPlus) off ex-Nat Livan Hernandez. Note Harper's big swing and miss at the first pitch, on a patented slow curve from Livo. Here's Harper on facing Livo and that swing and miss, via Mark Zuckerman/Nats Insider:
"I was actually hoping he'd throw me curveball first pitch. It was just down and I swung right through it. I made a commitment to it." (Bryce Harper, via Nats Insider, 3/3/2012)
Harper finished his day 1 for 3:
"I’m just out there playing. Just trying to get at-bats, trying to see pitches." (Bryce Harper, via Nationals Journal, 3/3/2012)
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