So your hanging out with boys playing a pick-up game of softball and Bryce Harper comes walking up and asks if he can take a couple of swings. No, itâ€™s not a dream, at least not for a group of guys playing softball in D.C. on Tuesdayâ€¦
After making his smashing debut on Sunday and Monday against the Los Angeles Dodgers, the 19-year old Washington Nationals uber-prospect stopped by the Washington Monument fields to take a few swings with the boys.
As for swinging and missing at the first pitchâ€¦ Talk about the ultimate changeupâ€¦ You try hitting a 18 mph eephus pitch after trying to catch up to a mid 90â€™s fats ball day after dayâ€¦Â Although he wasnâ€™t old enough to have a beer in the parking lot after the game with the rest of the guys, by all accounts he was a pretty good sport and fun was had by all.
Harper will face right-handed pitcher Trevor Cahill in his home debut Tuesday night as the Nationals look to avoid a fifth consecutive loss in the opener of a three-game set with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Hopefully Cahill doesnâ€™t throw the eephus pitchâ€¦