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Posted at 2:05 PM ET, 02/28/2011

The time Bryce Harper tipped off a pitch

By Dan Steinberg


Here's how self-confident Bryce Harper is: at the age of 14, during an actual game, he tipped off his buddy that a fastball was coming, out of anger that his pitcher had shook him off. That's a 14-year old going all Crash Davis on some poor, unsuspecting middle-school pitcher. Here's the quote, to Fox 5's Dave Feldman:

"Yup, let's see, I was 14, we were down in Arizona, we were playing in the junior Olympics. And one of my buddies, Phillip Evans, he was standing in the box, and I had a kid pitching. And he shook me off. I said 'Hey, here comes the fastball.' And he hit a bomb, actually. He hit a bomb to left."

By Dan Steinberg  | February 28, 2011; 2:05 PM ET
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Comments

Feel sorry for the guy. The Natinals are so hopeless even he can't help them win. He's already counting down the days until he is a free agent.

Posted by: P00PY_MCP00P | February 28, 2011 2:42 PM | Report abuse

Kind of young to be a jerk already.

Posted by: bethesdaguy | February 28, 2011 3:36 PM | Report abuse

Where did the football come from when Harper dove for the ball?

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | February 28, 2011 6:08 PM | Report abuse

I can't watch the video at work, but if these are spring training clips the football comes from Bo Porter. It's a drill he had the outfielders doing. I think there was a blog post on NJ.

Posted by: tha_prophet | March 1, 2011 10:30 AM | Report abuse

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