This Might Be the Worst Ceremonial First Pitch Ever (Video)
Bryce Harper Injures Himself Running Face First Into the Outfield Wall (Video)
Warning tracks on baseball fields are intended to warn outfielders chasing down fly balls that they are approaching the outfield wall. Whether or not they actually work is up for debate, but I can almost certainly state that Bryce Harper would argue against their effectiveness.
With the Washington Nationals leading the Los Angeles Dodgers by a score of 6-0 in the fifth inning of last night’s game, Harper attempted to chase down a long fly ball off the bat of A.J. Ellis. Unfortunately for him, he was unable to do so, crashing face-first into the right-field wall in the process.
Check it out:
As Harper laid on the ground, team doctors asked the 20-year-old phenom where he was, to which he responded, “that’s a clown question, bro”…
But in all seriousness, as violent a collision as that was, Harper managed to escape with just 11 stitches and no concussion; however, he is listed as day-to-day and will likely sit out today’s game against the Dodgers.