What's buzzing:

Big League Stew

Bryce Harper highlights spring opener with juggling circus catch (Video)

Mark Townsend
Big League Stew

The five weeks between now and the start of the regular season will probably feel like five months, but there’s a reason everybody needs Spring Training.

Yes, that even includes a phenom like Bryce Harper. And we saw exactly why on Saturday when the reigning National League Rookie of the Year turned a flyball off the bat of Kirk Nieuwenhuis into a mini-adventure that ended up as a circus catch.

A video or other embedded content has been hidden. Click here to view it.

Glove. Right forearm. Back to glove. No problem.

He actually did that so smoothly I’m rethinking whether or not that was a near error or just a well-planned juggling exhibition. As Ron Darling (or was that Keith Hernandez?) said on the broadcast, when you’re that good sometimes you need to have a little fun to keep things interesting on the field. Perhaps Harper is already bored and just looking for creative ways to pass the time until the calendar turns to March... and then April.

Looking for more baseball chatter?
Follow @bigleaguestew, @Townie813, @AnswerDave and @MikeOz on Twitter
Also, check out the BLS Facebook Page

View Comments (30)
  • Bayern crowned champions after Wolfsburg slip up

    By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) - Holders Bayern Munich claimed their 25th German league title on Sunday without kicking a ball -- the first of what they hope will be three trophies this season as they chase a repeat of their 2013 success. … More »

    Reuters - 1 minute 25 seconds ago
  • Russell's bases-loaded double lifts Cubs

    Russell's bases-loaded double lifts Cubs

    Rookie Addison Russell doubled with the bases loaded - one of his best moments during his first week in the majors - and the Chicago Cubs held on for a 5-2 victory on Sunday and a sweep of their rain-shortened series against the Cincinnati Reds. … More »

    AP - Sports - 56 minutes ago
  • Calgary Flames must find a way to win in Anaheim to advance another round

    For the Calgary Flames to extend their Cinderella run in the NHL playoffs, they'll need to conquer the hostile Honda Centre. The Flames open their best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal series on the road this week against the Anaheim Ducks. … More »

    The Canadian Press - 1 minute 38 seconds ago
  • Fontaine slides a low shot five-hole on Allen

    Fontaine slides a low shot five-hole on Allen

    Minnesota Wild forward Justin Fontaine fights off a check and slides a low shot through the legs of St. Louis Blues goalie Jake Allen to double the lead at 2-0. … More »

    NHL Highlights - 2 minutes 35 seconds ago
  • Orioles get 20 hits in 18-7 rout of Red Sox

    Orioles get 20 hits in 18-7 rout of Red Sox

    BALTIMORE (AP) -- Delmon Young drove in five runs, Chris Davis homered and the Baltimore Orioles received a bounce-back pitching performance from Bud Norris in an 18-7 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday. … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 minutes 34 seconds ago