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

Sign up for Yahoo Fantasy Hockey
Sorry you didn't like this comment. Please provide a reason below.

Are you sure?
Rating failed. Try again.
Request failed. Try again.
We will promote constructive and witty comments to the top, so everyone sees them!
Sorry, we can’t load comments right now. Try again.