Bryce Harper is building himself into quite a legend and it will only grow after Thursday night’s freak occurrence. The Washington Nationals outfielder fouled off a payoff pitch in the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles. In the process, he ripped the cover — slightly — off the ball. It was well short of a Benny “The Jet” disrobing but still somewhat cool. Harper, perhaps knowing the moment would go viral, perfectly timed his hair flipping to be a part of the experience.
Re-creating a classic scene from a 1993 movie is a surefire way to drum up interest in the game among America’s Millennials.