And there it is in video form: Bryce Harper's first professional hit in the Arizona Fall League last night -- almost a grand slam -- a two-run, ground rule double.
Sounds like the guy holding the video camera got a little excited - almost a double-rainbow moment! Hey, wait: was that Rob Dibble?
And with that near-miss, Harper finished his debut 1-4 with a double, 2 RBI and apparently made it rain after popping up to the heavens in the first inning:
First-pitch swinging, Bryce Harper popped up to shortstop in shallow left. Very high. It started raining when he made contact.
(via Adam Kilgore/Twitter, 10/20/2010)
In his post-game comments, Harper made it a point to thank the opposing pitchers for not pulling any punches:
"I felt really good at the plate and I was not really jumpy at all. I didn't feel overmatched at all. They came after me and I really appreciate that. I thank all of them for coming at me and facing me with the fastball and offspeed."
(Bryce Harper, via MLB.com, 10/21/2010)