(Bryce Harper took batting practice in Vegas with a 36 inch, 47 ounce bat?Screengrab via YouTube.)
Another Winter day, another offseason batting practice session by Bryce Harper at Bat-R-Up Batting Cages in Las Vegas. The latest video clip (from Tuesday) shows Bryce Harper swinging the biggest bat on earth -- or so the title of the YouTube clip by user VegasScout says. The bat looks huge -- according to the handle, 36 inches, 47 ounces (keep in mind that according to baseball lore, Babe Ruth once used a 52 ounce bat). Harper's bat also has Luke 1:37 inscribed on the barrel. That is: "For with God nothing shall be impossible."
Sounds like the Nationals will try to keep Bryce Harper under wraps this spring just like Strasburg before him; so he'll just have to let his big bat do the talking. Enjoy:
The best Nationals blog out there (Nationals Baseball, written by a guy named Harper, no less) tallies up the Peter Angelos vs. Ted Lerner scorecard.