In the video clip above (by cnatiTV), Bryce Harper talks to the media after the Futures Game Sunday night. Of particular interest, around the 25 second mark, Harper explains his impressive yet ill-advised display of arm strength on a 325ish ft. throw from the left field corner to home plate which not only failed to prevent a run from scoring, but allowed a runner to advance a base.
Here's Harper on that:
"Was trying to show my arm off. That's pretty much it. Was trying to show it off. Trying to throw him out. In a real game you try to hit the cut...try to work the cut off man...this kind of game just trying to show it off a little bit, see what happens."
(Bryce Harper, via cnatiTV/YouTube, 7/10/2011)
Here's Mark Zuckerman's description of the play, via CSNWashington.com:
When Sebastian Valle laced a double down the left-field line in the top of the sixth, Harper pursued the ball, picked it up in the corner and cut loose with a 325-foot missile to the plate that nearly reached catcher Austin Romine on the fly.
Harper's throw was late and slightly off-target, but the crowd at Chase Field still oohed in awe of the effort. (via CSNWashington.com, 7/10/2011)