Up above, video of Bryce Harper's failed bunt attempt (via AllStarsPlus) in his second at bat during the Nats' exhibition game against Georgetown on Friday. The kid almost beat it out. So, why did Harper attempt a bunt, instead of trying to go oppo boppo or something?
"Just a bunt. I bunted a couple times this year. Just trying to work on things in spring training."
(Bryce Harper, via Nats Insider, 3/2/2012)
What say you, Davey Johnson?
"No big deal. He’s just trying to get something going."
(Davey Johnson, via Washington Post, 3/2/2012)
Just working. Apparently Harper made a couple of nice plays in right field, too. See you on Opening Day at Wrigley Field, kid?