Here's an interesting piece from the Financial Times in which the phenom that is Bryce Harper is lumped in with other historical phenoms, including Obama, JFK, James Dean, Amy Winehouse, JD Salinger, Genghis Khan, Fidel Castro, etc. Try this on for size:
Phenomenons, like comets, can streak across the sky and disappear without much trace. These past few weeks have seen Americans gazing with astonishment at the latest talent to appear seemingly out of nowhere. This time it’s not a politician or a celebrity in the midst of a quarter-hour of stardom, but a cocky high-school dropout.
His hair, once a cross between a mullet and a mohawk, has grown out into a Davy Crockett shag rug... (via FT.com, 6/4/2012)
Here's video of Bryce Harper's upper-deck bomb on Sunday afternoon at Nationals Park -- with all apologies to Obama, JFK, James Dean, Amy Winehouse, Genghis Khan, Fidel Castro, and even Davey Crockett, who never destroyed a baseball like Bryce Harper can:
(Screencap above via MASN.)