Bryce Harper catches a ball barehanded against his glove (Animated)
Kids, this is why you use two hands to catch a baseball. Most professional outfielders don’t subscribe to this theory, but I’m sure they did at one point in their lives. More often than not pro ballplayers catch fly balls with one hand, and 999 times out of 1,000 it works out for the best. On Wednesday night, Bryce Harper showed us why using two hands can be crucial for that one time when things might go wrong.
As you can see from the GIF above that @ChadMoriyama shared with us, Harper stumbled during the 6th inning against the Diamondbacks and almost dropped a routine fly ball. Fortunately, he managed to use his throwing hand to corral the ball against his glove and avoid an extremely embarrassing moment like the one he recently had outside the Washington Monument. The kid may be annoying, but he’s certainly fundamentally sound.
Fist pound to Big League Stew