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Bryce Harper Rocks Red-Eye Contacts in Nationals Game 3 vs. Cardinals

Photo Credit: Mike Tunison Twitter
Photo Credit: Mike Tunison Twitter
Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterOctober 10, 2012

Bryce Harper looked all the more menacing on Wednesday afternoon as he put in blood-red contacts to the amazement of fans. 

The "Clown Question" bro, who has been known to get a little over zealous with the eye black, has a new look for Game 3, and it fit him perfectly. 

Here is what Harper looked like from the chin up during a sun-drenched Game 3 at Nationals Park. Thanks to Mike Tunison, who tweeted this out.

Bryce Harper is wearing red contacts? He just went from super bro to goth kid.

— Mike Tunison (@xmasape) October 10, 2012


This is what happens when the modern-day Pete Rose goes 1-for-10 in the last two games. He becomes so enraged his eyes turn an evil shade of red. 

Actually, it's far less menacing than all that. 

A Yahoo Sports report explains:

Harper's lenses, as MLB Network reporter Sam Ryan and others pointed out, are tinted red in order to have a sunglasses-like effect. Nationals Park was awash in sunlight for the 1:07 p.m. ET first pitch, so it was as good of a time as any for Harper to go red.

And we all know Harper hates the sun. 

That would explain why he used a whole tub of eye black before Game 2, via USA Today

I would imagine Nationals fans would like it better if any of this additional swag actually helped the star outfielder hit any better. 

The Cardinals are threatening to dispatch the Nats off into the offseason, and no amount of red contacts, eye black or any other peripherals seem to be helping. 

Cool lenses, bro. 

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