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Bryce Harper has quickly left an impression on the baseball world for the reckless abandon with which he plays the game.
He's also left an impression on walls, bats and his face.
Harper made a leaping catch into the center-field wall at Dodger Stadium in only the second game of his big league career.
It was deja vu all over again a year later, as he crashed into the outfield wall at Turner Field. This time, he lost the ball over the fence and suffered a contusion in the process.
Harper also broke a bat in anger on home plate after a strikeout on August 5, 2012. He only needed one hand on the bat to shatter it in front of Miami Marlins catcher John Buck. Harper apologized to Buck before his next at-bat, and Buck took the opportunity to loosen up the intense teenager, as he explained to Gabe Lacques of USA Today.
"I told him, 'Don't worry about it. I did the same thing when I was your age. It was a metal bat, and I was in high school,'" he said.
Earlier in his rookie season, Harper had tried to break another bat in anger. In the first incident, he swung his bat against a wall in a dugout tunnel after another disappointing at-bat on May 11, 2012. Needless to say, this bat didn't break. No, it bounced off the wall and hit Harper in the face, requiring 10 stitches.
Harper's quote afterwards to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post was very telling.
"I just got caught up in the moment. I want to do so well. It just got me...It started bleeding. And I was like, ‘Ah, crap.’ Stitched it up as fast as I can and go back out to the outfield," he said.
But Harper is intense off the field as well. For example, don't ask him how he feels about the all-important issue of post-game celebratory beverages.
That would be a clown question, bro.