Ten years (already?) of Bryce Harper: From teen phenom to ‘I grew up watching you play’

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — Chad Tracy heard it has been almost exactly 10 years since Bryce Harper’s first major league game. So, the former Washington Nationals infielder did what people do nowadays long after they witness history. He fired up YouTube. Sure enough, everything about that night — April 28, 2012 — came flooding back. The mix of anticipatory cheers and reflexive boos with the second-inning announcement over the Dodger Stadium public address: “Coming to the plate … making his major league debut … left fielder … number 34 … Bryce Harper.” The overamped, violent swings that wrenched you…

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