WASHINGTON — Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper regularly finds himself with the ball in his glove for the third out of an inning. When he’s home, that ball gets flipped to a lucky Nationals fan at Nats Park.
When he’s on the road, he has a habit of pretending to flip it to fans (who have likely heckled him throughout the game). Instead, he simply turns around and jogs back to the dugout.
That’s precisely what he did on Monday evening in Los Angeles–but he didn’t make it back to the dugout before finding a fan worthy of receiving the prized souvenir.
Given her age, the act may have made today the best day of her life:
This is a classy move from a guy who promised to make baseball fun again.
Harper may get labeled a villain outside of Washington, but acts like this prove that he understands the power of the platform that he has.