Video: Bryce Harper tears the cover off of a baseball

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Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper tore the cover off of a baseball during Thursday night’s game against the Royals. It didn’t happen like it does in the movies; Harper fouled off a 3-2 breaking ball from Alec Asher in the bottom of the second inning.

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Just as impressive as tearing the cover off of a baseball was Harper’s shampoo-commercial-esque hair flip.

Harper eventually drew a walk and then executed the back end of a double-steal with Trea Turner. Turner would then score on an Adam Lind sacrifice fly while Harper was stranded. The Nationals went on to win 6-1.