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Bryce Harper entered today with a major-league leading seven home runs, and he didn’t waste any time in boosting that total tonight. In the first inning of this evening’s game against the New York Mets, he took a Jacob deGrom fastball deep—and broke his bat at the same time, leaving him clutching just a sliver of the handle as he left the batter’s box:

The only dinger celebration potentially niftier than a bat flip is one where the bat has already been destroyed.


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