One of the biggest story lines heading in to Opening Day asked the following: what will Bryce Harper do as an encore in 2013?
That’s a clown question, bro.
The 20-year-old Nationals outfielder sprinted out of the starting gate Monday afternoon, homering in his first two at bats of the season. With those two swings of the bat, the reigning NL Rookie of the Year etched his name in the record books.
The first home run made Harper the second youngest player ever to go yard in his team’s first game of the season. The second home run made the phenom the youngest player ever to homer twice in his team’s opening game of the season.
Chants of “M-V-P” reigned down as Harper crossed home plate after his second solo shot, perhaps providing a bit of foreshadowing for what the young star has in store for the rest of 2013. Needless to say, that would be quite the encore.