In honor of pitchers and catchers reporting, enjoy Bryce Harper catching Jameson Taillon in 2009
With pitchers and catchers reporting to camp this week, it was the perfect time to look back at some of the most memorable batteries in history. Bryce Harper did the opposite when he took to Twitter to remind fans that not only did he start out as a catcher, but he caught Jameson Taillon:
Harper didn't just catch the Pirates starter, but he showed off his cannon of an arm when he gunned down Trey Griffin. Some of the credit should go to the shortstop's amazing tag at the 48-second mark.
Of course, Harper didn't just catch. So, in honor of the "pitchers" part of "pitchers and catchers," scroll to 4:19 to see Harper take the mound: