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Bryce Harper's recent cupping treatment makes him look like he's about to become a super hero

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 09: during game three of the National League Division Series at Wrigley Field on October 9, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) (Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Cupping dates back to 1,550 BC and involves using suction cups on your body to promote healing and increase bloodflow. But because this is Bryce Harper, when he goes cupping, he goes all the way. 
Just take a look at this image he shared on his Instagram story recently. Harper said he feels like Bowser -- the Super Mario character -- but some might think he was a Mike Mignola character about to undergo some horrifying transformation:  

I guess we'll know what the deal is if Harper shows up to camp with a stegosaurus-like back.  
(h/t For the Win