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Bryce Harper channeled the power of the Stars and Stripes for a July 4th home run

Harper hits July 4 dinger with Stars and Stripes bat

Nothing goes together quite like baseball and America. Don't believe us? Just ask Bryce Harper, who stepped to the plate during the Nats' July 4th matchup with the Giants -- a 9-3 Washington victory -- rocking some highly patriotic lumber:

Bryce bat

We can only assume this was created whole from a lightning strike of freedom before being transported to Nationals Park on the backs of bald eagles. 

And of course, this being America's day, Bryce's offering was smiled upon, and the power of the Stars and Stripes flowed through him:

Bryce America HR

The stirrup socks, that swing, the America -- there was no other way this could end. 

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