Bryce Harper made a great tumbling catch in cleats he wore as a tribute to Jose Fernandez
The untimely passing of Marlins right-hander
And that's what
For you Nino!💯 #JDF pic.twitter.com/jBWxNERwjs— Bryce Harper (@bryceharper3) July 11, 2017
Wearing those same cleats, Harper made a fantastic sliding catch in the second inning to retire
That ended with a dramatic landing:
... Not to mention an epic post-catch hair flip.
During an in-game chat with Joe Buck in the fourth inning, Harper also revealed that he was, indeed, wearing a shirt underneath his Nats jersey -- but noted that it was, "real low."
That low shirt, the cleats and the hair flip ... that's quite a night of fashion for Bryce.
.@Bharper3407 honors Jose Fernandez with his custom All-Star cleats. pic.twitter.com/qzrBUWSduq— MLB (@MLB) July 12, 2017
After the game, Harper spoke a bit about his Fernandez cleats with MLB.com's Jamal Collier:
"As baseball players, we're a brotherhood. We're not just playing against each other and whatnot. When you lose a member of the baseball family, you always are upset. [It was a] tragic event with a great ballplayer. What a great player he was. His memory was definitely felt tonight. With all the players in this clubhouse, seeing that locker over there, just gives you a sense of energy and passion that you want to take towards the game. Couple weeks ago, when I told Under Armour I wanted to throw that on my cleats and give him a salute, I really let it be known I enjoyed watching him play, enjoyed the person who he was and [it's] definitely tough, but it's for him."