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Bryce Harper lent a hand to the Phillies' grounds crew, raking the infield like a pro

You know Bryce Harper rakes -- he won the T-Mobile Home Run Derby earlier in the summer, after all. But did you know he also rakes ... literally?
The infield at Citizens Bank Park was particularly water-logged on Monday, eventually postponing the Nats-Phillies game as the grounds crew tried to keep things in order as best it could. This was the scene earlier in the afternoon, as blowtorches were involved:

Harper, perhaps just a bit tired of rain delays after this weekend's situation at Nationals Park, saw this as a perfect opportunity to try a new hobby.

Look at him rake:  

Despite his best efforts, as well as that of the grounds crew, Mother Nature won out (as she always does):