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.
Bryce Harper is on the field, raking dirt and throwing down a drying agent on the infield. If both clubhouses empty to help, maybe they can get this field ready.— Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) September 10, 2018
Look at him rake:
Bryce Harper rakes. pic.twitter.com/NyKqlxJEpy— Cut4 (@Cut4) September 10, 2018
Despite his best efforts, as well as that of the grounds crew, Mother Nature won out (as she always does):
Tonight's #Phillies game has been postponed because the infield is unplayable because of rain Friday. Traditional doubleheader beginning tomorrow at 3:05 p.m.— Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) September 10, 2018