Jul 11, 2012, 5:12 AM EDT
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Bryce Harper lost Mike Napoli's fourth-inning flyball in the twilight.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Sure, there was that routine flyball Bryce Harper never saw amid the Kansas City twilight, a botched play that will show up on All-Star blooper reels for decades to come.
"It didn't hit me in the head," Harper cracked. "So I think I'm doing OK."
He's doing more than OK. So what if the 19-year-old's first All-Star Game was less than his finest hour on a baseball field? Those few hiccups paled in comparison to his overall experience over a whirlwind 48 hours.
And considering teammates Stephen Strasburg and Gio Gonzalez did their part to help lead the National League to an 8-0 drubbing of the American League in the 83rd Midsummer Classic — thus ensuringRead more »
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