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ANIMATED: Bryce Harper Loses Fly Ball In All-Star Game

At the ripe old age of 19, Bryce Harper made his first All-Star appearance on Tuesday in the top of the fifth inning at Kauffman Stadium. Harper drew a walk against Jered Weaver and then promptly tagged up and went from first to second on a deep fly out to left by Buster Posey. Harper was erased, however, when he got caught running to third on a grounder back to the pitcher.

But the rookie phenom made his first big mark on the game in the bottom of the inning, when he comically lost a ball in the lights. Mike Napoli sent one high into the Kansas City night and Harper came charging in to catch the can of corn. He never really motioned that he had lost it, but then at the very end he put his hands out in exasperation as the ball landed right behind him. It all led to this hilarious gif of goodness:

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After the AL loaded the bases against Clayton Kershaw, Harper would end the inning by securely catching an Ian Kinsler fly out to preserve the 8-0 lead.

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