The 2018 MLB Home Run Derby was an absolute blast to watch, and it featured plenty of ridiculous blasts.
The Washington Nationals’ Bryce Harper came away victorious 19-18 in an awesome final round against the Chicago Cubs’ Kyle Schwarber. And Harper got to do it at his home team’s stadium, Nats Park.
Harper went on a ridiculous run in the final minute — before a bonus 30 seconds — to tie Schwarber at 18.
Bryce Harper just hit nine home runs in 47 seconds. My god.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 17, 2018
— Daren Willman (@darenw) July 17, 2018
And here was Bryce’s Derby-winning dong:
The champ is here. pic.twitter.com/S6tVh7DCBj
— MLB (@MLB) July 17, 2018
Kyle Schwarber was every bit as impressive, like when he went off in the final seconds to to take down Rhys Hoskins in the semifinals. Look at this emotion in between swings from the Cubs’ slugger:
But this was obviously a huge night for Harper and Nats fans, especially with the rough season he’s having. And of course because he’s a free agent in the offseason, so who knows how many more shows he’ll be able to put on in DC. Whatever the case, he made it clear that he loves the fans and being a Washingtion National:
Harper is getting choked up a bit during his press conference. Really elaborating on what this place and the people here mean to him. Just haven’t seen this side of him in so long.
“That’s the kid in me you guys saw tonight. I was very fortunate to share that with you tonight.”
— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) July 17, 2018
[Video credit: ESPN & ESPNews on @ClippitTV]