What's happening in baseball feels almost like a celestial event. Like two comets crisscrossing. Like a day-night doubleheader of eclipses. On one coast you have Bryce Harper, 19 years young, almost instantly becoming the top bat for the first-place Washington Nationals. And on the Pacific side of things, you have Mike Trout, all of 20, out-OPS-ing Albert Pujols, his Hall of Fame-bound Los Angeles Angels teammate, by nearly 200 points. It's enough to make you reach for a pair of dark sunglasses, lest you singe your retinas. Talent of this magnitude, at such a precocious age, doesn't come along often … in any sport. But it's lovely when it does, especially since everybody these days seems to be toting a camera phone — and recording every moment for posterity.
Harper, Trout — Think Mays, Mantle
Washington Times | Jun 15