Cell phone cameras and YouTube are amazing.  How else would we have any idea that young Washington Nationals' phenom Bryce Harper took a few cuts as a softball game in front of the Washington Monument.

Last night was an off night for Washington, and the 19 year old was likely exploring the historic city for the first time.  His mind never too far away from baseball, Harper casually wandered toward the league softball game being waged on the mall.

According to a Washington Post blog, Harper approached one of the teams and asked, "You guys want a pinch hitter?"

Naturally, both teams obliged and this happened.

Much like when a pro golfer duffs a shot, it was surreal to see a big league stud whiff at a pitch coming 25 miles per hour.