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It’s not just a figure of speech<p>Generally speaking, when a batter is said to have “hit the cover off the ball,” it’s a fancy way of saying the hitter is in the midst of a hot streak. Yet on Thursday night, Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper literally hit the cover off the baseball against …

Read more at CBS Sports: http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/watch-bryce-harper-pulls-a-sandlot-and-hits-the-cover-off-a-baseball/