03/31/2014 03:22 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Bryce Harper Didn't Get Off To A Great Start To The Season

Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper didn't get off to a very good start to the 2014 season. After recording a walk in his first at-bat, he took a scary knee to the head while sliding into second base on a ground ball. Fortunately for Harper and the Nats, he stayed in the game.

(GIF via @CorkGaines)

But he was later bested by a beach ball.

(Video via Rich MacLeod)

UPDATE: Nats manager Matt Williams said Harper passed all concussion tests.