MLB rites of passage can be pretty painful.

Anthony Banda would probably agree.

The Arizona Diamondback prospect got his first taste of the big leagues recently, with Bryce Harper providing some necessary perspective.

One of those aforementioned rites of passage is the first homer allowed, and there is little doubt Banda will remember what Bryce Harper did to him.

When Harper's looking up and Arizona Diamondback rookie call-up Anthony Banda's looking down, we know what happened.

For height, distance, and repercussions, click over to The Daily Player.

Meanwhile, for looking cool in the desert heat, Fanorama suggests these polarized cycling goggles, even if you're not on a bike:

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Hard to believe these oozing-cool shades can be had for $34.32, but there you go.

Kinda like the ball Harper launched in Arizona.





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