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Bryce Harper made a great tumbling catch in cleats he wore as a tribute to Jose Fernandez

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The untimely passing of Marlins right-hander Jose Fernandez last September sent shockwaves around the league. And the All-Star Game taking place at Marlins Park on Tuesday night (won by the American League, 2-1, in 10 innings) presented a great opportunity for potential tributes to the man affectionately known as "Niño" by friends, colleagues and fans alike.

And that's what Bryce Harper did, donning some festive Marlins-themed cleats for the game that he shared on Twitter with a warm message: 

Wearing those same cleats, Harper made a fantastic sliding catch in the second inning to retire Salvador Perez, a play that put his footwear on full display: 

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That ended with a dramatic landing: 

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... Not to mention an epic post-catch hair flip

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During an in-game chat with Joe Buck in the fourth inning, Harper also revealed that he was, indeed, wearing a shirt underneath his Nats jersey -- but noted that it was, "real low."

That low shirt, the cleats and the hair flip ... that's quite a night of fashion for Bryce. 

After the game, Harper spoke a bit about his Fernandez cleats with MLB.com's Jamal Collier:

"As baseball players, we're a brotherhood. We're not just playing against each other and whatnot. When you lose a member of the baseball family, you always are upset. [It was a] tragic event with a great ballplayer. What a great player he was. His memory was definitely felt tonight. With all the players in this clubhouse, seeing that locker over there, just gives you a sense of energy and passion that you want to take towards the game. Couple weeks ago, when I told Under Armour I wanted to throw that on my cleats and give him a salute, I really let it be known I enjoyed watching him play, enjoyed the person who he was and [it's] definitely tough, but it's for him."
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