Watch: Knights' Schmidt takes batting practice in street

Nate Schmidt is missing baseball as much as the rest of us are.

The Vegas Golden Knights defenseman took to the streets Thursday, on what would have been Major League Baseball's Opening Day, to take some batting practice.

Schmidt - a Minnesota native - is a big Twins fan, and his favorite player is Philadelphia Phillies slugger Bryce Harper, who's from Las Vegas.

The 28-year-old blue-liner stepped in for the first pitch with his natural right-handed stance and hit a bomb. He then turned things around to emulate Harper - who's a lefty - but suffered a comically unfortunate result.

However, he made up for it on the next attempt by making solid contact.

Schmidt may not have much of a future as a two-sport athlete, but at least he's having fun out there.

Much like the NHL and NBA seasons, which were in progress, the upcoming MLB campaign was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Watch: Knights' Schmidt takes batting practice in street
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