Philadelphia Phillies slugger and two-time National League MVP Bryce Harper recently achieved the fastest-ever return to action after undergoing Tommy John surgery. Harper made his return to the Philly lineup on Tuesday in Los Angeles, and Friday's contest against the Red Sox will mark his first game in front of the home crowd since Game 5 of last year's World Series. 

Needless to say, Harper is poised to receive a hero's welcome, which raises the matter of the pitch clock. Earlier this season, Cody Bellinger of the Cubs was dinged with a pitch-clock violation after he stepped out to acknowledge the ovation he received in his return to Dodger Stadium.