It took less than one month for Bryce Harper to be a major player in a benches-clearing brawl as a professional baseball player. That's what happened on Tuesday night when Harper's Hagerstown Suns played the West Virginia Power. Harper was called out on strikes, walked over to the West Virginia bench and began shouting at West Virginia starting pitcher Tyler Waldron. Fast forward to the 1:30 mark to see it all happen.â†µ
It's a hazy view, so here's what the Hagerstown website said about the play:â†µ
â†µâ†µA strange play occurred in the top of the 3rd inning as CF Michael Taylor ripped a solo home run to right center field, but it was erased on a technicality as the Power appealed to base umpire, Roberto Ortiz saying that Taylor did not touch the first base bag. Waldron threw to first base and Taylor was called out, overturning the home run blast. Following the call, Suns skipper Brian Daubach was ejected from the game by home plate umpire Jose Esteras. Once the inning was concluded, both benches and bullpens cleared after Harper was called out on strikes and engaged in a war of words with Waldron. Order would be restored shortly after.â†µ
Something tells me this won't be the last time Harper incites something like this.â†µ
(via Nationals Enquirer).