Washington Nationals phenom Bryce Harper made news on Monday night when he taunted a pitcher by blowing a kiss in his direction while rounding third base after hitting a home run. It set off a series of articles that brought the questions surrounding Harper's maturity back into the spotlight. The Washington Nationals have taken this chance to address the issue.
ESPN's Buster Olney reports that Harper's entire team in Hagerstown was addressed about the incident, and it was used as a "teachable moment."
Nationals source: Bryce Harper exchange used as a teachable moment for the whole Hagerstown team. It's been talked about, matter closed.
Nationals Director of Player Development Doug Harris confirmed the exchange and said the matter has been handled. Via Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post.
Nats DOPD Doug Harris on Harper kiss: "It's something we're going to handle internally. For us, it's a teaching moment." He'll play tonight.
Harris added that Harper is a "wonderful kid" and that everyone on the team should learn from that moment.