Originally written on Reading Between The Seams  |  Last updated 11/14/14

Bryce Harper made some noise today in Miami tonight. Harper had his first two home run game tonight, but in the 9th inning, instead of hitting his third home run of the game, Harper grounded into a double play. Which caused this.

The Huntington Post has quotes from Nationals manager Davey Johnson on Harper’s ejection.

“Bryce couldn’t control his emotions again,” Johnson said. “I had a little chat with him. He’ll get over it. He’s just a hundred-percenter. He expects great things out of himself, breaks bats, throws his helmet. He’s just got to stop it. We can’t afford to be losing him in a ballgame. He’ll learn. He’s young.”

Harper too had some words for the media after the game on his anger issues.

“I shouldn’t have done it, but I don’t like hitting into double plays,” said Harper, 19. “I just need to stop getting mad and live with it. I just need to grow up in that mentality a little bit and try not to bash stuff in. I’ve always done it my whole life. Things need to change.”

So Harper is aware that his actions on the field are childish. Being 19 isn’t an excuse. He’s a professional athlete now, and he needs to act that exact way. Professional.

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