Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 10/19/14
Not only was there a baseball game played Tuesday night between the Nationals and Braves, but there was also a good old-fashioned Twitter fight between the two teams. It all started in the third inning, when Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper hit a solo home run off of Braves pitcher Julio Teheran to give his team a 1-0 lead. Naturally, Teheran then plunked Harper on the first pitch of his next at-bat. That set off Harper, who had some choice obscenities for Teheran as he walked to first base and both benches cleared. But while the two teams may have been finished jawing at each other on the field, it was just starting off of it — thanks, of course, to Twitter. The Braves’ Twitter account responded to Harper’s outburst, tweeting “Clown move bro,’ an obvious dig at his answer to a question last season, when the then-19-year-old famously said, “That’s a clown question, bro,” to a reporter who asked him if he was going to drink a celebratory beer while in Canada. And as you can imagine, the Nationals’ official Twitter account had something to say to that. Check out the exchange in the tweets below. @Braves Which part, giving up the home run, or drilling the 20-year-old on the first pitch his next time up?— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) August 07, 2013 Filed under: Headlines, MLB, NESN Nation, Stephen Hewitt, Twitter
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Peyton Manning sets NFL touchdown passing record

Report: CJ Spiller suffers broken collarbone

DeMarco Murray sets record with another 100-yard game

Report: Things got 'ugly' in Bears' locker room after loss

Redskins bench Kirk Cousins for Colt McCoy

Rams beat Seahawks thanks to gutsy fake punt call

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Brian Kelly unloads on officials for pass interference call

Brett Favre: I got calls about playing last season

Joseph Randle partners with underwear company after arrest

Report: Seahawks asked about Julius Thomas, Jordan Cameron

Florida fans chant for Will Muschamp to be fired

Gennady Golovkin scores second-round knockout win

10 takeaways from NFL Week 7

Video: Alec Burks breaks Kobe Bryant's ankles

WATCH: Sean Payton has tense exchange with reporter

Darnell Dockett mocks Raiders fans with whiteboard

WATCH: Tony Romo nearly runs over Alex Rodriguez

WATCH: Prince Amukamara pulls Dwayne Harris' hair

What was the meaning behind Doug Baldwin's TD celebration?

Luke Kuechly ejected after questionable call

WATCH: Giovanni Bernard gets leveled by Vontae Davis

WATCH: Rams run awesome trick play for punt return TD

Kyle Orton shaves his epic mustache

Florida State beats Notre Dame 31-27 in thriller

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Favre: I got calls about playing last season

10 takeaways from NFL Week 7

Report: Marshall calls out Jay Cutler

Darnell Dockett mocks Raiders fans

Brian Kelly unloads on officials

WATCH: Rams run punt return trick play for TD

Joseph Randle now an underwear spokesman?

Ex-Trojans RB escorted out after USC game

FSU tops Notre Dame in thriller

Fans chant for Muschamp's head

Popovich zings Suns owner

Golden Tate reacts to Percy Harvin trade

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.