Found May 07, 2013 on
You’re probably aware that Bryce Harper was ejected in the first inning of Sunday’s game. Nats Journal even had quotes from umpire John Hirschbeck explaining why (emphasis added):
“I didn’t like that he put his hands up with the bat,” Hirschbeck said. “That’s kind of what I yelled at him. He continued and threw his bat. I kind of pointed like, ‘That’s equipment.’ And then, he still continued and slammed his helmet down. That’s when I ejected him.
What you probably haven’t seen, though, is picture-in-picture video of the heinous bat-throwing and helmet-slamming. Here it is (via @rocket1124):
“Hirschbeck was just dying to throw Harper out there.” I have never agreed with Bob Carpenter more, and I hate Hirschbeck all the more for it.
Also, here’s the Pittsburgh broadcast, if you’d like to see that as well:
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Not surprisingly, MLB did not fine or suspend Byrce Harper after his ejection at the hands of fightin' John Hirschbeck on Sunday in Pittsburgh. And, not surprisingly, Harper said all the right things when he heard about the decision:
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That there's the pink glove Bryce Harper will be wearing on Mother's Day.
(Photo via @Akadema)
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