Found September 06, 2012 on Nationals Enquirer:
So after the first benches clearing incident of the night involving Bo Porter and Jamie Quirk Thursday night, the Cubs immediately threw at (who else?) Bryce Harper in the fifth inning. Fortunately, Jayson Werth and Ryan Zimmerman stepped in to protect Harper from himself. And then things got ******* crazy, with Michael Morse and Edwin Jackson in particular getting all Natitude-ish, and baseball players started pushing and shoving and milling about: Didn't Dale Sveum say something along the lines of "That's just men playing against boys" the other night? (Screencaps via MASN/TV) Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter.  

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