Originally written on Nationals Enquirer  |  Last updated 10/19/14
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: "It's great. I'm glad I don't have to pay the $1,000. That's another $1,000 in my pocket, so that's good. That's Major League Baseball's decision, and I respect that, definitely. And if I was to get fined, I would have respected that, too." (Bryce Harper, via Nats Insider, 5/7/2013) You can see MLB.com video of the MASN feed here; but the video evidence which seems to back up claims that Harper didn't do much of anything ("slamming" his helmet seems a stretch) and that Hirschbeck was looking to throw him out regardless via the Pirates feed has since been destroyed. Again, here's Hirschbeck on being shown up and "being nice": "I didn’t like that he put...
  • This guy is talented but he is a disrespectful punk. Hirschbeck was more than fair by not tossing him after 2 infractions. It was only after he tossed his helmet like the sissy asss little crybaby he is that he got tossed. I mean come on, your a major league player and you toss equipment in a hissy fit. Grow up bryce, your a moron.
  • sounds like you're the f'n sissy tough guy!!! Every player in the majors has tossed equipment in the same fashion BH did, sounds like you're a disgruntled jealous POS who should worry about yourself instead of a superstar ballplayer. Did you read the article? Did you see the play? Have you heard any other professional think he should have been ran? NONE dip$hit!!!
  • He should have been run Period, assshole. He's a punk and umps have been giving him too much slack. Not questioning his talent, he's just a crybaby, and so are you.

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