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Harper blows a kiss to opposing pitcher

Posted on: June 7, 2011 9:16 am
Edited on: June 7, 2011 10:32 am
 
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Last year at this time, the Nationals made Bryce Harper the No. 1 overall pick. There was no question he was the top talent available, but there was question about his mental makeup. Or, in other words, people said he was a jerk.

Well, the day before the anniversary of his being drafted, Harper showed exactly why he got labeled as such a jerk, and this time cameras from CSNWashington.com were there to catch it.

Check out this video:

I thought his trot was bad enough -- as apparently did pitcher Zachary Neal, who glared at him as he went around the bases -- before he blew Neal a kiss before crossing home plate. He continued talking as he made his way toward the dugout.

Neal wasn't pitching when Harper came up in eighth -- Michael Ojala was on the mound for Greensboro -- but the Grasshoppers were holding a 3-2 lead, so Harper didn't get drilled. But I don't think anyone would be surprised if Harper finds a baseball between his shoulder blades tonight when the two teams meet again.

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nancy cheery
Since: Jan 11, 2012
Posted on: January 11, 2012 10:20 pm
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 2:07 am
 

Harper blows a kiss to opposing pitcher

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 10:57 pm
 

Harper blows a kiss to opposing pitcher

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Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: June 7, 2011 10:54 pm
 

Harper blows a kiss to opposing pitcher

Harper will get suspended, both pitchers, and whoever gets singled out when the the bench clearing brawl is over.
And LMAO on the steroid comment, Whispers based on zero facts are awesome huh? Just like the "whipsers" that reach arounds are part of your regimen as well.
Blah Blah Blah Watch the homer just like every other player does, which he did. Or are pitchers going to stop fist pumping, glove slapping on strikeouts? Cause maybe if they did, Hitters should stop watching Home Runs.

Morons act like "oh well I'd put one on his chin" LOL
Ok, that is no problem at all, because the other team is always going to have a guy that will say "Oh ya? my turn"
Its called baseball and its been the same for 120 plus years
Its how brawls happens
you keep thinking that "they wont do squat" LMAO. Spoken like a guy who has never played a team sport of any consquence.
A guy who is on record of approving of men blowing each kisses then chooses to discuss reach arounds and putting things on his chin.  I think we know what your motivation is here.  I hope you find the courage to come clean with your alternative lifestyle.  It's your choice man.



Since: Dec 25, 2008
Posted on: June 7, 2011 10:30 pm
 

Harper blows a kiss to opposing pitcher

He reminds me of "meat" from Bull Durham. He needs Crash Davis to teach him a few things about the game. And yes he deserves a nice 94 mph fastball right in the back.




Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: June 7, 2011 9:58 pm
 

Harper blows a kiss to opposing pitcher

statscbl, first off, it's spelled "sensitive." Second, all sports have a moral order, bigger than any individual. The moral order of baseball calls for more humility than basketball and football. Baseball is a game that makes one humble, especially when it comes to hitting. Players are expected to know the norms associated with humility and being humble. Maybe this pitcher is showing disdain too overtly, but Harper is showing off--and very few in baseball like a show off. Hopefully, he'll learn to comport himself in a way that honors the great game.



Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: June 7, 2011 9:37 pm
 

Harper blows a kiss to opposing pitcher

I'm so tired of these sensative pitchers worrying about being shown up by a guy staying in th box too long or slamming their bat when they make an out.  Basketball and football players celebrate more when the game is still going on.  If a pitcher gives a stare down for that, he deserves a kiss.  That was suppose to be between him and the pitcher.  He didn't expect it on the camera.  How about the pitcher trying to show up the hitter in front of the crowd with a stare down?



Since: Jul 24, 2007
Posted on: June 7, 2011 9:05 pm
 

Harper blows a kiss to opposing pitcher

Bryce young lad, when you get indoctrinated to the big dance,....... Halladay, Lee, Grienke, Lincecum, Kershaw, Johnson, and a few others will reciprocate the kisses with some rather embarrassing at bats on your part. Have fun but have some respect.        



Since: Apr 9, 2008
Posted on: June 7, 2011 8:30 pm
 

Harper blows a kiss to opposing pitcher

Here's why the pitcher was pissed... Harper WALKED out of the batter's box and admired the hit.
Who does he think he is Barry Bonds? Reggie Jackson? Seems so... but he ain't, so he needs to hit the ball and start trotting at least.That's called showing up the pitcher, and shows lack of respect for the game, because no one is bigger than it or any part of it - not Pujols, not Halladay, not MoRivera - and they'll all say the same thing.



Since: Feb 22, 2008
Posted on: June 7, 2011 8:08 pm
 

Harper blows a kiss to opposing pitcher

*having


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