|Washington National's Outfielder Bryce Harper|
The Rookie Throws His HelmetRookie outfielder Bryce Harper had a big game last night. The first multi-homer game of his career and his first ejection.
Why Bryce Harper Got TossedMr. Harper was trying to avoid hitting to a double-play but the throw beat him by a full step. It wasn't even close, and Bryce Harper threw his helmet down in frustration over his failure and not the call. Throwing equipment usually ends up in a fine, but the umpire tossed him out of the game.
The Nationals are in first and fighting to stay that way and Mr. Harper was disappointed in his performance and got a raw deal. I'm not sure why the umpire ejected him but if your known as an aggressive player people tend to over analyze your actions and keep you on a tighter leash. But he still shouldn't have got tossed. Here's what Bryce Harper had to say after the game.
''I shouldn't have done it, but I don't like hitting into double plays, 'I just need to stop getting mad and live with it. I just need to grow up in that mentality a little bit and try not to bash stuff in. I've always done it my whole life. Things need to change."
That said, he still hit 2 home runs in a game. That's kind of hard. And he's only 19. Give him a chance to grow up. I was a punk when I was 19.