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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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Comments

Since: Feb 22, 2008
Posted on: June 7, 2011 8:07 pm
 

Harper blows a kiss to opposing pitcher

Don't want him to blow you a kiss--then don't let him take you out of the yard.
Since when does have superior baseball ability relieve you of the responsibility to be a good sport?



Since: Sep 17, 2006
Posted on: June 7, 2011 8:00 pm
 

Harper blows a kiss to opposing pitcher

He wouldn't be pulling that crap if fans, ownership and everyone else has made home plate the batters. Bob Gibson, Nolan Ryan and Bob Feller would throw at his head. I think Z would throw at his his head on the next AB. But money and investments won't let this happen. Hoepfully he tries this against A Chapman so he can have 106 MPH in his ear!!!!



Since: Aug 9, 2007
Posted on: June 7, 2011 7:59 pm
 

Really? Who cares.

Oh Please... Big. Deal. The author of this article is acting like Harper clocked a 4-yr old fan with the bat.  Things like this happen nightly in sports.  Don't want him to blow you a kiss--then don't let him take you out of the yard.



Since: Sep 19, 2007
Posted on: June 7, 2011 7:56 pm
 

Harper blows a kiss to opposing pitcher

Well, I would not want to be the guy hitting behind him !!  His own teammates  will take care of this one.  He has a lot of growing up to do and when he does, look out because being from Las Vegas I have seen this kid play and it's something to watch....an amazing talent



Since: Jun 7, 2011
Posted on: June 7, 2011 7:33 pm
 

Harper blows a kiss to opposing pitcher

He should be beaned not for the trot and the kiss, but for that sorry excuse for a moustache.  If you can't grow a legitimate one, then don't.  It looks worse than the old porno moustaches.  When you pay little babies that much money so early, they think they can do whatever they want.  Think back to the rich kid in school.  A good but kicking and Mr. Harper will have a little more respect.



Since: Sep 18, 2007
Posted on: June 7, 2011 7:28 pm
 

Harper blows a kiss to opposing pitcher

i agree..the pitcher was glaring at him around each base almost stalking him..i am not a fan of Harper, but the pitcher had the problem here



Since: Feb 15, 2008
Posted on: June 7, 2011 7:13 pm
 

Harper blows a kiss to opposing pitcher

athletes ,rock stars, actors are not role model i was a kid not that long ago and loved and watched sports and still do,and these fools were never my role models ever!! i leave that to people arund me people i know that have some kind of moral ground,etc to work with and grow with.parents have to stop blaming puplic figures for their actions and get real.ps dad why arent you the role model??



Since: Dec 3, 2007
Posted on: June 7, 2011 6:40 pm
 

Harper blows a kiss to opposing pitcher

Thebuckstops:   When will the pros realize they are role models (Barkley)? Please come to that conclusion quickley so i can let my 13 yr. old watch sports again.

Seriously?  If your child is 13 and you are still seeking a role model for him/her, I feel sorry for that child. 
They missed out on having a parent in their life.  Sad.



Since: Dec 3, 2007
Posted on: June 7, 2011 6:37 pm
 

Harper blows a kiss to opposing pitcher

This article was written solely to get a reaction out of the jealous Harper haters and it worked. 
For all of you blasting off about this, you got suckered into showing how small you are! 

I'm neither a fan nor a hater of this kid.  This happens every day in pro sports... big deal.







Since: Oct 12, 2010
Posted on: June 7, 2011 6:23 pm
 

Harper blows a kiss to opposing pitcher

I am with Harper on this one.....No need to pull a "Clemons" and glare at Harper as went around the bases.  Also, this does not show how he was pitching him prior to getting taken long.  Pitchers have attitude too and if they want to throw at somebody, they will.  Mike Piazza found that out.



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