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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: Apr 11, 2008
Posted on: June 7, 2011 6:06 pm
 

Harper blows a kiss to opposing pitcher

I'd love to be the next pitcher he faces tonite. Forget the shoulder blades; put one right where he blew the kiss from. Part of being a pro is acting professionally. I can go to a little league game tomorrow and watch some 12 yr. old act just like Harper now. Great!!!! 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.



Since: Jul 22, 2009
Posted on: June 7, 2011 5:47 pm
 

Harper blows a kiss to opposing pitcher

What's up with the Jeff Kent stash????



Since: Apr 23, 2010
Posted on: June 7, 2011 5:41 pm
 

Harper blows a kiss to opposing pitcher

Saw nothing wrong with the trot but the blowing of the kiss was gay.



Since: Nov 24, 2009
Posted on: June 7, 2011 5:32 pm
 

Harper blows a kiss to opposing pitcher

Seriously? What was truthfully wrong with the trot? He watchd the ball go for a few seconds and then went on his way. AThe blowing of the kiss was was out of line but then again yo have no idea what else the pitcher was crying about outside of staring him down. Don't blow this out of proportion, Harper will get in enough trouble anyway. These guys do need to grow up a bit but really, a bad trot? Get a grip Trent.



Since: Nov 5, 2006
Posted on: June 7, 2011 5:19 pm
 

Harper blows a kiss to opposing pitcher

.....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.


LMAOOOOOFFFF.....
but seriously, i thought that too. where are these "whispers"?



Since: Jun 7, 2011
Posted on: June 7, 2011 5:19 pm
 

Harper blows a kiss to opposing pitcher

Being from Cleveland, after watching The Decision on ESPN, nothing these prima-donnas do will ever surprise me. Unfortunately, it almost makes you wish something bad would happen to them and derail their careers so they would have to scrape by like the majority of us in a humbling way.

On the flip side---- Everyone talks about how athletes are over-paid. I disagree some with that. They can do what 99% of us can't and people pay to see them. Thats the good and bad of America. It would just be nice to see more of them ACT like they appreciate and actually even sign an autograph w/o asking for $100.




Since: May 15, 2007
Posted on: June 7, 2011 5:12 pm
 

Harper blows a kiss to opposing pitcher

figures..just add another arrogant fool to that Washington club..

Watched the Dbacks/Nats game sunday..Washington is probably the most classless franchise of any in sports 



Since: May 24, 2011
Posted on: June 7, 2011 5:08 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.



Since: Jan 5, 2010
Posted on: June 7, 2011 5:08 pm
 

Harper blows a kiss to opposing pitcher

Wow, shocker of the year-- a prima donna with a big head!!!!

 

Pretty he sure he's still 4,256 hits away from Pete Rose.. I smell failure.




Since: Oct 25, 2007
Posted on: June 7, 2011 5:03 pm
 

Harper blows a kiss to opposing pitcher

Seems like the second coming of Greg Jeffries, much hyped, self centered, immature, and with Jeffries, ultimately underacheiving.  You can do pretty much anything you want, act like the world's biggest jerk, and you'll get away with it as long as you hit - Dave Kingman and his rat present to the journalist comes to mind, pretty much everything from Milton Bradley.  Harper is certainly not making life any easier for himself, and with just a touch of humility he could make gazillions in endorsements right now.  Maybe his agent or Dad should mention that to him and we'll see if that helps him clean up his act.  Or maybe the fastball between the numbers he gets tonight will do the trick. 


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