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Bryce Harper Sacked by the LBS Nut Bag for Blowing Pitcher Kiss After Home Run

Bryce Harper is a wildly talented ballplayer, someone who’s beautiful swing and natural power rivals that of Josh Hamilton. He has the rare talent to be able to hit four home runs in a single junior college game. When you’re as good as he is, your bat does your talking. Unfortunately the immature and cocky youngster thinks he needs to prove his worth with on-field taunts, which is quite frankly, sad.

Harper bashed his 14th home run of the season for the Hagerstown Suns Monday evening and felt the need to show up the opposing pitcher. Harper admired his home run and then when opposing pitcher Zach Neal said something to him about it, Harper responded with an air kiss. Here’s the video of Bryce Harper pimping his home run then blowing a kiss:

Ordinarily we might overlook such an event if it weren’t such a frequent occurrence for the emerging star. This is the same Harper who was ejected from the JUCO World Series last year after showing up an umpire. Scouts have said players genuinely dislike Harper, and it’s well known he has top of the scale arrogance and a large sense of entitlement.

He appeared at his press conference after being drafted with a pink tie and his faux-hawk going. His talent is screaming superstar, but his character is lacking modesty. He surely needs to be humbled, and I’m not sure a 98mph fastball in the ear hole will be able to do the trick. It shouldn’t have to. But I suppose if his parents wanted him featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated at the age of 16, we can’t be surprised they didn’t teach him about modesty. Hopefully at some point he’ll learn that trait so he can become a more likable guy. For now, he’s made himself extremely easy to dislike.



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  • http://twitter.com/alanhull1 Alan Hull

    There’s only one thing worse than that kiss… his mustache.

  • http://twitter.com/alanhull1 Alan Hull

    There’s only one thing worse than that kiss… his mustache.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LU63V26MWKC4LQT3NMALUPHTGA Bill

    But it’s okay for the pitcher to run his mouth, right?  They both violated unwritten rules, neither looks good in the end.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EO24TUCG47WT3YV2Q55RFHRMBA brian

    there is an unwritten rule about a pitcher running his mouth at batter after doing something good like a k. but if a batter admires his hr like that…its def not against an unwritten rule. Let him come up to the majors and try that stunt and she what happens.  you throw at the captain of the team or the starting pitcher that day and his teammates will straighten up his attitude real quick

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    Bill, looked to me that Bryce started things by admiring his home run, and that’s when the pitcher said something. Did you not see it that way?

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    Yeah, it shouldn’t have to come to that.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LU63V26MWKC4LQT3NMALUPHTGA Bill

     It’s obvious Harper is arrogant, has a lot to learn, etc.  The media have not done a good job of telling the whole story.  The night before he was drilled in the knee in his first at bat against this team in the first game of the series, he was done for the night.  I pitched through college and not once in my life did I ever chirp at a batter rounding the bases.  Either drill the next guy, or the guy who hit the bomb in his next at bat.  Let your actions speak – not your mouth.