Warning: Video contains NSFW language
Washington Nationals superstar Bryce Harper wasn’t a happy man Thursday night. After he was called out on strikes in the 12th inning of the Washington Nationals’ 5-4 loss to the New York Mets, Harper was ejected by home-plate umpire D.J. Reyburn as he walked back to the dugout.
The superstar then ran back to home plate and unloaded on the umpire, requiring manager Dave Martinez to restrain Harper.
Bryce Harper after getting ejected
That's my dude pic.twitter.com/HUp38VLQFo
— Kye (@scherzday) September 21, 2018
“He was walking away,” Martinez told Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post. “I asked (Reyburn) why (he ejected Harper) and he said he said some words. … I don’t think he showed him up at all, I really don’t, and D.J. thought he did.”
Harper had left the clubhouse before we got there, but Martinez just kept saying "he was walking away."
"I asked [Reyburn] why and he said he said some words…I don’t think he showed him up at all, I really don’t, and D.J. thought he did.”
— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) September 21, 2018
Bryce has every reason to be pissed. Looks like he got tossed for doing very little. Bryce maybe showed him up just a bit. Watch another angle below:
Bryce Harper ejected. “Didn’t say a [bleeping] word” pic.twitter.com/WCR5L5KuJK
— Rudy Gersten (@DCBarno) September 21, 2018