There was a rather tremendous story by Tom Verducci in Sports Illustrated this summer that detailed the life and times of Bryce Harper. He's baseball's best and brightest young prospect, but at just 18 years old, there seems to be so much animosity built up against him that even LeBron James might feel a little sympathy.
A focal point of that story was an incident this season when Harper blew a kiss to the pitcher after hitting a homer, and the avalanche of criticism that followed.
Fair or not, this video of Harper blowing up on a home plate umpire and getting ejected could bring about the next round of Harper hating.
Harper is no stranger to ejections, as he was famously tossed from his final game in junior college for arguing a strike call on a pitch that appeared to be about a foot outside.
Harper is hitting .248 with two home runs and nine RBIs in 31 games for Double-A Harrisburg. Earlier this season — his first in the pros — he hit .318 with a .977 OPS in Single-A Hagerstown.
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