By Matt Snyder
As Bryce Harper continues his heavily hyped minor-league season, he's reaching plenty of firsts. Tuesday night marked the first time he was involved in an incident where both benches cleared. Fortunately there was no fight, only a war of words.
Harper had homered off West Virginia Power starting pitcher Tyler Waldron on the first pitch he saw in the first inning, reportedly a towering shot that left the ballpark. (West Virginia Gazette )
Next at-bat, Waldron bested Harper with a looking strikeout. Several reports indicate Harper and Waldron began to exchange heated words with each other -- without saying who started it -- and then benches cleared in a near-brawl.
Here's a youtube of the at-bat and fallout, though you can't really see much once the benches clear other than a big group of players standing around:
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