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Harper at center of bench-clearing incident

Posted on: April 28, 2011 11:29 am
Edited on: April 28, 2011 1:00 pm
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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Posted on: April 28, 2011 5:32 pm

Harper at center of bench-clearing incident

wow, that's 2 minutes of my life i will never get back. plus another one to type this. I'm out of here

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