Bryce Harper Ejected in First Inning Arguing Check Swing

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Bryce Harper Ejected in First Inning Arguing Check Swing
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Bryce Harper was ejected in the first inning of the Nationals' 6-2 victory over the Pirates Sunday afternoon after he drew the ire of umpiring crew chief John Hirschbeck with his reaction to a check-swing third strike. The incident left the Nationals without their best player and, owing to behavior from Hirschbeck that Manager Davey Johnson deemed overaggressive, raised the issue of contentious relations between umpires and players...

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