VIDEO: Perennial Douchebag Jonathan Papelbon Attacks Bryce Harper In Dugout
The Washington Nationals' once promising season has been souring for a while now, and it culminated on Sunday; the day they were officially eliminated from playoff contention. Apparently some people take that disappointment better than others, because Nationals' closer and notable hothead Jonathan Papelbon lost his cool in his own dugout, attacking their very own possible NL MVP candidate Bryce Harper.
In the video below, it appears that Papelbon chastises Harper after he flied out. Harper was visibly unhappy with the criticism and he spat back at Papelbon, who promptly attacked Harper by legitimately attempting to choke him out.
Honestly if Papelbon never pitches another inning in the MLB, it will be too soon.
After being separate by coaches and teammates in the dugout, Papelbon had to go out and pitch in the ninth inning. You'll be shocked to learn that he allowed a go ahead home run to the Phillies and loaded the bases before he was pulled from the game.
Papelbon joined the Nationals in July after an unceremonious departure from Philadelphia, and he has been underwhelming in his performance. Of course Harper on the other hand is beloved by Nationals fans and leads the entire MLB in batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage. He had this to say after the game, according to Todd Dybas of the Washington Times.
Yeah, sorry Pap. I'm pretty sure the manager is aware that the team's problems don't lie with Bryce Harper. Nice try though.
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