9th Jun, 2019

Jonathan Papelbon apologizes for dugout altercation with Bryce Harper

Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon apologized Sunday for his altercation with Bryce Harper in the team’s dugout during a 12-5 lo s to the Phillies.”First of all, let me say, I’m in the wrong there,” Papelbon said, via MLB.com . “I’ve got to leave that up to our manager.MORE: Must-see photos from Bryce Harper’s career | Dirty incidents, cheap shots, jerks https://www.rangersedges.com/texas-rangers/nomar-mazara-jersey give sports a black eye “I’ve talked to Bryce and told him how we feel and we’re on the same page now, which is good,” he continues.”Squash this and (play)tomorrow’s game. You know, I grew up with brothers, he grew up with brothers. I view him as a brother of mine. Sometimes in this game there’s a lot of testosterone and there’s a lot of intensity that spills over, and I think that Elvis Andrus Jersey happened today. For me, I can’t allow that to happen in the middle of a game. You handle that after the games or allow the manager to handle that. In that light of it, I’m wrong.”Harper had just completed an 0 for 4 game by popping out and stopping short of first base.Papelbon https://www.rangersedges.com/texas-rangers/russell-wilson-jersey had a problem with his perceived lack of effort, and could be seen screaming atHarper as he returned to the dugout. Harper took offense and snapped back at Papelbon, who then lunged at Harper and grabbed his throat. The two scuffled briefly before being separated by teammates.Papelbon returned to pitch in the ninth inning after the spat, but Harper was nowhere to be found, replaced in right field by Tyler Moore.Washington has already been eliminated from the postseason and has lost five of its past six games.

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