Bryce Harper, generally regarded as the top prospect for Monday’s MLB Draft, was ejected Wednesday at the Junior College World Series in Colorado after being called out on strikes.
Following a third strike signal on an 0-2 pitch by plate umpire Don Gilmore, Harper, who plays for the College of Southern Nevada, drew a line in the dirt of the opposite batter’s box to indicate he thought the pitch was outside. Gilmore then ejected Harper.
Harper didn’t argue the expulsion and was “escorted from the stadium and driven away by his father, Ron.”
The ejection, Harper’s second of the season, is likely to cost his team dearly. Read more…