(CTN News) – As Philadelphia defeated the Atlanta Braves 10-2 on Wednesday, Bryce Harper hit two home runs.
In an epic performance, he helped the Phillies take a 2-1 lead in the National League Division Series. Despite Brycegame, not everyone was happy with
As soon as Bryce Harper heard that Atlanta’s Orlando Arcia mocked him for his base running error that led to the Phillies losing Game 2 to the Atlanta Braves, he got quite angry.
When Harperdeep against Atlanta Wednesday, he down Arcia each time he hit a deep ball.
Everycrossed home plate, he let it out as he made a throat-slashing gesture, like he was about to rip off his throat. Simpson, the announcer for the Atlanta Braves, did not that.
“Simpson is unsure whether the throat-slashing gesture was appropriate, especially given the current political climate,” Harper repeated, again displaying the throat-slashing gesture.
In his response, he cited the report that Arcia mocked him – a report that Arcia has reportedly confirmedaccurate since then – and make his point.
According to Simpson, there is no proof that it was even said in the first place. There was even a writer whowas not sure if that was what he was saying.
In spite of this, Bryce Harper seems to have taken it tohas been glaring at Arcia as he rounds second on both of his home runs.
It was something that turned intowas not meant to be,” Jim Powell, who was sitting in the booth with Simpson during the interview, said of the event.
If that were the case, then that’senjoyed the fact that they double-up Harper in the ballgame even if was the case. It is to be feared that they may even doing so.
When you’re a competitor, you’re looking fordrive you, and Harper has done that quite well.”
This is a complex topic that needs to be unpacked in depth.
The first thing that I want to point out about Simpson’s comment is that I don’t think anyone could possibly condense an athlete making a gesture that has been used countless times by athletes in sports with any of the tragic events that are going on in the world today. It seems like getting to that point wouldgymnastics on your part.
As for Powell’s take, if the Braves can getfired up about doubling Bryce Harper up him as a will be able to give back, as well. Ultimately, Powell got it and that is what made him successful.
In spite of the fact that Bryce Harper was fired up,he made Atlanta pay for it. It is only a matter of time before the Braves flames have finally died down before Game 4 of the series begins at 8 p.m. on Thursday.