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Bryce Harper ejected from game, curses umpire

Posted at 8:41 AM, May 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-10 11:41:28-04

It was a rough night for Las Vegan Bryce Harper on the baseball diamond on Monday night.

Harper, who plays for the Washington Nationals, was ejected from the game against the Detroit Tigers after he began complaining about how the umpire was calling balls and strikes.

The umpire then kicked Harper out of the game.

Harper's team won 5-4 over the Detroit Tigers and Harper returned to the field to celebrate with his teammates.

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During the celebration, he pointed at the umpire and began yelling.

Harper admitted afterward that he was upset and used a "couple choice words."

According to ESPN, this is the 7th time that Harper has been kicked out of a game during his career.

Harper had also argued earlier in the game with the same umpire after a strikeout in the 4th inning. Manager Dusty Baker called him "an emotional young man."

Monday night's incident happened just one day after the Chicago Cubs neutralized the home run hitter with a series of walks. The win completed a four-game sweep for the Cubs. The Cubs walked harper 6 times. 

Bryce Harper attended Las Vegas High School. After his sophomore year, he earned his GED in 2009. He played briefly for the College of Southern Nevada in 2010 at the age of 17. He was drafted No. 1 overall by the Washington Nationals in the 2010 MLB draft.