Bryce Harper Jonathan Papelbon brawl in Nationals dugout
Most Punished Athletes - March 1, 2018: 4. HUNTER STRICKLAND > Position, team: Relief pitcher, San Francisco Giants > Suspension length: Six games > Reason: Fighting > Ejections: One - Baseball beefs can simmer for years, and the dislike between Bryce Harper and Hunter Strickland can be traced to 2014. Harper hit two home runs off Strickland in the playoffs that year, so when Strickland hit Harper during the 2017 season Harper apparently assumed it was retaliation. Strickland denied it...
HIT BATTER HITS PITCHER: Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper, left, hits San Francisco Giants' Hunter Strickland in the face after being hit with a pitch in the eighth inning on May 29 in San Francisco. The Nationals won
Bryce Harper Picked A Fight With An Outfield Fence
Most Punished Athletes - March 1, 2018: 7. BRYCE HARPER > Position, team: Right field, Washington Nationals > Suspension length: Three games > Reason: Fighting > Ejections: Two - Bryce Harper is one of the best, and most controversial, players in the MLB. The Nationals outfielder has feuded with San Francisco Giants pitcher Hunter Strickland. And the bad blood boiled over in May when Strickland plunked Harper with a fastball; he then responded by charging the mound.