SportHarper agrees with Phillies fans booing him at home: 'I'd do the same thing'

15:40  01 may  2019
15:40  01 may  2019 Source:   thescore.com

Bryce Harper charges umpire after being ejected from dugout

Bryce Harper charges umpire after being ejected from dugout He became the first Phillies player to be ejected since 2015. It's been a solid first season in Philadelphia so far for Harper, who has hit five home runs and leads the league in walks. But the often passionate 26-year-old joined a cast of MLB coaches and players unhappy with umpires this season. In spring training, umpire Angel Hernandez ejected Astros manager A.J. Hinch after just one pitch. Hinch was tossed again a couple of weeks later in the regular season.

Bryce Harper ended his April the same way he started it, with a whole stadium booing him . When asked about the boos , Harper said, “ I ’ d do the same thing ." Philly fans were singing his praises when they signed him in February. The duration of the honeymoon phase was always in question

Harper gets booed at home because Philadelphia can be like that sometimes. But, it's on the road where fans really let him have it. On Wednesday night, the Phillies were in Boston, and Red Sox fans laid it on thick each time he stepped to the plate -- you could tell that it was Harper 's turn at-bat

Harper agrees with Phillies fans booing him at home: 'I'd do the same thing'© Icon Sportswire / Getty

Bryce Harper said he would boo himself too after the game he had Tuesday that finished in a 3-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers.

The Philadelphia Phillies star slugger was lost in the batter's box, after going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in a night that also included an error on a fly ball. The notoriously critical fans in Philly let him have it, as Harper was booed during his lackluster performance.

"I'd do the same thing," Harper said, according to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com. "It's not fun to lose, it's not fun to watch when you're playing that way. (I was) 0-for-4 with two punchies, I'm probably thinking the same thing walking back to the dugout."

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Sports Home . Bryce Harper , who signed a 15-year, 0 million deal with the Philadelphia Phillies just before the season and who was immediately embraced as Philly ’s next sports hero, learned last night how quickly things can turn. From NBC Sports Philly : “ I ’ d do the same thing ,” he said.

Bryce Harper is a Philadelphia Phillie. To many the most valued player in this winter’s free-agent class, to others the most valued player in the history of free agency, Harper on Thursday concluded his extended Sources: Bryce Harper agrees to record-breaking 0 million contract with Phillies .

The six-time All-Star has struggled after a hot start. In 22 games since April 6, he is hitting .188 with just three home runs and a .692 OPS to go along with 29 strikeouts in 97 plate appearances.

"I feel fine," Harper said. "Just keep missing pitches. That's about it. Swing feels good, hands feel good. Just swinging at pitches out of the zone. Pretty much the same thing.

"Just trying to swing at a pitch over the plate and not miss it. If I can cut down on swinging on pitches out of the zone, get on base for the guys behind me, then I'll be successful.”

When asked if he is pressing, Harper was optimistic that things will turn around soon.

"Nah. I mean, my work's the same every day. I feel good in the cage, feel good going about it each day. But like I said, can't miss pitches over the plate. I'm getting some pitches to hit over the plate. Got to be better."

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As recently as Thursday morning, Philadelphia Phillies fans were tweeting about how loudly they would boo Bryce Harper if and when he returned to the city as a If Harper proves to have the kind of career this contract supposes that he will, someday he’ll go into the Hall of Fame with a Phillies cap on.

Frank Thomas and JP Morosi join Kevin Burkhardt to react to Bryce Harper being booed at home in Philadelphia after a rough stretch of games. FS1 original programs include: Undisputed, The Herd, Speak for Yourself, First Things First and more.

The Phillies (16-13) currently sit in first place in a tight NL East.

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