Orioles Play-By-Play Announcer Doubts Bryce Harper. Two-Time MVP Makes Him Eat His Words On Very Next Pitch

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This is perfect, just so perfect.

The Baltimore Orioles and Philadelphia Phillies squared off in a Tuesday night contest in the good ol’ City of Brotherly Love. Fans in attendance got their money’s worth, as the two teams were neck and neck until the very last at-bat until Philly walked off the game in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Playing a huge part in the comeback victory, Phillies superstar Bryce Harper knocked a home run in the bottom of the sixth. And that homer also came after the O’s broadcasting team criticized him for his “violent uppercut swing.”

With Philadelphia down 2-1, Harper came up to bat. For the game, he was 0-2, fouling out in his first plate appearance and then grounding out the next time up.

This then led to Orioles announcers talking about how Harper doesn’t have the ability to square up the ball.

“The same recognizable, violent uppercut swing by Bryce Harper, but it’s not the same quality of contact. He fouled out to third, and a weak groundout to second. He’s just not barreling up balls,” said one broadcaster.

And well … it backfired in a blaze of glory, courtesy of the two-time MVP himself.


This is so baseball, how can you not love this? (RELATED: Alex Rodriguez In Hot Water After ‘Punching A Little Person’ Comment)

Shoutout to Bryce Harper, man.