Tempers Flare, Bryce Harper Gets Thrown Out, Throws Helmet Into Crowd And Then Signs It

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MLB star Bryce Harper was thrown out of last night’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, but one boy’s night was made because of it.

Harper was thrown out in the bottom of the third on a bogus check swing. Aghast at the decision from third-base umpire Angel Hernandez (of course), Harper charged the ump and ripped off his helmet in the process, revealing his luscious locks.

“Are you serious?!” Harper can be seen saying on the replay. “There’s no F***ing way! That’s terrible!”

Following his ejection from the game, Harper launched his helmet over the protective netting into the crowd. Of course, the crowd went nuts and there was a small tussle over the player’s helmet in the stands. Just when it seemed like all hell would break loose, the fans opted to give 10-year-old Hayden Dorfman the extremely rare souvenir, says the Associated Press.

“So! He threw it over and then there’s like a bunch of dads like diving in for it,” he said. “I knew I wouldn’t get it. But I went in to just see what would happen. It looked like he had a pretty good grip on in it, so I kind of went in. Then (my dad) started the chant, ‘Give it to the kid!’ And then that worked.”

Soon after, Hayden was told that Harper wanted to sign the helmet for him. So, Hayden gave the helmet to security who gave it to Harper, cites the AP. (RELATED: Play-By-Play Announcer Doubts Bryce Harper. Two-Time MVP Makes Him Eat His Words On Very Next Pitch)

When Hayden got the helmet back  it had Harper’s signature on it as well as a Bible verse, Luke 1:37 (ESV), which says: “For nothing will be impossible with God.”

A very heartwarming sentiment in retrospect, despite Harper’s previous profanity.

The Phillies lost 3-2.