By Andrew Fillipponi

PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) – The Pirates lost two of three to the Nationals this past weekend at PNC Park. Young Nationals star Bryce Harper was ejected from early in the contest on Sunday by thirdbase umpire John Hirschbeck after arguing a called third strike swing.

All Harper did was throw down his bat and helmet but umpires have designated a seemingly new level of no slack with expressions of frustration from players. Andrew says, “There should be more warnings.”

Umpires need to get a thicker skin and be able to tolerate more than they have been instead of trying to posture and appear tough.

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