Since the Nationals arrived this week, Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen had been heaping praise on their 19-year-old rookie outfielder Bryce Harper, who was coming off his first trip to the All-Star Game. However, after Sunday's 4-0 loss, Guillen's compliments turned to contempt as he felt that Harper had shown him disrespect when he stepped to the plate in the fourth inning. While Guillen didn't want to elaborate, Marlins outfielder Logan Morrison said it had to do with Harper apparently having too much pine tar on his bat handle. "It was really high the first time and Ozzie did it the right way," Morrison said. "He went to [home-plate umpire Marty Foster and said], 'I don't want to make a big deal out of it. Tell him to watch out for the pine tar.'
Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen calls National's rookie phenom Bryce Harper, 'unprofessional'
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel | Jul 16