(Dylan Bundy - in the Orange Vols shirt, not the kid in the glasses - on draft night. Screen grab via MLB.com)
Orioles first pick in 2011 MLB Draft Dylan Bundy, and his brother, Bobby (drafted by the O's in 2008), talked to 105.7 The Fan Baltimore's Steve Davis on the radio yesterday. At the end of the interview, (jump to the 7:44 mark), Davis asks the Bundy brothers if they'd seen the video of the Bryce Harper smooching incident. Of course they had. The conversation continued like this:
Davis: "So Dylan I'll ask you the question: if you were facing Bryce Harper in the next game or you were the next pitcher to face him, what happens to Bryce Harper?"
Dylan: "Well if I was pitching the next game I'd hit him all four at bats."
Davis: "I like you! We should sign you right now. Bobby, what about you?"
Bobby: "Same thing. That kid can't do that. That was a little over the top. I guess he did get hit in previous at bats and maybe he felt like it was for nothing, but still, in baseball etiquette you don't blow a kiss to the pitcher like that. It's just not something you do."
Good thing the Nationals drafted Bryce's older brother Bryan; if he signs, and the O's sign Bundy, the stars are now perfectly aligned for a Battle of the Beltways steel cage match pitting the Bundy Brothers vs. the Harper Brothers.
Finally, something interesting happens in the Battle of the Beltways: smack talking between O's and Nats prospects! What say you, Harper brothers?