So Bryce Harper got ejected from Sunday's game against the Pirates by third base umpire John Hirschbeck after spiking his helmet following a first inning K. Nats won without him. There's the video above. It looked like Hirschbeck was looking for a fight; but here's his explanation to reporters after the game:
"I didn’t like that he put his hands up with the bat. That’s kind of what I yelled at him. He continued and threw his bat. I kind of pointed like, ‘That’s equipment.’ And then, he still continued and slammed his helmet down. That’s when I ejected him. ...I was actually just being nice. Even the hands up in the air is showing me up, to me. I could have ejected him right then. I was nice enough to leave him in the game. And then he slammed his bat down. And then on top of that, he slammed his helmet. I had no other recourse, really."
(John Hirschbeck, via Washington Post, 5/6/2013)
(Screencap via MASN/MLB.com)