John Hirschbeck

Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals reacts after striking out with home plate umpire Bob Davidson during the game on May 5, 2013 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Bryce ‘Has to Be a Little Smarter’ With Umpires, Rizzo Says

Although cooler heads can gather third base umpire John Hirschbeck was looking for a fight when he threw Bryce Harper out in the 1st inning of the Pittsburgh game Sunday, Mike Rizzo says the 20-year-old slugger needs to be a little smarter and not throw his hands up in defiance of an umpire’s decision.