Thursday, June 09, 2011

Beltway Family Fued

For the next decade, the Harpers and the Bundy's are set to battle it out on the baseball field.

Last year, the Nationals selected Bryce Harper with the first overall pick and we all know how that is going. This year the franchise used a 30th round pick on his brother, Bryan Harper. Bryan Harper is a left handed pitcher at the University of South Carolina. Bryan Harper has a 5.40 ERA and 18/17 K/BB ratio as a reliever this season.

Down the Beltway, the Orioles are putting together their own family, the Bundy Family. In 2008, the Orioles selected righ hand pitcher Bobby Bundy. This year the Orioles used their first round pick to select his brother Dylan (pictured below).

The Bundy brothers have already come outswining against the Harper family.  According to the Washington Post, Dylan Bundy (below) said he we would hit Harper if he blew kisses at him after hitting a home run. 
“Well, if I was pitching the next game, I’d hit him all four at-bats,” the high schooler told Steve Davis on Baltimore’s 105.7 The Fan.

Dylan's brother joined in the fun.

“Same thing,” the other Bundy said. “The kid can’t do that. You know, that was a little over the top. I mean, 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.”

If all four of these prospects meet up in the next couple of years it could be fun, the only issue is that Bryce is the only one that swings a bat, which could be dangerous for him.

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