WASHINGTON, D.C. (KMOX) – “Basebrawl” reared its ugly head in the nation’s capitol where things have gone from bad to worse for the Washington Nationals.

Already eliminated from the playoffs, two of the team’s star players were at each other’s throats. Literally. During Sunday’s game, closer Jonathan Papelbon apparently criticized Bryce Harper for not running out a fly ball. The argument got heated once Harper’s in the dugout. That’s when Papelbon grabbed Harper by the throat, and shoved him against the wall. The two played down the incident after the game.

“Bryce and I are good,” Papelbon says. “And we will be good. So like I said we have a brotherly relationship.”

“I’m used to fighting the other team,” Harper said.

Here is the video:
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CBS Sports Baseball Writer Matt Snyder says Papelbon could be seen saying “you gotta run that f—— ball out” to Harper, who didn’t care for the comments. Harper then started going back verbally at Papelbon.

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