Strickland also has appealed his six-game suspension for plunking Harper with a 98 miles per hour fastball, triggering the incident Monday at AT&T Park. However, because of the agregious nature of Strickland's pitch, many around baseball felt the similarities in sentence lengths were unfair to Harper, so MLB clearly had a change of heart.
A ruling on Strickland's appeal of his six-game suspension has not yet been made.
"It's just insane that it even happened yesterday after three years to do that", Harper said.
Strickland took responsibility for beaning Harper but did not express any regret for his actions.
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Both Howard and Dixon were evaluated and released from the infield care center. "It was definitely a rough ride", Dixon said. Scott Dixon went into the safety fencing at such a high velocity that he left a hole in it.
Major League Baseball announced the original punishments Tuesday.
Bryce Harper pointing at Hunter Strickland with his bat. "We'll go from there". After three years, to do that, I don't know what was going through his mind or how upset he was the last couple years.
The bad blood between the two stemmed from a pair of home runs Harper hit off Strickland in the 2014 playoffs.
Giants teammates Michael Morse and Jeff Samardzija collided hard as they tried to get between the two fighters, and Harper said it could have been more serious if that hadn't happened.
Social media at the time was full of commentary due to a lack of any reaction, but Posey would not discuss the situation but he and Strickland have since spoken about it. Strickland said he has talked to his catcher. "We as a whole group and team, we stick together".