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Don Cherry: Papelbon 'should have waited for [Harper] in the tunnel and choked him there'

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 23: Jonathan Papelbon #58 of the Washington Nationals is restrained by Wilson Ramos #40 after being thrown out of the game in the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Nationals Park on September 23, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 23: Jonathan Papelbon #58 of the Washington Nationals is restrained by Wilson Ramos #40 after being thrown out of the game in the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Nationals Park on September 23, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Don Cherry is well-known for his many opinions on anything relevant in the sports world, so it's no surprise that he felt the need to weigh in on the debate over a dugout fight between Jonathan Papelbon and Bryce Harper. One day after C.J. Nitkowski exclusively reported that at least a dozen current and former baseball players backed Papelbon's decision to get physical with Harper, Cherry took to Twitter to voice his support for Papelbon as well.

Papelbon was effectively suspended for the remainder of the season due to a three-game ban from Major League Baseball for hitting Orioles third baseman Manny Machado and a four-game ban from the Nationals for his actions against Harper. Harper was suspended for one game for the dugout fight.

Nats GM Mike Rizzo admitted to the media that Papelbon is unhappy with the suspension doled out by the team.

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