Thursday, December 27, 2012

Cole Hamels

Born on today's date, Cole Hamels.

"Cole Hamels says he's old school? He's the polar opposite of old school. He's fake tough. He thinks he's going to intimidate us after hitting our 19-year-old rookie who's eight games into the big leagues? He doesn't know who he's dealing with." - Nationals GM Mike Rizzo after Hamels intentionally hit Nationals Bryce Harper with a pitch


night owl said...

Would Rizzo have said that if Bob Gibson did the same thing?

I don't get it.

Contrary Guy said...

As I recall, that hit by pitch with Hamels was one of a personal dislike of Harper unrelated to the baseball game which I think set Rizzo off.

It was also kind of a "freebie" for Hamels in that Harper in his 8th major league game and with his poor reputation for behavior in the minors was really unable to charge the mound (I'm not saying that the situation called for it) so I think Rizzo felt compelled to defend him.