Rizzo Calls Out Hamels’ ‘Chicken Shit’ Beaning Of Harper

Cole Hamels intentionally hit Bryce Harper on Sunday night because … he’s a rookie? He’s getting too much attention? No one’s really sure. But we are sure that it was intentional, because Hamels admitted as much Monday morning.

This caused Nats GM Mike Rizzo to react. And react in the most awesome way possible. Via Adam Kilgore at The Post:

“Players take care of themselves. I’ve been I’ve never seen a more classes, gutless chicken shit act in my 30 years in baseball. Cole Hamels says he’s old school? He’s the polar opposite of old school. He’s fake tough. He thinks he’s going it intimidate us after hitting our 19-year rookie eight games into the big leagues? He doesn’t know who he’s dealing with. He thinks he’s sending a message to us of being a tough guy. He’s sending the polar opposite message. He says he’s being honest, well, I’m being honest. It was a gutless chicken shit fucking act. That was a fake-tough act. No one has ever accused Cole Hamels of being old school. This goes beyond rivalry and all that stuff. This points to, you take the youngest guy in baseball. He’s never done a thing. And then Hamels patted himself on the back. Harper’s old school. Hitting him on the back, that ain’t old school. That’s fucking chicken shit.”

This rivalry is getting really fun. Also: The Nats are 4.5 games ahead of the last place Phillies. Can not wait til they play again in two weeks.

4 thoughts on “Rizzo Calls Out Hamels’ ‘Chicken Shit’ Beaning Of Harper”

  1. I am not sure why Rizzo is stirring the pot. Hamels plunked him, Harper doesn’t react and then gets even by stealing home, Zimmermann plunks Hamels, we move on. There is no reason to sink to their level.

  2. While I agree to not stirring the pot, calling pretty boy Hamels “fake tough” and calling him out for being a phony is awesome. I’m all for it. This team/Davey seem to thrive in that grudge mentality.

  3. You could see it coming a mile away. LA and AZ could care less about Harper, but Hamels wanted to set the tone. They see the writing on the wall. A last gasp before the steep decline of aging, less productive players on bad contracts and a team payroll of $173+ million. Nat’s and their rotation are on the upside. The Phillies are getting old fast. I don’t care that Harper was plunked, but I’d rather him get plunked by someone who is actually “old school.”

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