[ESPN] “I was trying to hit him. I’m not going to deny it. It’s something I grew up watching. That’s what happened. I’m just trying to continue the old baseball. Some people get away from it. I remember when I was a rookie, the strike zone was really, really small and you didn’t say anything. That’s the way baseball is. Sometimes the league is protecting certain players and making it not that old-school prestigious way of baseball.”
All the non-Phillies fans getting on Hamels for his “gutless” move. Give me a break. Bet your ass if Hamels was on the team you rooted for, you would love the move. And Philly loves this. Welcome to the big leagues, kid.
Here’s Nationals GM, Mike Rizzo on the move:
[WashingtonPost] “Players take care of themselves,” Rizzo said after I called him this morning. “I’ve been I’ve never seen a more classes, gutless chicken [bleep] 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 [bleep] [bleeping] act. That was a fake-tough act. No one has ever accused Cole Hamels of being old school.”