Cole Hamels admitted that he purposefully hit Bryce Harper with a pitch last and the Washington Nationals’ GM, Mike Rizzo, is not happy about it.
Rizzo called Hamels “fake tough” in the Washington Post.
Rizzo told Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post:
“Players take care of themselves. I’ve never seen a more classless, 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 to intimidate us after hitting our 19-year rookie who’s eight games into the big leagues? He doesn’t know who he’s dealing with.”
Rizzo also calls on the MLB commissioner to “act with a purpose” on this incident, and compares it to the recent bounty scandal in the NFL.
In the end, Harper came out on top. He walked to first and then stole home.
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