Yep, Cole Hamels just went down a notch in my book. I'm not a huge Bryce Harper fan (any time these rookies come up, the media love-fest just irritates me to death), but the guy is 19 and he did absolutely nothing to deserve that.
The Phillies should be careful what they wish for, the Nats staff might not have the track record that theirs does, but across the board they throw a decent bit harder. I can't imagine any Phillies hitters are too happy about this.
I dunno, I think people are making too big a deal out of it. Just a bruise on Harper's back at the end of the day.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."
I really did like what Harper said... Nothing.
"Hamels pitched a great game."
The Kid just went up a notch in my book. In spite of his silly "Harper" tattoo.
Reds Fan Since 1971
Acting like a punk is a wierd way to demand respect. Just sayin'....
this is a 'mildly interesting distraction.'
Rizzo calls Hamels "fake" tough, Hamels said he hit him on purpose, he didn't say he was tough, it's not like he's operating in the shadows or in the dark. Or am I missing something? Is there a hidden nefarious and insidious situation going on here by Hamels or the DC team?
O well, a 'mildly interesting distraction'.
Last edited by Orenda; 05-08-2012 at 08:04 PM.
I can't wait to watch him this weekend vs our Reds. Certainly worth seeing in person if you can make it. If you don't know by now, he is getting tons of street cred for his hustle and skills. I haven't heard him described as a punk or cocky since his debut. Yet people not folllowing him and the game of baseball closely still have that perception.
A guy at work tells me he's going to the game Saturday. I told him to look out for Harper, he's the real deal. And immediately he says I hear he has a bad attitude.
Attended 1976 World Series in my Mother's Womb. Attended 1990 World Series Game 2 as a 13 year old. Want to take my son to a a World Series Game in Cincinnati in my lifetime.
And I was starting to come around on the kid...this doesn't help.