Originally written on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 11/16/14
DATELINE: HUMOR! Cole Hamels is a traditionalist. He believes you break in a ball player by breaking his back. There are no balls on every pitch thrown by Cole Hamels. The Philadelphia Phillie pitcher once was a World Series MVP, but now according to one GM, Hamels is a gutless coward on the order of Bob Ford. Ford shot Jesse James in the back—and Hamels took aim at the back of Bryce Harper, hotshot rookie of the Washington Nationals. In terms of tortured logic, Hamels believes that he is following in the grand tradition of Sal Maglie (the Barber) or even Vicente Padilla who leads the majors in hitting the nailing the noggin on the head. Of course, in Philadelphia where fans believe Santa Claus deserved to be beaned or booed, plunking a rookie who looks like the Great Hope of baseball’s future is the only way to keep the game in third place next to football and basketball. To Cole Hamels, life is a Three Stooges comedy where you can hit someone on the head with a hammer and the only...
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