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Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels has been fined and suspended five games for intentionally throwing and hitting Washington Nationals rookie outfielder Bryce Harper last night.
Unless appealed, Hamels is scheduled to begin serving his suspension Monday night when the Phillies hosted the New York Mets.
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Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels admitted last night that he intentionally hit Washington Nationals rookie phenom Bryce Harper with a pitch in the first inning of Sunday night’s game.
“I was trying to hit him,” Hamels said. “I’m not going to deny it.”
As crazy as that may sound to you, his reasoning for it borders on insanity. Hamels told reporters that he plunked Harper in the spirit of old-time baseball and that it was purely a nostalgic gesture.
“That’s something I grew up watching, that’s kind of what happened. So I’m just trying to continue the old baseball because I think some people are kind of getting away from it. I
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Cole Hamels says he was just trying to bring back some old-time baseball. Major League Baseball says he was being dangerous. Hamels was suspended for five games Monday after hitting Bryce Harper with a pitch in Sunday night’s game. Hamels said after the game that the beaning was intentional, as he was trying to welcome the 19-year-old phenom to the big leagues. Many welcomed Hamels...
Cole Hamels admits it: He plunked rookie phenom Bryce Harper on purpose.
''I was trying to hit him,'' the Philadelphia lefty said. ''I'm not going to deny it.''
That startling bit of honesty came after Hamels nailed the Washington teen with a fastball in the small of the back his first time up during the Phillies' 9-3 win Sunday night. The...
Who knew that Cole Hamels, the spindly San Diegan, was a Don Drysdale protege and distinguished chair of the Old School Department at Baseball University?
Hamels drilled the brassy Bryce Harper with a fastball to the back on Sunday night. Hamels did it on purpose, maybe because he thinks the 19-year-old rookie is arrogant, maybe because he's upset about the current National...
Cole Hamels suspended 5 games by MLB for intentionally plunking Bryce Harper on Sunday night.
Good riddance. And it's probably worth revisiting Mike Rizzo's thoughts on the plunking, in which he repeatedly calls Hamels chicken [bleep] and "fake tough", via the Washington Post. Sounds about right:
"I’ve never seen a more classless, gutless chicken...
Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels has nothing against Washington Nationals phenom Bryce Harper. After intentionally plunking Harper in the first inning of a Phillies’ 9-3 win over the Nationals last night, Hamels came out and stated “I was trying to hit him. I’m not going to deny it.”
Nothing personal, bro.
It was a sort of throwback way of welcoming...
In their first match-up, Philladelphia Phillies starting pitcher welcomed the 19 year-old Washington Nationals rookie phenom, Bryce Harper to the Majors with a thud, rather than the cheers and whistles he has been recieving all across the baseball world.With 2 outs in the 1st inning, Cole Hamels let a fastball fly - right into the small of Harper's back.In post game interviews...
This is where we talk about Cole Hamels trying to lose the giant ***** street cred he’s built up via multiple ***** photoshoots over the last few years. It’s where Cole proves he’s an old school, Bob Gibson style pitcher who doesn’t like young punks like Bryce Harper walking into his sport and going balls to the walls. So of course Hamels thinks plunking Harper is the way...
Cole Hamels has been suspended five games for intentionally hitting Bryce Harper in the back, and the debate is raging over whether or not he deserved it. Not if Harper deserved to be hit, mind you, but whether or not Hamels deserved a suspension. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette asked our Twitter followers whether or not there's a place for intentionally throwing at players in...
Since being called up from the minors a little over a week ago, Bryce Harper has proven to the National that he deserves to stay — at least for now. Harper has come up with clutch hits and made a few tremendous plays in the field, and he’s part of the reason Washington continues to win. Perhaps the problem for opponents has been that the 19-year-old is too comfortable. Cole Hamels...
Bryce Harper continues to shine under the spotlight. It’s been a long time since a position player has come into the league and made such an early splash as Harper. He’s doing more than just performing at a high level. Bryce has found a different way to impress almost every game, and he has done it in dramatic fashion with the nation watching.
The world watched Bryce Harper on ESPN Sunday night, and they got the show one can expect when watching a rookie phenom when Harper stole home on a Cole Hamels pickoff attempt to first base.
Harper got on base via a hit by pitch courtesy of Hamels, who said after the game that he went after him intentionally.
Watch the video below of Harper stealing home before the MLB has it removed as usual.
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Tigers skipper Jim Leyland feels the Phillies pitcher got off easy with only a five-game suspension for plunking Bryce Harper and was particularly troubled by Cole Hamels' post-game comments.
Major League Baseball has suspended Cole Hamels, of the Philadelphia Phillies, for intentionally hitting Bryce Harper in the first inning of last night’s game. Without Hamels’ own admission, it is highly unlikely that any suspension would have been rendered. After yesterday’s game, Hamels openly admitted that he threw at Harper. Without his admission, MLB would have...
Managing editor Dave Cameron makes his weekly Monday appearance — this time on a Tuesday. Topics discussed: the sanest possible discussion of the Cole Hamels-Bryce Harper kerfuffle; the NL East, who Cameron regards as the favorite in it; and Jose Altuve: a franchise player, perhaps, but of how good a franchise?
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There are a couple things that piqued my interest yesterday. So much in fact, I couldn't decide what to focus on for the main point of this mornings article. So rather than short change any of my thoughts (looking to give you your full penny's worth) I'm just going to kind go on and see where it take me. First up, the Cole Hamels suspension. I'm not going to go into...