lane_anasazi2 wrote:hot4tx wrote:I thought it was dumb for Hamels to admit throwing at him, but I really really thought that was funny and it effectively was another stab at Harper. Should be suspended 5 or so games, but it's not like he was trying to injure (head hunting). I really also liked the ump not warning the benches until Hamels could be plunked. I hate it when they warn immediately before the other team has a chance to get one back, that makes it linger more IMO. Lastly, the fact that Harper took the extra base and then stole home was great. Good baseball all 'round.
I agree with this. The novelty of the situation isn't that Harper got hit intentionally, it's that Hamels had the stones/lack of brains to just come out and say it. There is something dumb about that, but there's also something admirable about that.
I really appreciate the honest, no-BS attitude that Hamels is putting forth. I'd actually do the exact same thing in his situation. Gained a bit of respect for Hamels for admitting it.