It’s been a year so I wouldn’t be surprised if I am writing for only myself here, but I have once again been inspired. I was witness last night to what Cole Hamels thought was introducing “old school” baseball to a 19 year-old rookie.
Dear MLB, suspending a pitcher for 5 games is like not suspending him at all. Why do you have equal punishment for a pitcher and a position player? Ban him 10 games, so that he at least misses two starts, or 15 games even. It’s a joke to suspend a pitcher 5 games. With all of the bounty talk in the NFL, baseball should look a little more closely at deterring “old school” baseball.
A bunch of thoughts before I wrap…
- Was Hamels hit in the head with a baseball himself? We all know you did it intentionally, but do you really think you look good by admitting it? It was fitting that Harper went on to steal home on Hamels and score the first run of the game.
- “Natitude” is stupid, don’t detract from a good season (so far) with a stupid slogan.
- Phillies fans in the stands – this is why people from Philadelphia are said to be the worst fans in the league. Just because someone played Freaky Friday with your divisional records this year, doesn’t mean you cheer on bad behavior. Unless it is done in retaliation and was well deserved, of course. I am actually surprised you didn’t cheer when Werth went down from his wrist injury.
- Nats fans – RG3 chants, really? You have a winning team on the field and you’re longing for football already? You’re acting like Cubs fans, where looking forward to football season is all we have left.
- At least this game kept me from watching the Flyers game.
- Quote of the game … “every time I look up the Nats have two outs with nobody on.”
Going to a game is not as much fun when you don’t have anyone to cheer for, good thing Hamels gave me a reason to cheer for the Nats. And much like the team I usually cheer for, they lost.