"This is like having an annoying neighbor who bothers you relentlessly."
The irony is amazing.
I'm done with this thread.
Yeah, I'm surprised they suspended him, because traditionally they haven't. Great job by Rizzo making a very effective and passionate argument. That's good GM'ing there. Maybe in the past opposing GM's took stuff like this more in stride.
Enjoy your day.
The bickering and name calling is out of hand on this issue. Minds are not going to be changed.
I'd like to say one thing for the record. If Cole Hamels had kept his mouth shut, Nats fans would have been angry, but since nothing could be proven, nothing would have been done. Since he DID open his mouth, Cole deservedly got a suspension and a fine on top of that.
I consider this matter over. Not our rivalry with the Phillies, but the beanball war. When the Nats go to CBP to play in a few weeks, I think it would be stupid to intentionally throw at Phillies without provocation. If one of the Phillies is leaning out too much over the plate, that's one thing, but otherwise---just throw strikes. Considering how Phillies fans are reacting on their board, I would say victory in and of itself is enough revenge.
We have enough disagreements amongst ourselves without having to contend with Philly interlopers. LOL.
Actually, I don't mind the fans of other teams coming on here, as long as their posts make sense and remain respectful of others. Some of the recent posts by Phillies fans have very much crossed the line, inviting replies-in-kind from Nats fans, until it deteriorates into name-calling.
Time for them to just go back to their own boards.
What I really, REALLY, don't understand is why ramping up the bad feelings between the Nats and the Phillies is something that some people apparently find to be fun.
For me, it's bad enough that I have very good friends--wonderful people--who are Phillies fans. But even if I didn't, I face enough jerks at work and don't need any more negative emotions when I get home.
>>"I face enough jerks at work and don't need any more negative emotions when I get home."
So you have Phillie fans at work?
Hamels should be suspended 15 games for being STUPID.
Then with 5 games suspended from the suspension for a total of 10 game suspension if he has his wife throw out the first pitch in every home game at Nats park while wearing a string bikini
No, I work in a welfare office. I'm not saying they're all cheats and/or idiots...but a heck of a lot of them are.
I know a very sweet lady who's an avid Phillies fan...every time we talk, she tells me what a great team the Nats are.
Excellent post.Only I would add that she would need to have water thrown on her as she throws out the first ball.
I think this is all kind of fun--notches up the rivalry and no one got hurt. (Except some feelings here on the board).
"...Come on. This is ridiculous. Do you take every word that someone utters this literally?"
-- Well, which is worse??? Taking Rizzo at his word, or refusing to do so, so that you can twist his words to fit the convenience of your argument? Rizzo could have said intent. He didn't.
You simply cannot be taken seriously with this nonsense. By your standard of what Rizzo meant by the word "act," it would make absolutely difference if Hamels had slipped mid-pitch and hit Harper with the ball or purposely threw at him, as we all know now he did, because his intention didn't matter to Rizzo.
[sound of brain screeching to a piledriving halt...] WAIT! Did someone type "Paris Hamels" here? You mean as in "Paris Hilton?"
If the answer is yes, then Cole Hamels is INDEED the dumbest baseball player on the planet who can't evoke the excuse of having never attended kollej.
Regarding the word/opinion of ESPN (and other networks') newsreader-clones and so-called experts...sycophants, hypocrites and talentless are words that come to mind. In a related matter, did you feel as slimed as I did after having listened to the shallow, only-the-best-and-most-controversial players' pimpfest that emanated from the crew covering the game for ESPN? I longed for Bob Carpenter and Initials Santangelo.
It really was bad, wasn't it?
Amazing that these guys handle nationally televised games.
And how do you know who Perez Hilton is? LOL.
how messed up is baseball that "blowing a kiss" at a pitcher who taunts you is considered juvenile and a much more mature approach is to drill a person with a 92+ mph fastball
i consider harper blowing a kiss at that pitcher much less juvenile than if that minor league team instead threw at that pitcher later in the game, with a kiss their is no chance of physical harm
throwing at a 19 year old kid for no reason with a hard fastball is nothing but chicken <shitthere is nothing old school about it, while you can say he didnt intend to hurt harper, you never know when it can hit right part of back and cause a serious injury
There is nothing tough and old school about throwing at a 19 year old rookie for absolutely no reason, nothing. Hamels also isnt a classful or old school player in his past and him bragging and saying, yeah i tried to hit this rookie to brag to media is not old school in the least but rather a come get me statement to washington as they now have a target on his back for beyond just that one game
Anyone of the seasoned fans on this board could do a better job than the ESPN crew. They really stink.
Super moon must still be flying over Philly. JORDANY VALDESPIN a rookie for the Mets who made his debut 4-23-12 burned the Phils in the ninth with a 3 run HR against Bobblebon. Hamels could have attraced the Boston curse.