Philadelphia Phillies starter Cole Hamels has the makeup of an old school pitcher. Philadelphia fans are passionate. Unfortunately Washinton Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo and former Phillie Jayson Werth just do not get it. While Hamels and the fans express themselves, Rizzo and Werth show their true selves as cry babies.
Hamels admitted to intentionally throwing at rookie Bryce Harper in the first inning of last nights game. Rizzo called Hamels “fake tough”. Fake tough? He plunked your player showing his confidence. What is this guy talking about? In the spirit of Don Drysdale Hamels asserted himself on the mound and backed it up off of the field. Drysdale used to offer to autograph the bruise. Hamels proved he is in control on the mound . He could have backed down. He knew he was risking suspension. It did not matter to Cole. He is real tough and cry baby Rizzo can not handle it.
Speaking of cry babies, so Werth was heckled leaving the field after breaking his wrist. This guy has been taunting Philadelphia fans since leaving the team to go to the Nats. He can dish it out but he can’t take it. He went for the money. Then underperformed because he was not the real deal without Chase Utley and Ryan Howard protecting him in the lineup. Now the limp wristed outfielder is bitter because he gave up his chance to win.
Werth vowed that he would not allow the Phillies to have a parade down Broad Street again. Let me tell you something, Werth may never even play again. He should shut his mouth and just hope he can get back on the field. Oh sorry, I forgot. He got his payday. What does he really care.
Mike Rizzo and Jayson Werth are cut from the same cloth and deserve each other. Neither should even be mentioned in the same sentence as a guy like Cole Hamels. Hamels has courage and conviction. Werth and Rizzo are limp wristed second rate talent that are bitter because they know their team and fans will never measure up to players like Hamels and fans like they have in Philadelphia.
They can take their Natitide and all of about 20,000 total fans and shove it. They are a second rate franchise going no where. Enjoy first place now. Some teams win in April, real teams win in October.