Nationals GM Calls Hamels “Fake Tough Guy” (Then Presumably Cries Himself To Sleep)

Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post called Nats GM Mike Rizzo this morning. And Rizzo unloaded on Cole Hamels like a freakin’ battleship bombarding the coastline:

Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo responded to Cole Hamels’ admission he drilled Bryce Harper on purpose last night in harsh terms, saying MLB should suspend Hamels and calling out Hamels as “fake tough.”

“Players take care of themselves,” Rizzo said after I called him this morning. “I’ve never seen a more classless, gutless chicken [bleep] act in my 30 years in baseball … It was a gutless chicken [bleep] [bleeping] act. That was a fake-tough act. No one has ever accused Cole Hamels of being old school.”

“Cole Hamels says he’s old school? He’s the polar opposite of old school. He’s fake tough. He thinks he’s going to intimidate us after hitting our 19-year rookie who’s eight games into the big leagues? He doesn’t know who he’s dealing with.”

First of all…

Just shut the f*** up Rizzo. Seriously, just shut the f*** up.

You drafted a highly talented player with a truckload of baggage, as I have documented several times.

First there was this from Baseball Prospectus before Harper was drafted:

“It’s impossible to find any talent evaluator who isn’t blown away by Harper’s ability on the field, but it’s equally difficult to find one who doesn’t genuinely dislike the kid.

“One scout called him among the worst amateur players he’s ever seen from a makeup standpoint, with top-of-the-scale arrogance, a disturbingly large sense of entitlement, and on-field behavior that includes taunting opponents.”

“He’s just a bad, bad guy,” one front-office official told Baseball Prospectus. “He’s basically the anti-Joe Mauer.”

AFTER you draft the kid that was basically considered the biggest douche bag baseball has seen in decades (and that is saying quite a friggin’ bit) your organization does very little to rein his punk ass in.

The first sign you needed to do so was last spring training, where it was heard that the kid was rubbing some veteran teammates the wrong way. The sentiment was “he thinks he has actually already earned his way to the big leagues & he couldn’t be more wrong”.

Then there was an incident in the minors where the young phenom hit a towering home run off an opposing pitcher then not only admired his handy work, but was arrogant enough to blow a kiss at the man standing on the mound.

This was in the minor leagues…as a supposed f***in’ professional. This isn’t just about holding stuff against him he did in junior college, it goes well beyond that.

In yet another incident, Harper and the opposing pitcher exchanged words after Harper took a called third strike.

Harper hit a home run prior to the strikeout and seemed amazed the umpire dared to question his knowledge of the strike zone when called out. When the opposing pitcher reminded him where the bench was located at, the fuse was lit and it was “on”.

That type of behavior continued throughout the entire season, only ending when he was shut down for the remainder of the season with some minor, nagging injuries.

So how did your organization go about doing it’s best to get his head straight over the off-season.

How did the Nationals go about managing this dumpster fire waiting to happen?

You ignored the root of the problem you asshat.

Your big, bold move…was to make him shut down his Twitter account.

That’s it.

So don’t sit here & cry in my f***in’ ear about how “fake tough”, “gutless” and “chicken shit” Cole Hamels is when you can’t man up & grow a pair when dealing with your prized teenaged assclown.

Hamels did what pretty much everyone outside of the Nationals fan base or organization felt needed to be done. He let the kid know that kind of shit wasn’t appreciated & would not be tolerated at the professional level.

He didn’t go head-hunting, he buried one into his rib area and he did it in the National League, knowing full well that he was going to be the recipient of any retribution.

Not exactly what I consider to be the act of a “fake tough” guy.

Be thankful someone else had the stones to do what your little bitch ass couldn’t.

UPDATE: On a related note, Johnny Bench is right up there with me and thinks Hamels did nothing wrong, saying it is just part of the game. How do you detractors like dem apples?



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  2. Abby

    You are a complete TOOL. In fact you just may be the king of all tools.
    I mean I’m not even a Nats fan and certainly no Harper fan but you actually sound like such a little bitch that I took his side on this issue.

    Your case for why he is a douche is because he “rubbed some vets the wrong way”? Oh HELLS NO, please don’t tell me theres a cocky young kid playing professional sports? How DARE HE? Now that’s crossing the line. I mean, I don’t think anyone’s ever done that in the history of sports. Or, how he was “arrogant enough to blow a kiss at an opposing pitcher after he hit a home run”? Oh good GOD. The horror! I will bet you Babe Ruth or Ty Cobb or Mickey Mantle never ever got into a little shit talkin with a pitcher did they? Or how about just about EVERY OTHER FRICKIN PLAYER TO PLAY THE GAME OF BASEBALL YOU MORON!

    You sound like you are either really stupid or really insecure because that’s one of the dumbest attempts to rationalize something in the history of the freekin world wide web.
    You should change the name here to “Your killing my smalls penis” because you obviously are a man with some serious jealousy and insecurity issues.

    • djpostl

      Did you read?

      The only thing he did was rub vets the wrong way? Hardly.

      How about blowing kisses to opposing pitchers he hit homeruns off of (as a pro, not in high school), a history of taunting opponents, arguing with umpires to the point he was suspended for games in a tournament.

      Fucking idiots like you seem to think all these things are either minor behavior issues or didn’t happen.

      It was Baseball Prospectus, the industry standard in player evaluation, that said you couldn’t find one single scout who didn’t genuinely dislike the kid, think he was the absolute worst player they ever encountered from a character point of view.

      And that was BEFORE he blew a kiss at a pitcher after taking him deep. BEFORE he started multiple incidents in the minor leagues.

      Only tool around here is your fucking illiterate ass.

      And if you want to make it personal with your mind numbingly retarded penis comment..fuck you fat cunt. Go eat another five gallons of Chunky Monkey while you’re watching the Kardashians all day.

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  4. Sirius

    You are obviously a duechie little tool who has never played a sport in your life because if you had, you would be very aware that professional sports are littered with cocky young kids who don’t behave appropriately. BIG FUCKING DEAL YOU INSECURE LITTLE TOOL. And btw you pathetic little bitch. He didn’t “blow kisses at opposing pitchers”. But good job embellishing in order to “try” and make your point, because he blew A kiss at A pitcher that’s it tiny dick.

    Oh, and what a fantastic way to emphasize your point by saying he had “a history of taunting opponents, arguing with umpires to the point he was suspended”. REALLY? That’s the best you got? Good GOD Sally is your knowledge of baseball history as short as your tiny little weenie? Does the name Babe Ruth come to mind? How about Tyrus Raymond Cobb? Or more recently, Barry Bonds, Milton Bradley, Randy Johnson, Jeff Kent and Kenny Rogers? This kid can’t even carry there jocks in comparison of bad sportsmanship.

    It’s obvious you have some sort of jealous fixation with this kid but the bottom line is that you are the one who ends up looking like you have severe emotional issues by your overly dramatic insistence that he’s a horrible person when more than likely he’s just an immature punk kid who probably needs to be taught a life lesson or two.

    • djpostl

      Lol it’s “douchey” asswipe. And btw, he did blow a kiss at an opposing batter moron, very well documented.

      Sure buttercup, I never played a sport in my life & I am very, very insecure. Oh my, how will I ever sleep tonight.

      The “history of taunting opponents” was from Baseball Prospectus, based on statements from the scouts big league clubs sent to check him out…so nice try dipwad.

      And no, it actually seems like you got it right…he is an immature asswipe that needed a pro to try & teach him some respect. And silly me, thought that was what Hamels did…leading the GM to emo out like you when you’re on the rag.

      Now run along and lick that window in your mom’s basement again. You missed a spot. While you’re at it, suck on Johnny Bench and my dicks because we BOTH seem to think you’re a moron.

  5. Sirius

    Oh god, here we go. Thank you for proving my point that you are as big a tool as I stated because only a complete self absorbed, self aggrandizing TURD would even think about attempting to correct someone’s spelling………on a word that DOESNT EVEN FUCKING EXIST IN THE FUCKING ENGLISH FUCKING DICTIONARY.

    What makes it even more FUCKING hilarious is that you start off your TOOLISH attempt to make yourself look scholarly with a profound “LOL”. Ohhh shit thats just perfect. Who are you an 11 year old girl? When are you going bust out with the “OMG”, or “like for reals me and Maddie were like ROFLMAO”.

    I tried to think of of another word to use other than “tool”, but there just doesn’t seem to be a better more fitting word to describe you than “tool”. So congrats, you lived up to my initial impression when I first read your pathetic, insecure, bitchy, cunty little diatribe. Oh and who gives a flying fuck what that piece of shit rag “Baseball prospectus” says about Bryce Harper? Obviously not the Nats and there isn’t a team in MLB that wouldn’t have drafted him given the chance. So keep touting that pile of shit because it doesn’t matter one god damn bit now does it? And you keep writing these jealous, sad little articles because you obviously need some sort of release. Good luck buddy. Perhaps some day you will have enough self confidence that you won’t need to attack a young kid who has a shit load of talant and an ego to fit.

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