Punch Cole Hamels! Punch Cole Hamels! Step right up and punch Cole Hamels… again and again and again!
Truth by told, I had Mike Schmidt in the Next to Opine on Cole Hamels pool. I didn’t have former Major Leaguer Morgan Ensberg, who co-hosts a radio show on Sirius-XM.
Ensberg, a career .263 hitter, tweeted:
Cole Hammels [sic] disappointed me today by hitting Harper. No honor there. Whoever is the leader on that team doesn't have control.
Shots fired… by Morgan Ensberg.
Thankfully for your reading pleasure (and my blogging wet dream), PHILLIES RELIEF PITCHER CHAD QUALLS (!!!) responded:
Lame Chad. There is zero reason to do that. You know that. Unreal that you would think that is ok.
They hit Cole right back but said not on purpose. Yeah right. At least Cole was a man and didn't lie about it.
YES. A blogger’s wet dream: current players arguing – on Twitter – with former teammates about their current teammate’s actions.
[Charlie Manuel, however, disagreed with Qualls. The manager told WIP this afternoon: "I wish he would have been a little been more… what do you call it… not so honest? Dishonest? Discrete, yeah, that might be the right word."]
Unfortunately for our passion, Qualls pointed out that he and Ensberg are friendly:
Morgan and myself go way back. We are ex teammates and friends back in our Astro days.
Yeah yeah, you don’t hate each other– I get it. Qualls kept going, though… to no one in particular:
I'm a man! Come at me. I'm a man!
Who’s next to swing at Cole?! I’ve got coffee and a keyboard.