Nationals GM Mike Rizzo Calls Cole Hamels’ Actions “Gutless Chicken Shit”

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Whoa, sir! Excuse me, but I don't like your NATITUDE.

Responding to Cole Hamels admission of intentionally hitting Bryce Harper last night (something that has happened in baseball for, oh, 125 years), Nats general manager Mike Rizzo had this to say to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post:

“Players take care of themselves,” Rizzo said after I called him this morning. “I’ve been I’ve never seen a more classes, gutless chicken [bleep] act in my 30 years in baseball.

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

“He thinks he’s sending a message to us of being a tough guy. He’s sending the polar opposite message. He says he’s being honest, well, I’m being honest. 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.”


Wow. Of course, an inning after Hamels hit Harper, Jordan Zimmerman retaliated by hitting Cole.

Now, ladies and gentleman, we have a rivalry. Your move, Ruben Amaro's swinging dick.


45 Responses

  1. No problem with how any of it went down last night. Cole set a tone to wake his team up. Harper took it, then gave Cole an FU and stole home. Then Zimmerman drilled Hamels. That’s how it’s supposed to be done. The umpires let the Nats retaliate, they did, then issued warnings. Hamels obviously got someone’s attention cause the Phils woke up. That’s how the game is played. Textbook by both teams. STFU Rizzo
    Don’t tell anyone, but god damn Bryce Harper is an impressive ballplayer. Cocky douche but man he plays all out, begrudgingly have to like that a little bit

  2. Cry much, Rizzo? Looks like Cole got your panties in a bunch. What is this guy even saying? “He doesn’t know who he’s dealing with.” Huh? Sure he does, you’re the Washington Nationals. You can’t sellout your home games with studs like Harper and Strasburg on your team. You have a good young team and so far you’ve had a good start to the 2012 season. No one is handing out division championships out May though so pipe down and hope your team is in it for the long haul.
    Harper is going to be a stud. He is a liability in the outfield right now but that will change over time. He certainly seems athletic and commited enough that he will turn himself in to a decent fielder.

  3. If thats gutless chicken shit…what is it when you overpay someone with $127million dollars and they have nothing to show for it 2 years in AND just happened to break that $127million dollar fragile wrist that has bothered him since coming in to the league?

  4. I think its adorable that the nats think they’re relevant.. Remember, its the beginning of may. Rizzo is a rumbling mumbling idiot. I want to see him talk this recklessly in october, a month that matters.

  5. Haha I don’t even think it’s worth it for the Phillies to respond to this. Cole openly admitted he intentionally hit him, owned up to it, and moved on. What are the major leagues now, 5? I think my 2nd and 3rd grade campers are more mature than some of these major league players, owners, and managers.

  6. Is “fake tough” also wearing 4 inches of eye black down your face on an overcast day and then wiping it off by the 7th inning, probably because one your teammates told you you look like a douche wearing all this eye black for no reason.

  7. And lets not forget that Cole Hamels has achieved more in his 7 year career than the nats have in their existence, expos included. Frauds

  8. What is chicken shit is throwing at a pitchers knees…. talk about polar opposites

  9. Thanks Mike, for leting people know you’ve been LOSING for 30 years…..most never knew you existed, the others thought you were the guy on The Jerky Boys

  10. I thought it was just the fans who were confused but clearly, even their manager doesn’t understand how baseball is played …

  11. He really seems to enjoy the phrase “Polar Opposite”
    Posted by: Gray | May 07, 2012 at 11:11 AM
    It reminds me of that Kids In The Hall sketch where Bruce McCullough kept using “ascertain”.

  12. Yeah when i think of tough i think bryce harper blowing a kiss to the pitcher

  13. Never seen a more gutless and classless act in 30 years of baseball? Really? Funny how a guy talking about toughness has his knickers in a twist over a hit batter–not to mention that the Nats retaliated…Aren’t the people who retaliate, instead of taking the high road, just stooping to the same level as the aggressors?
    This nats team is good, but I still see them having the potential to fizz out kinda like Pittsburgh did halfway through last season. And all of this trash talk and pushing of a non-existant rivalry still just makes them look silly.

  14. you wanna hear gutless chicken shit? 3 nats fans behind us in left field getting tossed for cussing out girls in phillies gear

  15. Can someone remind Rizzo that the Nat’s haven’t won anything yet? No division titles, no Wild Card appearance, nothin’. The man has no credibility. This is just whinning after a bad loss.

  16. The Nationals are the better team rich now. This Phillies run is coming to an abrupt end.

  17. How dare you make my #1 STUD feel like he is human! Shame on you cole hamels! Bryce harper is bigger then getting hit, Bryce Harper is bigger then the Nationals, BRYCE HARPER is bigger the game of baseball and all rules and time honored traditions do not apply to the almighty Bryce Harper. Bryce Harper is above any type of introduction to “the game of baseball” that does not include billboards marching bands and 24 hour media coverage.Bryce harper doesnt have to have any type of “growing pains” along his way to becoming a full time MLB player. And on the 7th day Bryce Harper rested
    Also i love men

  18. Lol…Its funny if you look at the comments on the washington post article about this. All of their fans are applauding Rizzo…I can see people getting pissed at Cole’s comments about protecting Harper, but the guys not classless for hitting him. All the greats would plunk anyone they saw fit to set the tone of a game, especially a cocky douchebag rookie.
    Also, its ironic that the guy spent so much time pointing out how players take care of themselves during a rant intended to shield and protect his young darling rookie.

  19. What a Douche! seriously, this probably helped harper…. i mean what are they going to do protect this kid from the world and then “spoil” him rotten? you want him to earn his stripes,not be given the world and take his lumps(literally) then this is how it happens. Kid took it well, and the game went on, just like it has after a million other at bats.

  20. Man I hate to see how cocky these Nats get if they actually win something that means something. Don’t count your eggs before they hatch. We have 5 more months people. Talk about throwing tantrums. Guess Werthless getting hurt was somehow our fault too. Nothing but karma

  21. “Fake tough” “He doesn’t know who he’s dealing with..” Yo Mikey, just because your last name is Rizzo doesn’t mean you’re a character in “Goodfellas” or something..ok? Now GO GET YOUR F**KIN SHINEBOX!

  22. Kyle, you should organize a bus trip to take over their park, get some T’s made up and everything, that would be really cool, awesome in fact.
    Oh wait…

  23. I’d like to add, where is anyone on that teams WS MVP award? Rizzo keep your trap shut until your team can actually pull out a division title and make some type of playoff run. “Fake Tough” lol? That dude has dealt with more shit in his career being in Philadelphia and handled it all pretty well and brought Philly it’s first title in over 20 year then got booed to high hell in 09 came back improved and is a top ten pitcher in the majors. Fake tough, I cackle are your comments sir.

  24. “Gutless Chicken Shit”
    Yeah, so is trying to keep Phillies fans out of your empty ballpark. Get over it, d bag.

  25. I’d sure like to lick his bologna sandwich. Brycey Cake’s bulge looks so nice in those baseball pants. Rod Roddy, can i lick your rod too?

  26. Its a good thing the Nats are in the NL East. With the exception of “Red Sox’s Nation” Phil’s fans are really the only other fans that follows on away games in large numbers. Look anywhere around the NL you’ll see Phils fans in Florida, SD, SF, Chicago, etc… The Nats love the fact that this is making the news, they can get coverage for once. Phils are back there 7/31-8/2 sadly tho week day games. That series wont be as hyped up as this one was.
    As the great Ric “Nature boy” Flair says “To be the man you have to beat the man”. Nats are winning so far, but we’re 30 some games into a 160 game season. Hang a pennant(s) Rizzo then talk, until then you’re in the same boat as every other losing team.

  27. I like how when our players do this stuff and other people fight back, they are crybabies. When other people do this stuff and we fight back, we are righteous. Can we at least be consistent?

  28. Who cares. Someone fetch me a white woman please.

  29. Bryce,
    Be thankful you arent playing “back in the day” If you stepped into MY batters box, I would have thrown at your head. If I missed the 1st time dont bat again or it WILL be a direct hit. Dont dare hit any pitch I throw to you either rook; cause I’d throw at you again and again. Earn respect son, dont expect it. You’re 19 years old, one day you might be good. Until then act like a professional not a little leaguer. You’re 1 injury away from being “what could have been”
    Way to man up. Even with ur skinny, lanky body, freakishly high pitched voice and even though you’re from Calif you still proved yourself to him. You have the ring, you have the WS MVP, you have the hot blonde wife. Glad someone on the team has the balls to step up and do something. Send the message Cole. Hey Roy, Cliff, even you heavy B, follow Cole…no not to pull a train on Heidi, follow Cole in showing these punks who the big dogs are.

  30. The Phillies are without Howard and Utley. Cliff Lee is on the DL and Halladay hasn’t clicked into domination mode yet. All that and the Phillies are still only 4.5 out of first. That’s a bad sign for anyone in Washington who thinks the Nationals are primed to win the division this year.

  31. The Nats are without Morse and Zimmerman. So when they get back, you 9 dollar making an hour Phillies fans will be crying. Just like your tired old pedaphile crossdressing manager. BTW How many Lombardi trophies you got????

  32. Wonder what Rizzo thinks of John Lannan intentionally drilling Utley in his first major league start and breaking his wrist. Where does that rank on the chicken shit scale?

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