In yesterday afternoon's Phillies game at Yankee Stadium Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels intentionally hit Alex Rodriguez with the first pitch with two out and bases empty in the first inning. Hamel's intent was so obvious that the plate umpire immediately warned people on both benches. Cole Hamels fancies himself some kind of enforcer but he's still the same jerk he was in 2012:
Major Baseball League: a new phrase is coined. Monday, June 11, 2012
Much better. Now when some jerk like Cole Hamels of the Philadelphia Phillies takes it upon himself to hit a rookie like Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals with a pitch he can accompany his cowardly act with a paraphrase of the line used for decades by players in the National Football League (NFL): "Welcome to the Major Baseball League".