Major League Baseball announced it has suspended Cole Hamels for five games after the Phillies left-hander acknowledged he intentionally hit Nationals rookie Bryce Harper with a fastball during the
Rivarlies in sports have to, absolutely must, be two-way relationships.
So, Cole Hamels happily acknowledges he plunked Bryce Harper on purpose, saying "I'm not going to deny it" and "I'm just trying to continue the old baseball."
Usually when a pitcher hits a batter in Major League Baseball, he explains it as a pitch that got away. It is not often a professional hurler admits he hit a guy on purpose.