Good riddance. Although he probably won't even miss a start. Still, it's probably worth revisiting Mike Rizzo's thoughts on the plunking, in which he repeatedly calls Hamels chicken [bleep] and "fake tough", via the Washington Post. Sounds about right:
"I’ve never seen a more classless, 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 to intimidate us after hitting our 19-year-old rookie who’s eight games into the big leagues? He doesn’t know who he’s dealing with."
(Mike Rizzo, via Nationals Journal, 5/7/2012)
The tough guy talk from Rizzo is fun, but nothing beats Harper's answer to Hamels chicken [bleep] act.
(Screengrab via MLB.com/ESPN)