Report: Nats GM Mike Rizzo Fined For Comments About Cole Hamels

Wednesday May 9th, 2012

Major League Baseball has fined Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo an undisclosed amount for his comments about Cole Hamels, according to CSN Philadelphia. 

Rizzo lashed out at Hamels in a profanity filled tirade after the Philadelphia Phillies hurler told reporters that he had intentionally hit 19-year-old Nationals rookie Bryce Harper because he is, "old school."

“Cole Hamels says he’s old-school,” Rizzo told the Washington Post Monday. “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.”

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