Mr. Laser Beam wrote:
Hamels was just being a dick. The problem wasn't that he hit Harper (although I don't know why he did that). The problem is that he admitted it. You just don't do that, no matter how intentional it was.
So his problem was that he was being honest? Basically, MLB should reward lying and not honesty? If his problem was specifically that he hit him, that would make more sense.
As for the reason, he said it was just that he was welcoming him into the league and remind him that he's a rookie and shouldn't be cocky.