Remember when Cole Hamels intentionally beaned Bryce Harper last month? And how he got suspended for five games for it? And how he got mercilessly ripped by ornery old baseball types like Jim Leyland and Mike Rizzo?
Well, now, over a month-and-a-half and one clown question later, Hamels has apparently extended somewhat of an olive branch to Harper.
According to Phillies beat reporter Todd Zolecki, Hamels gave Harper some help on getting named to the All-Star Game next month:
Cole Hamels came over and told us he voted for Bryce Harper for the All-Star Game. #notaclownvotebro
— Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) June 22, 2012
Based on the fan vote, Harper isn’t even among the top 15 vote-getters among NL outfielders, so he’s going to need a lot more than Hamels’ vote if the master deflector of clown questions hopes to play at the midsummer classic.
H/T SB Nation
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