The Holy Huddle: Hamels's Plunk and the Root of Sports Violence

Each week in The Holy Huddle, Doug Hankins takes a look at the goings on of the sports world from a distinctly Christian perspective. Bryce Harper is a punky 19-year-old baseball phenom. And Sunday night, Cole Hamels put Harper in his place . . . sort of. With a flick of the wrist, Hamels sent a 93-mile-an-hour fastball into Harper's upper back, and with it a message: "Welcome to the big leagues, kid." With that pitch, Hamels's actions revealed something universal about the human condition as i … [Read more...]