Cole Hamels needs protection. A condom only covers his nether regions. Body guards aren't an allotted position on the baseball field. A pitching screen is only used in batting practice. A bubble can easily be popped by splintered bats after he saws some batter off. A gun is too ghetto or NRA. What to do? A heat seeking force field of course! Below you will find a demo of the defense mechanism Hamels will deploy tonight in Florida. Its combination of yellow, orange, and red sensors allow for it to detect incoming objects and alter the path of them. This should keep Cole's non-pitching hand safe tonight and it'll also protect him at the plate should any Marlins pitcher get a bit erratic.
In Other News:
*Vance Worley was optioned back to Lehigh Valley to keep his regular turn in the rotation going through the All-Star break.
*John Mayberry was recalled to take Worley's roster spot and probably play CF while Shane Victorino's thumb recovers.
*Brad Lidge worked a scoreless inning for Lakewood yesterday in his first rehab outing.
*Bryce Harper was promoted to Double-A Harrisburg yesterday and Corey and I are going to go see him play later this week.