Monday, November 02, 2009

Overexposed and Underconditioned

Chad Billingsley and Russell Martin aren't the only ones yearning for the glory days of 2008. Big League Stew brings us this surprisingly un-gritty comment from the Phillies' Cole Hamels after his Halloween-night shellacking:

"I can't wait for it to end," Hamels said, referring to his wildly inconsistent 2009 season. "It's been mentally draining ... It's one of those things, a year in, you just can't wait for a fresh start."

Is Cole Hamels the anti-MSB? Already sportswriters like Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com are jumping on Hamels, and I can't imagine this white flag-waving quote will go over well in boo-collar Philly. It's time to find out what the shelf life is on the goodwill from Hamels' 2008 World Series MVP award.

last photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images

14 comments:

Delino DeShields said...

Access has the word "Ace" in it.
It also has the word "Ass"

In Cole's short career, he's managed to be both.

Steve Sax said...

I don't think access has the word ace in it.

Steve Sax said...

What's the shelf life of goodwill for Hamels?

About a blink of an eye longer than the shelf life for Brad Lidge...

rbnlaw said...

"C'mon Cole. You've got to work the corners."
They replayed that New Era commercial last night. . .and I laughed.

Fred's Brim said...

rb, that was funny and sad. it killed me to see Dodger Stadium packed and cheering like that. I really miss it.

rbnlaw said...

So true, FB, so true.

Fred's Brim said...

What's dreamboat doing in the second picture? is he a gynecologist as well?

Josh S. said...

Maybe all those words shooting out of his ass on the SI cover ruined his pitching ability.

Nic j said...

Martin wasn't that good in 2008 either. Let's say pre-ASG 2008.

rbnlaw said...

I have a hard time believing the hard-core Filly fans not giving him grief over those condo ads. I mean, that much white in one apartment? You can't eat a cheesesteak in there without running up a vicious dry cleaning bill.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Rbnlaw - The best part of that commercial is that he's struggling.

PavilionBum said...

Has anyone else noticed he has the voice of 13-year-old girl in that commercial?

KempKershaw said...

I'd take him in a heartbeat.

rbnlaw said...

Time for Jim Tracy on Cole Hamels:
Has he lost what made him great? I'm not sure; what made him great?
Would I like to have him on my team? Maybe, if he could regain the form that made him so effective.
Is he overexposed? Well, duh.