Posts Tagged ‘Cole Hamels’
Once again, Cole Hamels is showing that Hollywood side of himself. The same “Hollywood” that plagued him in 2009 when he starred in a myriad of Comcast Xfinity commercials. In what seems like an Apple commercial instead of one for Xfinity, Cole Hamels does some pre-game TV watchin’ in the clubhouse. Look at this no good, no sweet spot-signing jerk, as he catches up on The Office on his Mac right before a game. Notice, as Cole grabs his glove before he heads out. I bet this was right before a game he was starting, too! That Hammels complacency is setting in again. Should of listened to FanSince09.
Oh well. Here’s Cole, pimping Xfinity’s newest service:
PFFFT ok, ok. Here’s the real one:
Big thanks to David Hale for the original video.
Phils skip Charlie Manuel was so impressed by the performance of Cole Hamels last night (8.0 IP, 0 ER, 9 K, 0 BB, Game time temp 95°), that he praised Cole’s work ethic and maturity during the post-game presser before ending with this gem:
“He’s getting stronger. He’s bigger than he used to be. If you see him with his shirt and stuff off, he’s developing into a man.”
Realizing he said something that could possibly be blockquoted and misconstrued on a blog, Charlie laughed it off. I guess what he was trying to say, though, is Cole’s all growsed up.
And if you think he’s developed into a man with his shirt off, you should check out his bare ass!
Video, courtesy of CSNPhilly & The 700 Level, after the jump.
Cole Hamels was essentially brilliant on the mound in his hometown of San Diego last night going 8 innings, allowing only 4 hits, 3 walks, and no runs while striking out 8. Granted, he was facing a Padres lineup that had already been shutout FIVE times prior to last night’s 2-0 loss (which would put the Pads on pace to be blanked an MLB record-shattering FORTY-EIGHT times this season), but still — a shutout is a shutout.
HOWEVER, Cole was also the victim of the most insane pickoff plays I’ve ever seen, courtesy of left-hander Clayton Richard. Check the screen grab below and notice that Cole had, what, a five foot lead off of first base? He honestly could have fell over towards the bag and his 6’3″ frame plus wingspan would have been plenty long enough to get back to first safely. Instead, Cole got fooled by Clayton’s pickoff move, leaned toward second, and wound up getting caught in a rundown and erasing his leadoff hit.
To watch the play in it’s entirety, click the picture or go HERE. MLB Advanced Media would appreciate it.
Hi, meet Bizarro Cole Hamels. He doesn’t carry backpacks containing dogs. He doesn’t have a high pitched voice. He treats his Survivor Playboy model wife like shit. He thinks adopting kids from Africa is a waste of time. He throws 8 shutout innings like it’s nothing.
While Cliff Lee was being interviewed by the media today after his mediocre performance against the Brewers, a freshly showered Cole Hamels went to his locker, stripped off his towel, and got changed into his boxer briefs. Lucky for you, pervert, somebody from Calkins Media was filming the whole thing and a blogger with too much time on his hands just happened to be searching the internet for naked male locker room ass.
The culmination of all those events can be seen in the top left corner here:
After the jump, check out an EXXXTREME close up as well as the original video.
I promise not to think any less of you.
Today over at the Philly Daily News, columnist Rich Hofmann broaches a subject that many of us dare not speak of: Could Cliff Lee signing in Philadelphia somehow be a bad thing?
At first blush, that notion seems like nothing more than the fodder of a bored columnist, but it’s an interesting piece, and not completely out of school, as I (and others) have thought the same thing. Should Cliff Lee wind up with the Phillies again in 2011, and assuming that Halladay, Hamels and Oswalt are healthy, then does the blessing of four bonafide Aces become a curse of personal gain and hubris? After all, professional athletes are just like us insomuch as they are people with wants and needs and desires are not above feeling jaded or jealous.
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve no doubt that Roy, Cole, Roy and Cliff would be professional in dealing with the slotting order of the starters (and really, I think the whole “Opening Day starter” thing is way overblown), but Hoffman makes a good point: What happens in October?
But here is the question I ask: which one is the fourth starter in the post-season?
What if Halladay were the one who looked the most gassed as October approached? There is no way on earth that Charlie Manuel would be able to call him into the office and tell him that he’s the fourth starter. The same with Lee, who will have signed the longest, biggest-money deal if he were to return. All of which would leave Oswalt and Hamels locked into a competition for which neither of them ever would have signed up if given the chance — oh, and Hamels, when all is said and done, is the guy who is going to be here longer than any of them.
Hofmann goes on to clarify that he’d prefer the cash is spent on the rest of the roster, like the lefty-heavy lineup and the bullpen, but his take on having four Aces does pose a valid concern, but one more akin to “Do you mind if your diamond shoes are too tight?” rather than “Would you rather walk 10 miles in a foot of snow or a foot of mud?”
Still, if this is the biggest problem facing the team when the 2011 playoffs roll around, we can all agree that we’ve got it pretty good.
Cole Hamels was unable to replicate his NLDS performance, as the Philadelphia Phillies fell to the San Francisco Giants in Game Three of the National League Championship Series as the N.L. West Division champs take a 2-1 lead in the best of seven series.
The Phillies were rendered punchless by Giants starter Matt Cain, who held them scoreless over seven innings. Despite putting a handful of runners on in the early goings, the Phillies were unable to get that one big hit to get them on the board.
The Giants fared better against Hamels, who allowed a pair of two out RBI singles in the bottom of the fifth off the bats of Cody Ross and Aubrey Huff to give San Fran the 2-0 lead. They would add another run in the bottom of the sixth when Freddy Sanchez’s two out liner was misplayed by Chase Utley, which allowed Aaron Rowand to score from second base.
It was all the offense the Giants would need, as a pair of relievers combined with Cain to shutout the Phillies in a playoff game for the first time since 1985 to give them a 2-1 series edge heading into Game Four on Wednesda.y
The Phillies will turn to Joe Blanton, who last started a game on September 29. He will face off against Madison Bumgarner, who allowed two runs in six innings in the NLDS versus the Braves.
Cole Hamels (L, 0-1) allowed three earned runs on five hits in six innings. He walked one and struck out eight.
Matt Cain (W, 1-0) allowed no runs on two hits in seven innings. He walked three and struck out five.
Cody Ross went 1 for 3 with an RBI.
Aubrey Huff went 1 for 3 with an RBI.
Props go to All Star Twitterer ItsStephGrace.
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