I need to preface this week’s article with an important piece of information. I am sitting beside my beautiful bride in a Pennsylvania hospital patiently waiting for our son or daughter to arrive. I need a 'solid' from the great Jay Wrizight, spell check and proof this please as it was composed on my smart phone. I'm sorry if this reads like one long text message but I didn't want to disappoint the Phillies Bunts faithful.
So....Who the hell booed Cole Hamels? Talk about ‘What have you done for me lately?’ There are exactly two people on the planet who have been named World Series MVP while playing for the Fightin' Phils. Michael Jack Schmidt and Cole “Hollywood” Hamels. That's it, over 128 seasons, just two. From 1983 to 2008 Philadelphia won ZERO championships, how quickly people forget. Hamels dominated the playoffs and World Series. We would still be looking for our first championship since 1983 if not for him. How many Phillies Bunts readers were alive in 1983? The man brought a championship starved city to the promised land. What the hell people? One bad start and the fan base turns on the guy? I know he had a rough 2009, but with any run support last year and he'd have been in the Cy Young conversation. Boo anyone who hasn't won a championship. That would be any Flyers player who can't call themselves a Broad Street Bully. Any Sixers player not named Doc, Moses, Cheeks, Toney or Jones. Hell, you can boo anyone who ever played for the Eagles other then Concrete Charlie. Champions are few and far between in this city, they deserve our respect.