Far be it for me to disparage someone's right to speak, opine and in the case of Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hammels, blabber on. But the constant badgering of the METS team as choke artists generally and showboatsmen specifically by Phillies players just continues to show their own lack of class and in this case a bit of hypocrisy.
In this article Cole Hamels discusses how he and his teammates gave Shane Victorino a bit of a ribbing by comparing him to Jose Reyes. Apparently our beloved Jose likes to "point his finger up as if he won the game" after hitting a homerun. Seems as if Victorino did the same thing early in game 2 of the NLDS after hitting a grand slam off of C.C. Sabathia. "Even though you hit the big home run, you don't need to pimp it."Cole Hamels also states: "For the past two years they (METS) have been choke artists."
So let me get this straight, in the pantheon that is sports today, you're gonna give grief to a METS ballplayer, knowing that he plays for your most heated rival for showboating AND calling the METS "choke artist" TWO MONTHS after winning the World Series? You couldn't be smart and take the high road, you just had to TRY and be cute about the METS. Well you know what? I hope you get "pimped" right in the neck by a Pelfrey 'heater' when we lock horns in '09.