Cole Hamels adopted a baby from Ethiopia. The exclusive story with the Phillies star & his family on @6abc tonight twitter.com/JeffSkversky/s…— Jeff Skversky (@JeffSkversky) February 7, 2013
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Cole and Heidi Hamels have always been one of Philadelphia's most beautiful couples—but it turns out they're beautiful on the inside, too. We'll get the details tonight on 6 ABC:
Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels plans a sitdown with School Supt. William Hite soon; The Notebook reports he's angry that the list of Philadelphia public schools slated for closure includes three schools to which he's donated playground and library equipment.Hamels Foundation operations officer G-N Kang said she and other officials were “shocked and surprised” to find that three Hamels-supported schools were on the District’s list of 37 proposed closures. The schools include Bayard Taylor Elementary, whose new $317,000 playground opened last summer; Wilson Elementary, which received a $50,000 playground in 2010; and Shaw Middle School, which received a $50,000 “family resource
Cole Hamels doesn't feel so hot. The Phils ace will miss his Wednesday start against the Mets due to gastrointestinal illness. Yum. Instead of spending anytime worrying about the details of that, we'll focus on the fact that the Phillies have called up Tyler Cloyd to make his Major League debut in Hamels' place. Cloyd is a 25-year-old RHP who has posted a 12-1 record with Lehigh Valley this season.
Last night at the Crystal Tea Room, Heidi and Cole Hamels hosted their third annual Diamonds and Denim gala to raise money for the Hamels Foundation, which supports inner-city schools in the U.S., as well as Malawi's one million orphans and victims of the AIDS/HIV virus. Here with the Hamels is model, actress, and choreographer Tammy Jean (second from right), wearing “body art” by Kerry Ann Smith (left) from About Face II.
Yesterday in Hunting Park, Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels, wife Heidi Hamels, board members and sponsors cut the ribbon on Bayard Taylor Elementary's newly renovated playground. Where there was once a bleak blacktop more conducive to a parking lot, there are now jungle gyms, spinning chairs, basketball and soccer courts, a gorgeous greenhouse, an area to play board games, and an iPad station. It’s not your mother’s playground. All this was made possible by a $300,000 grant from the Hamels Foundation, as well as support from several generous sponsors. Check out PhillyChitChat.com for more photos of the event and playground. Below
The day Cole Hamels announced he’d signed the contract of a lifetime, I said goodbye to the biggest Phillies fan I know. Bianca Lombardo was 86 years old when she died this past Sunday. She was the last survivor of her six siblings, and since her sister, Elsie—my grandmother—passed away nearly two decades ago, she was my link to my father’s extended family, the connection to my Italian heritage. She was my dad’s aunt, but to me, my cousins and many others, she was Aunt Babs.
This morning, we awoke to the fantastic news that Cole Hamels and the Phils had inked a deal to keep the ace playing his home games in Citizens Bank Park through the 2018 season. The cost? Only $144 million. The pricey deal means that the Phils will likely look to unload some obligations this year, so that they don't have to pay the luxury tax this year and a higher rate next year. ESPN's Jayson Stark suggests that that means shopping Shane Victorino and Joe Blanton.So that means they're still likely to shop Victorino, who has about $3.5 million in
Phillies Extend Cole Hamels. The Phils and Hamels have agreed to a six-year, $144 million contract extension that will keep the pitcher in red pinstripes through 2018. The $160 million total—thanks to a seventh-year vesting option—makes it the second-biggest contract ever signed by a pitcher. [Philly.com]Brothers 13 and 17 Killed in Overbrook Park. A pair of teenage brothers were shot and killed in the city's Overbrook Park section on Tuesday night. Authorities say that someone shot the 13-year-old boy in the head and the 17-year-old boy in the chest. Police believe the killings are drug-related. [Daily News]Phils Come From Behind.
ESPN's Jayson Stark says that the Phils have intensified the pace of their contract negotiations with free agent-to-be Cole Hamels as the trade deadline approaches. Stark reports that an official from one of the franchises that had been talking with the Phils about the pitcher's availability says that Philly has pretty much stopped listening to trade offers and focused their efforts on inking Hamels to a long-term extension. He says that some teams have expressed more interest in Victorino, Rollins, Blanton, and/or Polanco as the Phils will look to unload some salaries to be able to sign Hamels but stay
Since the Dodgers were recently bought for $2 billion dollars, the rumor mill has been churning out all sorts of gossip involving the club. Many of those rumors have pulled the Phillies into the conversation. First—and most obvious—is that Los Angeles will be a suitable suitor for pending free agent Cole Hamels. Then, reports surfaced linking the Dodgers to Shane Victorino trade talks. Finally, on Monday evening, word got out that the Dodgers might also be interested in J-Roll, seeing as their starting shortstop is on the shelf and they've been platooning Juan Uribe and Luis Cruz (ick). Why don't