A little tension between Cole Hamels and Brett Myers in the clubhouse during the World Series? Couldn’t hurt the chemistry, right?
Myers and a Phillies official both dispute a Yahoo! Sports report that Myers and Hamels had a "tense confrontation" in the Phillies clubhouse following Game 5 of the World Series.
… (Phillies director of baseball communications) Casterioto asked Myers if he had seen Hamels.
"He quit," Myers cracked.
…Hamels is sensitive to the word "quit" these days after he told reporters following Game 3 of the World Series that he couldn’t wait for the season to end. Myers said he was unaware of Hamels’ comments following Game 3, although the comments have upset some players inside the Phillies’ clubhouse.
I don’t know about you but that’s a clear indication that there WAS a “tense confrontation”.
The big question (which most media will tend to ignore) is whether or not it’s a really big deal. Hamels and Myers are good friends (“He’s my buddy”, says Myer of Hamels). Can’t we just chalk it up to Series jitters and leave it at that? Or do shall we make it a national story?
If I know the media like I do, they’ll pounce on this like a lion on a juicy bone and we’ll hear every analysis of each angle of this story.
The most surprising thing about this story is that it didn’t happen in New York. The Big Apple media like to pick on their own.