"It's quite nice," [Hamels] said of the 2,700-square-foot, 31/2-bath [penthouse] unit. "The views are spectacular. It will be a great transition into the Philadelphia city lifestyle for us. And we'll at least be closer to a lot of players.That, and the fact that the suburbs are pretty much for chumps. Not 25-year-old World Series MVPs.
"I used to say, 'Hey, you guys want to come out?' And they'd say, 'How far away do you live?' Then it was like, 'Nope'. Now I can say, 'Hey, I just live on this block.' I can have guys over, bond with them a little bit more. It'll make things easier when family comes. You'd like them to enjoy the city and all the history that Philadelphia has."
So, congratulations, Cole. You found your balls.
Moreover, it’s nice to see Phillies stars (Chase, Cole and RyHo*) representing by living in the frickin’ city in which they play. None of this Jersey bullshit (Donovan) or Main Line crap (Iverson).
Especially, considering Burrell’s recent departure for the soulless shores of Tampa Bay, invariably leaving a gaping void of any player-induced awesomeness at Rittenhouse bars.
Which is very much a shame.
Godspeed, Pat Burrell — you will be missed.
Cole et al., good luck — you’ve got some big shoes to fill. And a lot of Miller Lites to drink.
Cole Hamels On Top of the World [ Philadelphia Inquirer ]
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