Now that the Cole Hamels’ trade to Texas is official, you might think Phillies fans would be able to move on. Think again. Even the media can’t let go of this guy, so much so that one columnist bucked the local trend and cranked out a well-written piece Thursday laced with actual facts to make the case that the team should have kept Hamels. Only one problem … the reality of just how bad this team is, and will be for quite some time, never enters the equation. Oh, the irony, considering it was the exact same inability to see and face reality by the movers and shakers in the front office that sent the club in a typhoon-like spiral. Perhaps math would help: Bad Team + 1 Good Starting Pitcher = Bad Team.
Good luck to the Seattle Seahawks with keeping their locker room intact, or someplace this side of insane. Paying $87.6 mil to a nice, game-managing, rely-on-others athlete to steer their offense away from a brick wall over the next four years has cataclysmic contractual repercussions written all over it. It took linebacker Bobby Wagner about 2 seconds to tweet out, “Can’t Keep Everyone,” once the signing was announced. A quarterback’s “value” to his team may have an entirely new meaning after this.
University of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh is looking kinda scary … and we ain’t talking about his motivational genius sending shivers down the spines of opposing Big Ten members. Like, has this guy skipped all meals since accepting the job several months ago? He looks as if Ichabod Crane and an Albino got together, created a love child and then slapped a pair of khaki pants on it. Jimbo, have a sandwich or something. Work a little sugar and protein into the diet. Maybe get out in the sun, too.
Kooky, crazy stuff. It’s almost as if Junior Galette got another NFL contract or Dom Brown another MLB home run ... or the Phillies actually convinced some sap organization to take Ben Revere off their hands.