Hamels Pitching Tonight, Helped Dole Out $200,000 to Schools This Morning


Not bad… Not bad.

We’re usually pretty snarky here, but occasionally we’ll give credit where it’s due. This morning, Cole and Heidi Hamels were on a bit of a media tour before announcing $200,000 in grants handed out by their foundation to Philadelphia public schools.

Swenson High School received the largest grant, $50,000, which will go towards building a gym that essentially doesn’t exist. The school also hosted a ceremony to announce the other recipients.

Pretty much everyone on the team is involved with some sort of charity, but $200,000 is a substantial sum of money, and, after talking to Cole and Heidi, it’s obvious they spent a lot of time touring the schools to understand their problems.

I know most of you are wondering if doing a bunch of interviews on a game day is a distraction… so I asked him about it. There wasn't really a lot of room for baseball discussion – we were in a high school library surrounded by about 20 people – but here’s a few minutes of Cole and Heidi talking about their charity, Cole’s game-day routine, and even an awkward outtake when Heidi showed up. 

I really need something better than an iPhone for this sort of thing- the audio is awful.

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  • BC Sports June 14, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Here’s the link to the Diamonds in Denim event information for those that are interested: http://www.thehamelsfoundation.org/events

  • Jharkins1216 June 14, 2011 at 2:23 pm


  • Adam June 14, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Cole Hamels is rising on my starting rotation man crush/bromance rankings! i was totally blown away looking at his stats, like i knew he was having a good year but he is making an early case for Cy… i mean top ten in the league in Wins, ERA, K’s, Innings Pitched, Batting Avg Against, WHIP, Winning%, K/BB ration and HR per 9IP. BOING!!!

  • olo567 June 14, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Great guy. Nice video as well, very laid back interview of the Hamelses.

  • Andy June 14, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Thank GOD he cut his hair!

  • marchandsnose June 14, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    I was expecting the audio to be worse. Hamels killed those questions, sounded very authentic

  • Chris June 14, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    17 straight hitters sat down tonight…7 something innings and only like 3 hits or something allowed…and all this after a really long rain delay…i’d say he wasn’t distracted

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