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Cole Hamels May Appear on Big League Chew Packaging

Kyle Scott - March 6, 2013

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So much for that gruff cartoon figure. 

According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, Matt Kemp and Cole Hamels will be the new spokesmen for Big League Chew.

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From the Great Divider: []

Shredded gum brand Big League Chew will debut national packaging that will feature an active athlete — Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp — instead of the cartoon characters that have existed on more than 500 million pouches since Big League Chew first hit shelves 33 years ago. In June, a picture of Kemp will adorn the front of the gum package.

The brand, through a partnership with PLB Sports, a maker of athlete-endorsed food products, also has signed Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels.


It's unclear if Hamels will also be a package boy. 

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Video: Here’s Cole and Heidi Hamels at a Photo Shoot with Their Two Boys and Adopted Ethiopian Baby Reeve

Kyle Scott - February 8, 2013

Here’s what Ms. CB said to me when we were watching this story last night: “Why is it a four-year approval process to adopt a baby from Ethiopian? Like, can they really afford to be picky?”


There’s no way demand is outpacing supply here. Plus, Cole and Heidi will bring in more than $200 million in their lifetimes (probably well north of that)– what Ethiopian adoption broker had the gall to put them on a waiting list? That’s great, Mr. Famous Millionaire, and we’ll be sure to add it to your file. But there are other concerns for this starving child who was abandoned in the AIDS riddled country. What kind of toys will you give her? Will she get her own room? Will you get her a dog? She wants a dog. What about a gazelle? Will you allow her to put sugar in her cereal? Will she be breast fed?

Anyway, good for Cole, Heidi and baby Reeve. That kid just hit the jackpot (quite literally), and so will the next Ethiopian the Pitts Hamels say they plan on adopting.

Now seems like a good time to remember this quote from Heidi, in 2009:

"We're in the process of adopting an AIDS orphan from Ethiopia. Maybe two. I'm so pumped. I'd adopt six if I could. When I was five years old-I grew up in a very rural town in Missouri, and I had never even seen a black person-they asked us to draw a picture of ourselves in the future, and I drew myself holding hands with a line of tiny black stick figures. I've always wanted this."


[Diane Sawyer voice] And there they are, three-fifths of the Hamelseses. And what a lovely family they are: [end Diane Sawyer voice]

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Cole and Heidi Hamels Adopted an Ethiopian Baby

Kyle Scott - February 7, 2013

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Hunting Buddies Trent Cole and Jason Babin are Making Statements on the Trade Show Circuit This Winter

Kyle Scott - January 24, 2013

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Hunting buddies, lunkheads and gun advocates Trent Cole and Jason Babin are affecting the local convention circuit this offseason.

Yeah no seriously.

First up, Cole: His stated boycotting of the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show, scheduled for early February in Harrisburg, for their decision to ban assault rifle sales at the event in the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut was just one of many protests forcing the cancellation of the show all together, a decision that is getting some international attention:

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On Sunday, Cole tweeted this urgent announcement:

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He was supposed to sign autographs at the show as a part of a promotional effort for his Pursuit Channel TV show, Blitz TV. Cool.

But, like his hunting buddy Babin, Cole is gun nut and didn’t appreciate show organizers’ decision to ban the sale of assault rifles (those assholes!). And Cole, apparently, was one of many who took issue with that decision, leading to this statement from Reed Exhibitions, the show’s organizers:

It has become very clear to us after speaking with our customers that the event could not be held because the atmosphere of this year’s show would not be conducive to an event that is designed to provide family enjoyment.

It is unfortunate that in the current emotionally charged atmosphere this celebratory event has become overshadowed by a decision that directly affected a small percentage of more than 1,000 exhibits showcasing products and services for those interested in hunting and fishing.


Meanwhile, over at the Philadelphia Auto Show, Babin, who received word that he was traded to Jacksonville whilst in Cole's garage, continues to have a presence in the city. His car, a Camaro SS modified by Car Effex, is on display for all to see: 

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via our friends (@PhansofPhilly) and (@S_squared86)

Rumor has it the car gets off the line well, but never gets to where it’s going, spinning and gyrating randomly in-between.

This isn’t the first of Babin’s cars to make the site. Last year, his Jeep was for sale on Craigslist.

Cole Hamels Experienced Offseason Shoulder Soreness

Kyle Scott - January 10, 2013

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"Cole, I found that these dolphins have mysterious shoulder-healing powers."

"Thanks, Doc." (photo via Dan Gross from 2011)

Unquestionably, the most counted on Phillie going into the season is Cole Hamels. 

So of course he experienced an offseason shoulder issue.

Jim Salisbury reports that Hamels “encountered an issue” in his offseason throwing program and contacted team trained Scott Sheridan:

Amaro confirmed that the issue arose early in the offseason and the GM disclosed that Hamels actually had “some shoulder soreness at the end of the season.” Amaro said that shoulder soreness was “not uncommon.”

According to Amaro, Hamels “got aggressive” with his throwing program sometime in October. The pitcher, according to Amaro, “had some soreness” and contacted [head athletic trainer] Scott Sheridan.

“We shut him down for a couple of weeks, but he’s fine now,” Amaro said. “He was being proactive more than anything else, which is good. We backed him off and slowed him down, but he’s back throwing now and doing fine. He’s had no complaints.”


It sounds like nothing. But, Amaro is the same guy whose updates on injuries to Ryan Howard and Chase Utley last year were grotesquely inaccurate.

Every pitcher, ever, for all eternity, will experience shoulder soreness from time to time, especially when first beginning an offseason throwing program. This doesn’t sound like anything to worry about. But remember it.

Jason Babin Shot by Andy Reid in Trent Cole’s Garage, Danny Watkins is Healed, Ryan Howard at the Top of a Mountain

Kyle Scott - November 28, 2012

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Tim McManus over at Philly Mag may have just written the headline of the century:

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Ah yes, I remember those days… behind the bicycle rack and next to the mouse traps. It’s how I became a…

… oh, right, the story. Yeah, Jason Babin got the call from Andy Reid while he was in Trent Cole’s garage. The two are hunting buddies, as you can see from the photo (together, they’ve sacked more deer than quarterbacks this year… that’s not really a joke, I’m guessing it’s true).

Anyway, McManus has a few more details on the awkward moment.

Speaking of the shitstorm that is the FTIP (football team in Philadelphia), there’s some curious things going on with the offensive line. Dallas Reynolds may be unable to play against the Cowboys (when the Eagles are 10-point underdogs, according to, so Evan Mathis took some snaps at center in practice today. Magically, Danny Watkins’ chronic ankle injury (code for he's not that good) healed, as he stepped in to play left guard. I enjoyed this Tweet from CSN’s Reuben Frank:

Ryan Howard will get married in Hawaii on Saturday. Here he is at the top of Mt. Hakleakala today:

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This is awesome. A crazy lady tells a reporter that the vacuum cleaner man has seen her tits. Video after the jump.

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Cole Hamels Will Cook a Four-Course Meal on TV Tomorrow

Kyle Scott - October 16, 2012

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As we told you about last month, Cole Hamels will be appearing on an episode of Life After Top Chef, which will air tomorrow at 10 p.m. on Bravo.

But it gets better.

Not only will Cole be on the show, half of the Phillies roster and Shane Victorino will be, too. From the press release:


– Cole Hamels, Phillies Pitcher and co-founder of The Hamels Foundation

– Heidi Hamels, co-founder of The Hamels Foundation

– Shane Victorino, former Phillies

– Jonathan Papelbon, Phillies

– Ryan Howard, Phillies

– Kyle Kendrick, Phillies

– Jennifer Carroll, chef and star of Bravo's "Life After Top Chef" and in the past, "Top Chef" and "Top Chef All Stars"

– Sponsors and Guests

WHAT: In April, Phillies Cole Hamels and wife, Heidi, hosted a foundation dinner with Chef Jennifer Carroll. The event was filmed for an episode of Bravo TV's "Life After Top Chef' reality show. Watch Phillies Ace Pitcher cooking in the kitchen, alongside Chef Carroll to prepare a four course dinner for sponsors and even his teammates! Proceeds benefited The Hamels Foundation. 


Not quite as cool as Entourage… but better than Hawaii Five-0, I suppose.

Cole Hamels to Appear on “Top Chef” Spinoff

Kyle Scott - September 11, 2012

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Ryan Howard, Chase Utley and Shane Victorino have appeared in TV shows that mostly fit their respective personalities– Utley and Howard in It’s Always Sunny, Howard in Entourage, and Victorino in Hawaii Five-0.

So, perhaps it’s fitting that Cole Hamels will make an appearance on Bravo.

On their Facebook page, The Hamels Foundation posted this screen grab of a brief cameo Hamels made in a trailer for Life After Top Chef, a new show coming to Bravo this fall about the hectic lives of chefs after they appear on Top Chef. Sounds tasty.

No details on what role Cole (and presumably Heidi) will play on the show, but it’s not their first appearance on reality TV. In 2009, the couple appeared in Baseball Wives on E!. Perhaps Cole will be starring on FOX this fall, too.

Cole cameo at :24 in the video after the jump.

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