Cole Hamels, Brett Myers Exchange Words After Game 5

Philly won Game 5 to extend the Series back to New York, so everyone in the Phillies clubhouse should be ecstatic, yes? You’d think so, but … no. Brett Myers had to be his typical self (i.e. kind of a dick) and say this to Cole Hamels:

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As Myers walked past Hamels near Hamels’ locker he said, mocking, "What are you doing here? I thought you quit."

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Hamels did not respond well to this mocking and the two reportedly had to be separated.

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Myers’ comment to Hamels stems from what Cole said after his poor performance in Game 3, which was yet another bad outing in a season full of them:

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“I can’t wait for it to end,” Hamels said after proving unable to last at least five innings for a second consecutive postseason start. “It’s been mentally draining. It’s one of those things where, a year in, you just can’t wait for a fresh start.”

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Hamels backed off that statement last night, saying it was taken out of context and that he absolutely wants to be the starter if there is a Game 7. Which should all go without saying — did anyone really think Cole Hamels wants the Yankees to win the World Series so he can go home? Well, anyone aside from Brett Myers? Of course not. He just said some off-the-cuff comments out of frustration. It’s the type of quote that mouth-breather sports talk radio callers should use for fuel, not his own teammate.

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Then again, we are talking about Brett Myers.

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