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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

"The Cole War"

Really New York? Really????

I'm fed up with the Mets.

For those of you who haven't heard The New York Post published an article about Cole Hamels calling the Mets choke artist. Not only did they write and article about it, they had a nice big banner across the top of the page entitled, THE COLE WAR. Isn't Jose Reyes who said, "I don't know why they always focus on us."

The Mets are looking for a fight.

Cole further explained his words last week while talking with Howard Eskin. Eskin asked him why it was such a big deal to use the word choke.

Hamels replied by saying, "The word choke means you weren't able to fully come through when you were supposed to. I think the Mets had the top teams, they pretty much had the championships in the bag and they weren't able to come through. A lot of guys will perceive them as choking in the end and not fulfilling their end of the bargain because they should have taken it. You know what? It really does show the strength and hard work and I guess the deep down guts that we have to take it away from them."

That is the perfect definition of the word choke. Hamels did no wrong. If the New York media wants to blow simple words up to create a giants controversy then let them. When late September rolls around and the Mets are looking up at the Phillies in the standings, that's when Cole, along with all the other members of the Phillies, can look at all the New Yorkers with their middle fingers held high and continue to call them choke artists.                                   

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