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Cole Hamels describes “bitterness, pointing fingers” in Phillies clubhouse

Cole Hamels

Philadelphia Phillies’ Cole Hamels in action during a baseball game against the New York Mets, Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)


Cole Hamels gave an interview to Philadelphia magazine back in September for a story about his wife and put together some interesting tidbits, including this about the vibe in the Phillies’ clubhouse during their 89-loss season:

The energy in the clubhouse changed. It used to be all high fives. This season, there weren’t as many high fives. There was a lot of bitterness, pointing fingers--"You haven’t played well in a week, why weren’t you in here early?”

Hamels also noted that “you have to know when to start over” with an aging roster, which is interesting considering since his interview the Phillies have added 36-year-old Marlon Byrd and re-signed 35-year-old Carlos Ruiz.

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