Chances Cole Hamels Gets on the Market Are Fading
Wall Street Journal with the best-available running coverage of the Aurora movie theatre shooting during the "Dark Knight Rises" midnight screening Friday morning.
Joel Sherman (New York Post) writes "the chances Cole Hamels gets on the market is fading," reiterating Jayson Stark's Thursday musing, with a quote from a club official saying "(the Phillies are) not even really entertaining trade offers at this point."
Dodgers owner Stan Kasten says any trade the Dodgers make at the deadline would have to be "governed by reason." Needless to say, that whole "LA's Interested In Jimmy Rollins" thing is cooked.
As if we needed more reason to bash the Cliff Lee-to-the-Mariners deal, Reading Phillie Tyson Gilles, acquired in that 2009 swap, has been suspended for violating team rules.
VIDEO: Sad. Just really, really sad.
PHILLIES PITCHING PROBABLES:
Friday (7:05 p.m. EST):
RHP Tim Lincecum (3-10, 5.93 ERA) @ RHP Vance Worley (5-5, 3.47 ERA)
Saturday (4:05 p.m. EST):
RHP Matt Cain (10-3, 2.56 ERA) @ LHP Cole Hamels (11-4, 3.07 ERA)
Sunday (1:35 p.m. EST):
TBA @ RHP Joe Blanton (8-8, 4.79 ERA)
ON THIS DAY:
1859 - Brooklyn and New York played baseball at Fashion Park Race Course on Long Island, NY. The game marked the first time that admission was charged to see a ball game. It cost $.50 to get in and the players on the field did not receive a salary.
1947 - The National Football League (NFL) ruled that no professional team could sign a player who had college eligibility remaining.
1958 - The PGA championship changed from match play to stroke play.
1974 - Carl Rosen's Chris Evert beat Miss Musket by 50 lengths in the winner-take-all match race at Hollywood Park.
2003 - Ben Curtis, an unknown PGA Tour rookie in his first major championship, won the British Open.