Postseason Papers: Cool Cole Hamels gets the nod in Game 1

Nick Friedell
October 22, 2008

Each October morning, the Stew will take a look at what they're writing about in the hometown papers of the postseason teams

Cole Hamels is the Phils' first ace since Curt Schilling. []

• The Phillies have played solid defense all season. They hope that trend continues over the next week. []

• The Phillies' silent partners don't like to speak to the media much, but they are excited about the possibility of winning a World Series title writes Rich Hofmann. []

• The Rays built their team wisely writes Marc Narducci. []

• Joe Maddon's managerial style has worked for the Rays. []

• Game 1 starters Cole Hamels and Scott Kazmir have been on the same career path. []

• Hamels is a cool customer writes Sam Donnellon. []

• Phillies' fans know about true suffering writes Bob Ford. []

• This is a special World Series for Harry and Todd Kalas. []

• Martin Fennelly speaks to a few members of the '69 Mets, who have followed the Rays this season. [Tampa Tribune]

• The World Series is a "life defining event." [Tampa Tribune]

• Charlie Manuel tries to keep the pressure off of his players. [Tampa Tribune]

• The Rays are just enjoying the ride writes Marc Topkin. [St. Pete Times]

• Chuck Lamar is the director of scouting for the Phillies but he is a Ray at heart since he was the first GM in team history. [St. Pete Times]