Cole Hamels still has the Mets' number, and it's 660 on the AM dial in New York City.
Hamels, in the obviously comfortable position of being the reigning World Series MVP, called the Amazins "choke artists" in a radio interview on the Mets flagship station, WFAN, on Thursday.
Well, at least he thinks of them as artists. Here's Hamels (left) offering Carlos Delgado his brush back. (Get it? Brushback?)
Hamels was referring to the past two seasons, when the Mets blew late leads in the NL East and watched the Phillies overtake them for the division title.
There probably are a few million Mets fans, even, who agree with Hamels, but his comments still are bound to go over well (sarcasm) in Gotham City. Here's a story in the New York Post, which never plays up anything (sarcasm).
For a lovely 1-2 punch, Hamels comments can be coupled with Ruben Amaro's recent assessment that the Mets signing K-Rod won't impact the Phillies much because New York has "had Billy Wagner and we still beat them the last two years in our division."
For a lovely 1-2-3 punch, remember Chase Utley at the All-Star Game's Home Run Derby.
These world phunking champions are phun!
A big BLS head nod goes to the Phillies Zone.