Saturday, December 20, 2014

Hamels tells high rollers he wants to stay a Phillie

World Series hero Cole Hamels made about 100 Phillies Phanatics very happy Friday night at Resorts Atlantic City.

Hamels tells high rollers he wants to stay a Phillie

World Series hero Cole Hamels made about 100 Phillies Phanatics very happy Friday night at Resorts Atlantic City.

Sure, the high-stakes players and their guests got a thrill from posing for pictures with the awesome lefty with the killer changeup and movie-star looks. But what undoubtedly made their night was Hamels' declaration during a brief Q-and-A session moderated by ESPN 950 afternoon drive-time gabber Mike Missanelli.

When asked by a high-roller whether the Phils' lowballing of Hamels during the 2008 arbitration process has made him eager to leave the team when he achieves free-agent status in a few years, the NLCS and World Series MVP replied: "I'll be here for a really long time. That's something I really want to do." 

While last night's meet-and-greet was an invite-only affair, Hamels will be in a public setting tonight as he is scheduled to hang out at the Taj Mahal's Casbah disco. He'll be joined at the danceteria by teammates, Jayson Werth, Ryan Madson and J.C. Romero.

The party starts at 10:30 p.m. Admission is $20 for guys; women are admitted free (you must be 21).

 

 

Chuck Darrow
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Philly native Chuck Darrow has literally covered Atlantic City’s casino scene since Day One: He was there on assignment the night in November 1976 when voters approved legalized casinos.

Since then, Chuck has covered the town and its gaming industry for several area newspapers -- which is why, in some circles, he’s known as “Boardwalk Charlie.”

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