Hamels: It's alllll goood

Count Cole Hamels among those who don't assess too much value to who gets the nod on opening day. The 24-year-old lefty might have been in a position to be a tad annoyed with the Phillies' decision to go with Brett Myers in the season opener against the Nationals, given the fact that he went 15-5 last season and was expected to be the team's ace this year. But Hamels said, in some ways, he's glad that Myers is the starter.

"It really doesn’t (make a difference)," Hamels said. "For me, there’s a lot of hype that goes into opening day. For myself, it’s not really a big deal. I know being 24 years old I have plenty of years where I’m trying to chase after Jamie Moyer. I know eventually maybe I’ll get one of those but for myself, after about three four starts, it doesn’t matter anymore."

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Hamels: Ain't no thang


Here's our story from this morning's edition on the reasons the Phillies went with Myers instead of Hamels.