Yahoo! Sports' Tim Brown reported, following the Phillies World Series game 5 victory, that Phillies pitchers Cole Hamels and Brett Myers had a confrontation in the team's clubhouse that was only verbal and was defused before it escalated further.
The exchange stemmed from Hamels' comments to a reporter after his game 3 loss on Saturday. Hamels, in regards to his rough and rugged season said, "I can't wait for it to end." The remark was taken somewhat out of context, as Hamels meant to speak of his struggles, not necessarily about his team's season.
The story Brown reports says that Myers asked Hamels, "What are you doing here? I thought you quit." Hamels then responded with a profane remark. Before the encounter became worse, a team official escorted Myers away. Cole's comment to the media apparently has angered some teammates.
Myers was warming up in the bullpen during the ninth inning of Monday night's game 5 win, while Ryan Madson gave up a run before recording a save.
Both Myers and Hamels have histories with violence, as Myers was arrested on charges of domestic violence in 2006. In 2005, while pitching in the minors, Hamels broke his hand in a bar fight. So, you know what that means...
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Afternoon update- some reporters are squashing the story, saying the two were just "breaking stones" and there was no ill will intended. Leslie Gudel of CSN says that Myers wasn't aware of Hamels' remarks on Saturday. For real? Maybe. Damage control? Also maybe.
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