Posts Tagged ‘2008’

But Obama needs another 4 years to get the job done.

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Romney-Ryan final campaign stop together as a team in Manassas, VA, August 11, 2012. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan deliver their campaign speech beyond the Norfolk announcement of Ryan’s VP candidacy.  Are they the types of speeches that build turnout and win elections?

The 8,000 supporters were in for a surprise and they were have said to be rowdy and animated during the speech.

November 3, 2008, Obama had over 90,000 supporters for his final rally in the same town, Manassas, VA. What a difference 4 years can make.

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Cole Hamels 28, Philadelphia’s new $144 million dollar man. Cole has decided his families future and signed a new 6 year $144 million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. It now has stopped him into perusing the free agent market as the LA Dodgers were eying the prey with money that is flowing in their organization. It’s the largest contract signed by a Philadelphia athlete and second-highest for a pitcher behind the $161 million deal the New York Yankees gave CC Sabathia in December 2008.  He will be hanging around with Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee for a few more years. Not bad company to have as your coworkers. There is Carlos Ruiz as your attentive catcher. ( My personal favorite Phillie)

Cole Hamels was the MVP of the Philadelphia Phillies World Series team member in 2008 and voted a three time All Star.

Being a former professional athletes wife, I believe it came down to Mrs. Hamels decision. Since she is the veteran pitcher’s wife. No one ever writes or cites that angle.  Everyone thinks it is all about the money. It is about the family. You do not think he talked about this life changing decision with his better half? The Hamels family also has many charities and various foundations that they are involved within the area.

This Phillie’s fan is elated over the news.  As I drove this morning and tuned into a local sports radio station, WIP the news broke.  Then, I proceeded to my athletic yoga class at 9:30am at Future Fitness in Cherry Hill, NJ.  I was hyped and excited today and Lucy my diva instructor (and she is the bomb) was surprised and commented. Love the heated  room and the 9:30 crowd is a blast as we sweat profusely and breath heavily all in the name of personal fitness.

Cole was born December 12, 1983.

Let us look at the many faces of Cole Hamels. A  fashion model, a MLB professional pitcher, a daddy and a husband. I love the daddy picture.

Congratulations Cole Hamels and family.

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