In the current day and time, the very good-looking mug of Cole Hamels rates as any marketing man's dream. Been-there, done-that resume with the expectations for greater success to come.
The other star types who have served the club as heroes are already in that transitional mode in their careers. Cole still represents youth - the direction this club must entertain going into 2013.
All of the choices are polarizing except the Phanatic. That's why I voted for him.
EL Zorro, Philly.com/Sports
Come on. Everybody knows Chris "Wheels" Wheeler is the face of the Phillies. If you don't believe me, just ask him.
Wilhelm Von Humboldt
Great sports debate
* ("What is a sport?" Sept. 23)
Golf and tennis are not sports. Any competition that has to be played in complete silence is not a sport. It's a game.
Golf and tennis are games. Games that require a huge amount of skill to play well. But games nevertheless.
Why can't I heckle Tiger Woods on 18 at Augusta? Mostly because I can't get in. But I think you get my point.
My daughters both play ice hockey. They laugh at girls who call cheerleading a sport. I do too.
Kolb vs. Vick
* ("One of Reid's toughest
calls: Vick over Kolb," Sept. 23)
For crying out loud, enough with this Kevin Kolb comparison nonsense.
Michael Vick is with the Eagles because it was one of the few places the NFL could have seen Vick return without any consequence at the box office. That's Philadelphia, with a 50,000-person waiting list for season tickets.
They were right, it was a good bet, and despite what any of you think or believe, the NFL and the Eagles have profited rather handsomely from Vick's return.
Why write this story? The quarterback makes no difference if the coaching philosophy stays the same. Andy Reid is making the same mistakes for the past 14 years, and you want to talk about the QB?