Updated: August 13, 2009

Hamels 'upset' with Pedro's soulful banquet-circuit debut

By Zaki, PhillyGameday.com

Pedro Martinez followed up his highly-anticipated Phillies debut on Wednesday with a controversial, yet silky-smooth move that has Cole Hamels up in arms.

Martinez, who won his first major league start in over 10 months, got an early jump on his endorsement and signed on to become the new spokesman for Soul Glo. The pairing of Martinez with Jheri curl activator may be the most natural sponsorship match since Fred and Barney peddled Winston cigarettes on the Flintstones.

The deal isn’t sitting well with Hamels, who is considered the banquet-circuit ace in the Phils clubhouse.

“It’s one thing for him to come in here and outpitch me and knock me down in the rotation, but no one’s gonna get more face time than me…no one,” said an irate Hamels as he attempted to throw a chair across the room, but it ricochetted off of the wall past him for a solid single. “Pedro doesn’t know what he’s up against.”

Zaki is the Chief Rocka and senior writer for PhillyGameday.com.


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