Dear Ol' Girl Parts (aka Cole Hamels),
I write to you this letter with the intent of formally and publicly apologizing to you for past ridicule and slander. You, Mr. Hamels, deserve nothing but admiration and praise from the fans of Philadelphia and I sir was negligent and counteractive of said praise. As a 26 year old man you are looking to lead The City of Brotherly Love's team back to the World Series for a third consecutive season and for that I and every Phillies fan are eternally grateful.
Of course there has been bumps along this illustrious path. 2009 for example is a year not to be forgotten. A year in which the Phils made it back to meaningful baseball in October, but also a year in which you were mediocre and hampered the team at times. As a former #1 pick many expected more from you, especially following your brilliance of the 2008 campaign. Yet, you openly sulked on the mound, shied away from the postseason limelight, and left many wondering if you had it in you to live up to our lofty expectations.
Live up to expectations you have! The 2010 season is becoming your best yet and with more run support from your teammates you would own more victories and be in contention for the Cy Young Award. Accolades aren't your motivation though, winning is. And winning is exactly what you've been helping this team do all season long. I respect you, I am a fan of you, and I am proud to have you don the uniform of the only team I've ever loved. Thank you Cole Hamels for being who you are, and who you are is awesome. Your high-pitched voice, boyish smile, laid-back California demeanor, and long flowing hair are always welcome in this town.
Please take this as a token of humility and regret for my prior transgressions and graciously grant me forgiveness.
PS- tell Heidi I said "Hi".