Cole Hamels got stuck in traffic on his way to Citizens Bank Park, but he made it to his 2:00 press conference eventually. Here are some of the highlights from Hamels' press conference as captured by various people in the media:
Hamels: "A lot of us were not from Philly. We really grasped that when we took it down Broad Street. How much it meant. Special."— 97.3 ESPN FM (@973espn) July 31, 2015
Hamels: "Im excited to start the new chapter of my baseball life."— 97.3 ESPN FM (@973espn) July 31, 2015
Hamels on trade vetoes: It's difficult. You don't want to say no to anybody. But we had criteria about what's best for baseball & my family.— 975TheFanatic (@975TheFanatic) July 31, 2015
Hamels on No-Hitter: I can't thank those guys (teammates) enough. We're always gonna have that special bond, we'll always have that moment.— 975TheFanatic (@975TheFanatic) July 31, 2015
Hamels believes they have a chance in Texas. Pointed to coming from behind to win in Philly.— Leslie Gudel (@lesliegudel) July 31, 2015
Eskin to Hamels: "Don't become a Cowboys fan." #smh— Ryan Lawrence (@ryanlawrence21) July 31, 2015
Hamels has a 4:00 flight to Dallas, so he had to run out. Farewell, Cole.