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By David Brown
Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels doesn’t turn 25 until December, but he already has 77 major league starts with an All-Star appearance under his belt. He’s also married to a former reality TV star, and has learned a key lesson about how to handle the money that ballplayers can make.
After a recent bullpen session at Citizens Bank Park, Hamels expressed what it’s like to follow in the larger-than-anticipated steps of Steve Carlton, in a sometimes-comically passionate sports town, where odd-colored simians might follow your every move.