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Old 11-03-2009, 09:56 AM   #1
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Default Phillies know that being champions brings perks

Phillies know that being champions brings perks

So, is it true that if you win a World Series you never have to buy another meal or drink in this town again?

"Especially if you wear your ring out here, there'll probably be a few more things thrown at you," said Phillies pitcher Clay Condrey, mentioning that he usually prefers to "stay incognito."

For the higher-profile Phillies, the attention is automatic - and so are the perks from winning it all. Quite a few of last season's World Series champions made money well beyond their salaries and winners' shares - and continue to do so.

After Cole Hamels was named MVP of last season's World Series, after his dominant 2008 postseason, he became a recognizable face around the country, not just a name. Hamels did an ESPN commercial and an often-played, and quite humorous, television spot for New Era, the official hat of MLB.

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Phillies know that being champions brings perks | Philadelphia Inquirer | 10/28/2009

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World Series Win Means Plenty of Perks | Sports Collecting News, Memorabilia, Ba#@-#@Sports Collectors Daily
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