The offseason has been busy for Rangers pitcher Cole Hamels and his wife Heidi.
They operate the Hamels Foundation, which is focused on educational projects in Philadelphia, San Diego, Springfield (Mo.) and North Texas, as well as in the impoverished African country of Malawi, so it's easy to understand why their schedule is full.
"It's been good," Hamels said. "A lot of work, trying to get in where I can, doing a lot of good foundation work. Moving into North Texas, we are trying to get more involved here. We are still able to give back in Philadelphia and San Diego, my hometown, and Missouri, where my wife is from. We are enjoying it and mixing in some workouts. As the season gets closer, we are going to start wrapping it up and kicking up the intensity."