Day Two of the Steve Phillips Saga and the New York Post has you covered, with more dirt, plus a primer on how to bang interns without them going psycho on you. They do it because they care.
I'm pretty sure this guy didn't make the front page this much when he was actually running a New York sports team. The paper has at least four new Phillips-releated stories today, plus more statements and police reports on their website, and a background dossier on Brooke Hundley, "a tiger hell-bent on clawing her way to the top." (If you say so.)
There's also the fantastic discovery of the woman who Hundley hired to call Marni Phillips' and tell her that her husband was a cheater. The woman answered a Craigslist ad posted by Hundley, offering her $50 to call Phillips' wife and read a prepared script about her husband's infidelities. (The ruse didn't work.) Yet, somehow that didn't set off any alarm bells for the woman who took the job.
"But [Hundley] seemed upset that I still didn't talk to [Phillips' wife] in person," [Courtney] Arp said. "That's when I started to think a little bit, 'This girl is crazy.' "
That's what tipped you off?
But the real icing on the cake is Mandy Stadtmiller's only somewhat tongue-in-cheek breakdown of how to pick the right floozy to cheat on your wife with. Of course, if guys like Steve Phillips could identify the crazy chicks before they invited them back to the hotel room, there wouldn't be anybody left to sleep with married baseball analysts.
Still, some of her points could be taken to heart:
Rule No. 7: She's done this before and already has a reputation as the office bicycle.
Rule No. 8: She says things like, "I would never date you, but . . ." Also acceptable are "I can't ever imagine marrying a guy like you" and "Your poor wife."
Rule No. 9: She's the opposite of 22.
Solid advice. By the way, so far the paper has referred to Hundley as a "harlot" and a "strumpet" (as well as "tubby" and "portly") because "slattern" and "woman of ill repute" were apparently too old fashioned. But the most egregious slander was reserved for Phillips himself, who is labeled on today's front cover as a "star." If that's not a blatant disregard for the truth, I don't know what is.
Loony lover Brooke Hundley used Craigslist to 'hire' a phone stalker [NY Post]
Cheat sheet [NY Post]