Brandon Phillips is one of the better defensive players at his position, and plays like this are a big reason why:
Hold on to your butts: baseball season must be approaching, because someone's saying dumb things about the value of getting on base. And, surprise, it's a guy who doesn't do it very often.
Wednesday's Reds-Pirates game in Pittsburgh had a long rain delay, and was a blowout to boot. With a few hundred fans left by the end, you could hear every one. Brandon Phillips sure did.
Somebody get that baby some ice cream, man. He's had a rough day.
Phillips leapt his way into a fan photo before this afternoon's Reds-Cubs game at Wrigley:
This...this is a mess. In the second inning of today's Reds-Indians game, Brandon Phillips uncorked a rocket right into umpire Brad Myers's dick. Myers tried to jump out of the way and instead positioned his dick right in the line of fire. He would remain on the ground for some time as both Cleveland and Cincinnati…
This is what you get for bunting. With men on first and second in the ninth inning of a tie game in Houston, Brandon Phillips successfully bunted them to second and third. And then he ran inside the baseline and got hit in the dome, ruining everything.
Just as the Buttfumble couldn't have happened to any team other than the Jets, it had to be the Astros to bring you this piece of baseball history. Behold the Buttslide.
C. Trent Rosecrans, the Reds beat writer for the Cincinnati Enquirer, and Brandon Phillips seem to have a little beef going on. Rosecrans has been critical of Phillips's on-base percentage and Phillips apparently thinks Rosecrans is a motherfucker.
We told you earlier about the dustup last night that caused Brandon Phillips to tweet that a Pirates player had said something racist to him. According to a source who spoke to someone who was on the field at the time, Phillips thought Pirates reliever Jared Hughes had called him "boy." This after Hughes hit Phillips…
And all anyone knows about it comes from something Phillips tweeted in the wee hours, just after the Reds outlasted the Pirates in 14 innings:
Marty Brennaman doesn't have a ton of hair left, it's true. But what remains atop the Reds radio voice's dome is white and poofy and instantly recognizable, and come Friday, it's going to be on the clubhouse floor.
The Gold Gloves are mostly pointless, and largely a corporate gimmick. (They're officially the Rawlings Gold Glove Awards, and have been since 1957, when they were thought up by a Rawlings sales manager for some free advertising.) They have cachet, because they're voted on by managers and coaches, and there's no other…
Tipster Michael M. shared this picture he took off of his television after the Reds/Nationals game commenced following a 38-minute delay. It's titled, "Brandon Phillips likes Michael Morse's pretty hair." Anyway, Phillips went 3-for-4 with an RBI while Morse was 0-for-3 with a run in the Nationals's 3-1 win.