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:
As part of the new collective bargaining agreement, MLB has some new rules. Some will have major effects on the sport, including playoffs, scheduling and free agency. Others are mere footnotes. This is in no way one of the mere footnotes.