Brandon Phillips helped preserve a one-run lead in the seventh inning with Ryan Braun at the plate by bare-handing a ball, dropping a knee on second base for out number one, and finding a way to fire a throw to first. Yeah, Phillips might be the most exciting second baseman in the game.
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Posted by Scott Lewis under Brandon Phillips, HardBall Talkin' on May 11, 2013
Posted by Dustin Parkes under Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati Reds, Jared Hughes, News And Notes, Pittsburgh Pirates on Sep 11, 2012
Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips and Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Jared Hughes made up today following their altercation last night, from which Mr. Phillips accused Mr. Hughes of referring to him by the racially insensitive term “boy.” According to reports, Pirates outfield Andrew McCutchen mediated the telephone session that resulted in mutual forgiveness and respect between the two players.
According to Phillips:
We reached out, and me and Mr. Hughes had a great conversation before I came to the stadium today. It was the best thing that ever happened, just talking to him about what happened, talking to him about things that I heard and stuff. It was great to hear what he had to say and him to hear what I had to say. It made us both feel better about the situation. I respect him as a player and a man from the conversation we had. It was just a big misunderstanding. When you say certain things in the heat of the moment, you really don’t mean it. You forgive people. He forgave me. I forgive him. It’s the baseball family. I love him as a brother.
From racially divided enemies to brothers from different mothers in a matter of hours. If only all issues related to racism could be cured so easily.
Posted by Dustin Parkes under Brandon Phillips, The Getting Blanked Show on Sep 11, 2012
On today’s show we talked about Brandon Phillips’ accusations of racism, how the pennant races look with less than a month to go in the season, and the possibility of Major League Baseball pitchers using protective head gear while they’re on the mound. All this, and, as they say, a whole lot more.
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