Originally Posted by levydl
My word, it's like some people have selective memory loss. I like Phillips, I think he's a great second basemen and a good hitter who could easily improve. But he does complain - remember his comments last year about how Hamilton gets too much attention? And he is a bit of a primadonna - he has a whole routine every time he gets a hit, he trots to first on groundouts, he tosses his bat and does have half-turn home run trot.
Hamilton did get too much attention. He also didn't bring it up. A reporter questioned him to death until he was forced to say it. And, even then, he said it in a matter-of-fact kind of way like it was the feeling of the clubhouse and not his personal views.
That's not considered a complaint. Sorry. You've got pretty thin skin if you think it is. What he does when he trots around the bases is nothing for a player as good as he is. Most players have their own little thing that they do. That's extremely minor.