Originally Posted by Salukifan2
Objectively speaking, if Carpenter is a "humongous jackass" then so is Phillips. Every MLB player poll has him as one of the top 5 most annoying players in the game. Funny how Carpenter never makes that list.
I'm not sure what you're getting at with the Phillips hate, but actually it's mostly Cardinals' fans that hate him. Heck, the guy has almost a million followers on Twitter.
In fact, that is the most of any MLB player with Twitter near as I can tell:
MLB Twitter accounts
Not everyone uses Twitter, and among those who do, not everyone uses it very often, but Phillips is so far ahead of everyone else in followers, it's hard to suggest he's "hated" outside of St. Louis.
Phillips is one of the more popular players in baseball. I'm sure there are plenty that hate him, but you could find people that hate any player.