Hugs, smiling, and interactive Twitter accounts, don't mean winning baseball. Until this community understands that we are cursed to relive the madness.
Tom Servo (02-06-2013)
That list is of "most Eccentric" which is a nice way of saying annoying.
He's the one who insulted a team and a fan base on a radio show, then showed up the other teams catcher at the beginning of a game starting a brawl. Yes, both teams were too blame but if Phillips would have first, not said anything inflamatory or second not came up to molina like they were old chums jus to get a rise out of him then the fight wouldn't have happened.
He is also the one who accused Neil walker of being a racist when Neil Walker's family practically prays to Roberto Clemente every night. Neil Walker is about the furthest thing from a racist.
Also, major networks aren't going to publish lists of the most annoying players. They will leave that to bloggers which is why it works fine for this. For analysis yeah its not that great, but for an article about annoying players? its just fine
Last edited by Salukifan2; 02-05-2013 at 07:28 PM.
As for as the Cardinals' fans...I don't care what sport you're talking about, claims of "we have the best fans in all of the sport" always rub me the wrong way, and that has been a frequent claim by Cards fans over the years. It similarly used to tick me off to hear the Cowboys fans claim the Cowboys "are America's team."
Good rivalries comes from competing for the playoffs, and certainly the rivalry between the Reds and Cards had heated up only over the past few years. Let the teams settle it on the field.
Leave the postulations about having "the best fans in the sport" out of it.
It annoys me too. But honestly, i hear sportacasters say it more than fans now. Every team should say that about their fans and most do. When you have Joe Buck and Tim Mccarver constantly spewing Cardinals BS on TV it doesn't help shake that connotation.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda
One thing reds fans need to remember is that Phillips was annoying when he first came up. He was terrible handling the press, and was a hot dog on the field. Many fans, including most Cardinal fans, have no idea that he has pulled a 180 and become one of the nicest, fan and media friendliest players in the game.
I doubt Mike and SalukiFan know that during the season, Phillips has a daily contest on his twitter account and the winner gets a phone call and signed balls, hats, etc. from Brandon, many times delivered himself.
So I'm sure there are fans who haven't been paying attention, who think Phillips is still the annoying hot dog he was a few years ago, and thus still find him annoying. But presently, Phillips has turned that around and is a very popular fan favorite to those who have been paying retention.
He's been battling the past few years with injury and he's getting old. Plus I hate him and everything about the cards. So glad he's gone.
Glad to see that the merger has led to some serious discussions: like whether BP is a good guy or not.
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