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    NY Times: Brandon Phillips hometown

    Not sure what to title this thread (I'm open to suggestions for changing it), but interesting article from the Times about baseball development in Brandon's hometown and his high school. Chris Nelson and Domonic Brown also attended the same high school. It also talks about the baseball school run by Brandon's parents. The focus is about popularizing the game with African American youth.

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    In Georgia Town, Hints of More Diverse Future for Major Leagues

    I think I'll retitle it by the Times' own headline. The other was not terribly specific.
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    Re: NY Times: Brandon Phillips hometown

    Thanks. Nice article I probably wouldn't have seen otherwise.

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    Re: NY Times: Brandon Phillips hometown

    Very interesting read redsmetz, thanks.

    Brandon Phillips, in his Citi Field interview, remembered seeing baseball commercials that featured Ken Griffey Jr., Barry Bonds, Frank Thomas, all of them African-American players.

    “Ken Griffey Jr. was the savior of baseball for black people,” he said. “He was always on commercials; everybody wanted to be like the Kid. Now you see LeBron James on TV, you see Dwyane Wade, Kevin Durant. But you don’t see those people when it comes to baseball.”
    This is very true.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: NY Times: Brandon Phillips hometown

    I also thought the comment about BP's interest in baseball was piqued when he saw Larkin playing in Atlanta. I've always thought that Larkin, more than most other players, was impressive in person is an unusual way. There was just something about the overall way he played.


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