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    Brandon Phillips thrives on the booing

    Nice piece in today's St. Louis paper (and some of this was touched on a tiny bit in this a.m.'s Enquirer) about how Brand Phillips loves the booing. The writer wonders, as I do at times with Yadier Molina, whether the booing is counter-productive.

    http://www.stltoday.com/sports/colum...5d4f87cb2.html

    Further, he talks about the current Reds/Cardinals rivalry and that's what I'd like to highlight too.

    Boy, I love Phillips and I love the Reds, but not like some insatiable fanatic loves them. It’s because the Cards need a proper antagonist for a fascinating summer story. Cards vs. Cubs is a sophomoric excuse to sit in the stands and guzzle beer, but it is not a real baseball rivalry, because nothing of significance ever is at stake when they meet. Something important has to be at stake to stoke rivalries. Championship hardware ought to be up for grabs, or at least part of any reasonable conversation.

    Cards vs. Cubs is “Porky’s II.”

    Cards vs. Reds is something rich and rewarding. (emphasis added)


    All in all, an enjoyable column.
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    Re: Brandon Phillips thrives on the booing

    Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Brandon Phillips thrives on the booing

    Seems to definitely be counterproductive to a player like Phillips. For Josh Hamilton? I'm not so sure.

    From the Enquirer article: “They’ve got to realize I love that (stuff),” he said. “I love it. They don’t realize they’re throwing gas on the fire. I feed off that. They’re some of the best fans in baseball. For them to boo me like that, it lets me know they dream about me at night.”

    Gotta love Phillips.

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    Re: Brandon Phillips thrives on the booing

    Booooooooooooooooooo!
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Brandon Phillips thrives on the booing

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    Booooooooooooooooooo!
    I just want you to know, as I'm sure you do, you're raising the level of our posting with all that booing.
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    Re: Brandon Phillips thrives on the booing

    Phillips has hit at around a .250 clip at Busch since the fight. I wouldn't really say that it helps or hurts him. It's just a matter of what he's doing at the time so I disagree that it's counterproductive. Dumb? Yes. But not counterproductive.

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    Re: Brandon Phillips thrives on the booing

    Boooooooooooooo!
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Brandon Phillips thrives on the booing

    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Gack View Post
    Phillips has hit at around a .250 clip at Busch since the fight. I wouldn't really say that it helps or hurts him. It's just a matter of what he's doing at the time so I disagree that it's counterproductive. Dumb? Yes. But not counterproductive.
    It seems, though, that the hits that comprise that .250 are usually really big ones. The guy just seems super clutch in these games for whatever reason.

    I think at this point Cards fans respect him. They'll boo him for the rest of his career, sure, but it will become more and more of a loving boo lol.
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    Re: Brandon Phillips thrives on the booing

    Quote Originally Posted by NebraskaRed View Post
    Seems to definitely be counterproductive to a player like Phillips. For Josh Hamilton? I'm not so sure.

    From the Enquirer article: “They’ve got to realize I love that (stuff),” he said. “I love it. They don’t realize they’re throwing gas on the fire. I feed off that. They’re some of the best fans in baseball. For them to boo me like that, it lets me know they dream about me at night.”

    Gotta love Phillips.
    I think that's .sig-quality material there.
    That Joey Votto is some kind of Man Candy!

    "For them to boo me like that, it lets me know they dream about me at night.” -- Brandon Phillips on Cards fans.

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    Re: Brandon Phillips thrives on the booing

    Great column ... I loved this part:

    In the top of the ninth inning, with the score still tied at 4-4 and Cincinnati having runners on first and second, Phillips grabbed his bat and began to climb the dugout steps. Just before he reached the top step, Baker looked at Phillips, smiled and told him something that managed to pierce the din of all the jeers.

    “Well, I just told him, ‘Send them home tonight,’” Baker said.

    And Phillips complied, doubling in the first run in a nine-run, six-hit barrage.

    And as he arrived on second base, pumping his fist and flicking his hands in a “makin’ it rain” gesture, Phillips heard the strangest sound he’d heard all day.

    It wasn’t boos.

    It was silence.

    Actually it was the low-pitched rumble of dispirited Cardinals fans grabbing their belongings and heading for the exits.
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    Re: Brandon Phillips thrives on the booing

    I watched the game yesterday and hoped Brandon could come up with a runner on. How close was that ball to being foul? It looked right on the line to me and I wouldn't have been surprised if the ump called it foul.

    I think the next time the Cards play in Cincinnati, when Molina comes up, the crowd should give him a standing ovation. Booing him sure doesn't work. The Standing O might just mess with his head enough for him to make an out.
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