Dumb, dumb stuff to say in a magazine article, or anywhere for that matter. BP did himself no favors with this. I don't have much of an ego, but if be hacked off if a co-worker of mine said this publicly. I can't believe how dumb this is. Wow.
Now, do I think he should go around and say that? No. It makes him look bad.
There's no other way to say it -- Phillips comes off looking like an egocentric baby in this article. I suppose it shouldn't be surprising to see this sort of thing leak out, though. The team is under performing this season, and it's usually in seasons like this where the "ME, ME, ME" stuff always seems to leak out.
I hope he's ready for the consequences. I suspect he'll discover that goodwill and a good public persona takes years to build, and seconds to tear down.
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We beat them up fwhen they don't speak their mind and we beat them up when they do.
"This isnt stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner
an interview like this isnīt the best thing for team chemestry either...
why on earth did he started to talk about it now? It doesnīt make sence at all, if you want to make it public (I donīt like that point at all) than make it public the moment it happend...
say that you like to get a 5 year contract but you are a little bit disappointed about the timing and case closed...
now we talk about something like that in the middle of the season while the players should concentrate on baseball...
The Reds gave above market rate for both players and both players also get the shot at joining the HOF because of their notoriety and iconoclasm with one team. We know who's got the best shot at the HOF, though.
The only good thing that can happen from this is the whole team gets pissed and starts taking it out on the baseball.
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Winning takes care of everything. If he keeps driving in runs and the Reds have a great 2nd half, all will be forgiven (probably not forgotten however). If they play like dogs, this will fester.
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I remember thinking he was a jerk after that remark and thought he was clearly in the wrong during the Cards brawl fiasco. Since then, he's grown on me. I guess he's just kept it in check.
I'm sure this will blow over and end up being nothing, but I think some people won't forget it.
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"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
Phillips is a supreme narcissist and now its just beyond dispute. It's easy to see much of what he does is phoney and self serving and repellent. Fortunately being selfish in baseball usually helps the team.