But really, it's hard to say that any of the quotes were taken out of context. Instead they were included in their full context.
I do think it's notable that the two "juicy" Reds articles this year(this one and the Chapman one earlier this year) were in Cincinnati Magazine.
The profiles were more long form than the standard beat stories, and the interviews done for them were much more in depth than a regular beat writer or even newspaper columnist would be.
The interviews were likely longer conversations and the journalist in both cases got Chapman and Phillips to let their guards down.
When people say that I donít know what Iím talking about when it comes to sports or writing, I think: Man, you should see me in the rest of my life.
The older I get - the better I was
and yes - I hate the Cardinals (Reds fan since 1958)
Who knows what effect, if any, this will have on the team. But Brandon really didn't need to say some of those things.
As a PR guy, BP is a great ballplayer.
"Bring on Rod Stupid!"
We should all have it as rough as BP has it. Poor guy, I don't know how he's able to force a smile all the time.
"I talked to an advance scout that told me if Joey Votto and Albert Pujols were on the same team he'd advise his team to do the unthinkable...pitch around Votto to get to Pujols." - Buster Olney, ESPN
I donīt get Phillips... he even gots more attention from the cincinnati media than votto
today they talked about the reds mvp so far, of course first mention was phillips afterwards choo, leake, bruce...
yeah letīs forget the guy that leads the reds in R, H, AVG, OBP, SLG, WAR and wOBA
The more I read Votto's comments the more I feel like he should be holding up a news paper to show the date and saying "I am being treated very well by my captors and I feel the American government needs to apologize......"
"I know a lot about the law and various other lawyerings."
Situational Hitting is Stupid
The more I think about this, the more sympathy I have for BP. Not because he was correct to say it (very foolish) but because I think this might just be a case of "over-sharing" and, given what we already know and love about this player -- that he wears his heart on his sleeve at all times, for better or worse -- I don't see how we are surprised. I would imagine his teammates already know this as well and Votto's response says as much.
I think this will blow over rather quickly. May have already.
Last edited by RedEye; 07-19-2013 at 09:42 PM.
"Iíll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. Thatís just how I do things.Ē -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013