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    Brandon Phillips: Baseball Needs More Swag

    http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/b...baseman-092613

    Some notes:
    ---the Reds have no swag (other than himself and Hamilton)
    ---the word "swag" is used approximately 3628 times in the article
    ---I think Phillips might be happier if he were with the Dodgers
    ---Phillips makes a comment about sabermetrics that I'm sure nobody here will want to respond to

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    Re: Brandon Phillips: Baseball Needs More Swag

    “all this stat crap,”

    Hilarious, all that crap he uses to measure his worth and garnish a yearly salary that most people don't make in a lifetime.

    Swag has always meant (at least in my world) as useless stuff, give aways... kindalike a Brandon Philips AB in September of 2013 evidently

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    Re: Brandon Phillips: Baseball Needs More Swag

    When everybody has swag, and everybody joins the movement, you become a team. You feed off that energy. Swag brings energy. That’s what it does. It brings a lot of energy. All that boring crap, that don’t bring energy.
    Swag brings energy. Love it. Good article, thanks for posting.

    BP had me until he mentioned that Hunter Pence has swag.

    Hunter Pence? The Jim Furyk of baseball?

    http://deadspin.com/let-hunter-pence...-an-1402819430
    Last edited by Always Red; 09-27-2013 at 06:16 PM.

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    Re: Brandon Phillips: Baseball Needs More Swag

    “Baseball swag, to me, is a guy that goes out there and plays with emotion, plays with the passion of the game, not caring what anybody else thinks of them,” Phillips says. “He doesn’t play for himself. He plays for the fans. He plays for the city. And when he goes out there and he does his job, he lets everybody know: ‘I’m here. I’m doing this for y’all. I’m doing this for this team. I don’t care what anybody else thinks.’ That’s baseball swag to me.”
    I'll allow it.

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    Maybe Brandon could do a little TWERKING for us.
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    Re: Brandon Phillips: Baseball Needs More Swag

    "Tim Duncan has no swag, which is kinda a swag unto itself"
    Attended 1976 World Series in my Mother's Womb. Attended 1990 World Series Game 2 as a 13 year old. Want to take my son to a a World Series Game in Cincinnati in my lifetime.

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    Re: Brandon Phillips: Baseball Needs More Swag

    I don't particularly mind if Brandon is the Kanye West of baseball.

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    Re: Brandon Phillips: Baseball Needs More Swag

    Quote Originally Posted by MilotheMayor View Post
    I don't particularly mind if Brandon is the Kanye West of baseball.
    Baseball doesn't need Kanye West.

    Hell music doesn't need Kanye West.

    I'm all for the comments about playing with pride and passion however.

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    Re: Brandon Phillips: Baseball Needs More Swag

    Edabbs44: Brandon Phillips needs to care less about swag.

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    Re: Brandon Phillips: Baseball Needs More Swag

    Tiresome

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    Re: Brandon Phillips: Baseball Needs More Swag

    He says the major league product isn’t exciting enough. “That’s exactly why African-Americans don’t play baseball,” he tells me. “(There’s) no passion in the game. You’ve got to be like a robot.
    Someone tell Bud to disband the committee. Brandon had the answer all along.

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    Re: Brandon Phillips: Baseball Needs More Swag

    If only there was some place these guys could share their thoughts without having to use their real names, so they wouldn't get into trouble.

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    Re: Brandon Phillips: Baseball Needs More Swag

    Does it seem like Brandon might think that swag and swagger mean roughly the same thing?

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    Re: Brandon Phillips: Baseball Needs More Swag

    Sure could have used some swag against the Phillies and the Giants the last few yrs.
    If you have a losing record at Reds games, please stop going.

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    Re: Brandon Phillips: Baseball Needs More Swag

    He pretty much names the ideal non-white all star team as his all swag team. How fun!

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