Like Phillips, I like Jerry Narron, too.
Talent is God Given: be humble.
Fame is man given: be thankful.
Conceit is self given: be careful.
I'm glad the players like Narron, but given a choice, I'd much rather have grumpy players who can win ballgames.
Last edited by Johnny Footstool; 03-11-2007 at 12:27 AM.
"I prefer books and movies where the conflict isn't of the extreme cannibal apocalypse variety I guess." Redsfaithful
I'm sure Jerry's a supernice guy, but I sincerely doubt he's all that respected by the team, in the way, say, Larkin was respected by his teammates.
That's quote worthy FCB, good work
The Narron-loving-head-examination issue aside, it is really nice to hear BP taking about wanting to stay with the Reds. Perhaps its just PR, but its still nice.
I agree that BP seems like a fun\happy guy. Does anyone know anymore details about the basis for his bad reputation in cleveland? I remember that he was labeled a bit of a malcontent but i dont remember any of the reasons.
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They didn't like him because he jokingly had batting gloves with "The Franchise" printed on them.
From all the things I've heard, the irony was lost on the powers that were in Cleveland.
I'm sure he did a lot of what most immature young guys do from time to time.
Much to our pleasure (and the chagrin of Cleveland fans), he seems to have grown up without losing his childlike love and passion for the game.
I love players like him.
As far as his comments about Narron....I can see why players like playing for him, lineups and results notwithstanding. Sometimes being a player's manager is good thing, sometimes it isn't.
"We know we're better than this, but we can't prove it." - Tony Gwynn
The thing that stands out to me most about Philips? He's the player I see out signing autographs along the 1b line most often. At least, he was out signing the most often (and the longest each time) at the 21 games I was at last year.
Doesn't mean squat on the field. Off the field it says a whole lot about the man.
a super volcano of ridonkulous suckitude.
I simply don't have access to a "cares about RBI" place in my psyche. There is a "mildly curious about OBI%" alcove just before the acid filled lake guarded by robot snipers with lasers which leads to the "cares about RBI" antechamber though. - Nate
I'll never forget talking to Brandon at Wrigley a few days after we traded for him last year. He was walking into the dugout, and I yelled "Hey Brandon", and he was like "Your the first person this week that's known my name." We laughed and I asked him for his autograph and he told me he would after he hit (in batting practice). Well after he hit not only did he sign my baseball, he gave me his batting gloves and talked to me for a few minutes about what was a Reds fan doing in Chicago and things like that.
He's an awesome guy.