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    Brandon Phillips Quotes--What to make of this?

    Brandon Phillips spoke at length with Reds beat reporters at his clubhouse stall today, shortly after it was learned Phillips will get his first day off this season.

    Phillips' tone was light and he punctuated his remarks with some smiles, but it was also obvious he wanted to make some points. Here are some of his remarks:

    --ďI see myself as an everyday player. Iíll just smile and go with it. ...Dustyís the boss. He makes the decision."

    --ďI know I can hit. Everybody canít start off hot like Joey Votto. Some people start real slow.Ē

    --ďIíve been reading up on the stuff that you all say. Itís funny to me. But I know you got to do your jobs. Iím just happy that Iím starting to find the holes.Ē

    --ďYou all can write this down too. The funny thing is, I love you guys, I have nothing but respect for all of you all. But you know, ever since you all been writing about me not hitting, we havenít been winning. You all know that? But the thing is though, I hear a lot of people on my team, theyíre worried about me instead of everybody worrying about the team. Iím going to hit. Thatís how confident I am."

    --"At the beginning when I wasnít doing nothing Ö next thing you know, people start writing about Phillips is not hitting, Edwinís not hitting, everybody starts thinking like wow, then everybody starts paying attention to me, and everybody starts paying attention to Edwin, and everybody just lost focus about winning.

    --"So, I think we should start writing again about the Reds winning instead of worrying about two players. I think we should do that. But I love reading you allís articles. I read Ďem all the time. You all make me laugh. You all do a great job.

    "There was one comment that (the Enquirer's) John Fay wrote one time, I was kind of mad and disappointed but it was the truth. It was, 'The only reason heís still playing is Ďcause of his glove.' I was like, wow. I respect you, but there are certain things I wish wouldnít come out like that."


    --"Iíve been hitting. I havenít been striking out, Iím just not getting hits. Ö Sometimes when you look at a newspaper it says Phillips this, Edwin this, instead of just saying 'Reds win.' You all can write whatever you want, it donít bother me. If Iím doing something bad you can write about it, itís cool. Just make sure you all donít write it real big because weíve got a young team, and everybody, they read that and they start worrying about, Brandon you OK? You OK?"

    --"We're winning, I'm (happy). We winning, thatís what itís all about, because Iím gonna hit. Itís just a matter of time when it happens.

    I want my team to realize that Iím gonna be OK ... as a team effort, and worry about the Reds winning, like we were doing early, weíre gonna be good ... Weíre gonna be in the playoffs.


    --ďWhen you play every day, of course you donít want to sit out, regardless of whether youíre hitting or not hitting. I feel I can do something every game to help the team win, whether itís with my bat or with my glove.Ē


    --ďI donít worry about the batting average. As long as I go out there and try to produce and try to make the team better, thatís all itís about.Ē


    NOTE: PHillips was smiling as he said most of this. We just stood back and let the recorders roll.
    Uhh...thoughts?

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    Re: Brandon Phillips Quotes--What to make of this?

    He's insane?
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
    "Cheering for Kentucky is like watching Star Wars and hoping Darth Vader chokes an ewok"


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    Re: Brandon Phillips Quotes--What to make of this?

    BP likes to talk and get attention. As long as he does well on the field, I don't have a problem with it. The media will exaggerate everything he does and says, though, so I'm really dreading everything RedsZone has to say about him for these next few months.

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    Re: Brandon Phillips Quotes--What to make of this?

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    Uhh...thoughts?
    If BP was a football player he'd be a wide receiver.

    He sort of reminds me of a time when I was about 8 and asked my mom if I was mature enough to eat at the grown up's table at Thanksgiving yet. She told me that when I was, I wouldn't have to ask. When BP is as good as he think he is, he won't have to talk about it so much.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Brandon Phillips Quotes--What to make of this?

    If those pesky writers can just get back to writing about the Reds winning baseball games then everything will be fine?
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
    "Cheering for Kentucky is like watching Star Wars and hoping Darth Vader chokes an ewok"


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    Re: Brandon Phillips Quotes--What to make of this?

    Phillips wanted the attention and he got it.

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    Re: Brandon Phillips Quotes--What to make of this?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    If BP was a football player he'd be a wide receiver.
    There it is. Summed up as perfectly as one can sum this up.

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    Re: Brandon Phillips Quotes--What to make of this?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    If BP was a football player he'd be a wide receiver.
    He's definatley the Reds WR. I really don't care if BP gets along with the media or not, as long as he gets along with his teammates. I don't know if he does or not, though.

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    Re: Brandon Phillips Quotes--What to make of this?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    If BP was a football player he'd be a wide receiver.

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    Re: Brandon Phillips Quotes--What to make of this?

    I love BP...and it is true, he is going to hit
    "Sometimes, it's not the sexiest moves that put you over the top," Krivsky said. "It's a series of transactions that help you get there."

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    Re: Brandon Phillips Quotes--What to make of this?

    In a small way, BP reminds me of Junior a bit....I think he's a really nice/good guy, but also super-sensitive. If 1,000 give him a standing O and 2 people boo, it seems like he gets fixated on the 2 booers-- Junior has always been that way as well. BP does seem to get sensitive and even jealous when he perceives the media or fans aren't giving him a fair shake or are being overly critical.

    I like BP, I have no problem with him-- just got of kind of accept that a few times a year he's going to cry in his beer a bit.

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    Re: Brandon Phillips Quotes--What to make of this?

    Good for BP. Now go out and hit and give everyone something else to talk about.
    It's absolutely pathetic that people can't have an opinion from actually watching games and supplementing that with stats. If you voice an opinion that doesn't fit into a black/white box you will get completely misrepresented and basically called a tobacco chewing traditionalist...
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    Re: Brandon Phillips Quotes--What to make of this?

    Dramma!
    And This One Belongs to the REDS!!!

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    Re: Brandon Phillips Quotes--What to make of this?

    If you hit no one's going to talk about you not hitting
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    Re: Brandon Phillips Quotes--What to make of this?

    He's starting to hit and now they sit him. ahhhh
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