From john fay:
"As many of you are aware, Brandon Phillips does not talk to me. It goes back to spring training. We had a brief period where we were on good terms. But it blew up again when I asked him about not hustling. He doesnt talk to Mark Sheldon of mlb.com either.
So today on my way to the ballpark, I stopped at the Cuban place around the corner from the hotel and had a bowl of soup. When I went to pay, the waiter said it had been taken care of. Phillips was the only other person in the place.
I thanked him on my way out.
Youre welcome, he said.
We left it at that. Whether hell talk to me or not, I dont know. But it was nice gesture.
Phillips has handled his recent slump well. He seems to be coming out of it, which is very good sign for a team headed to the postseason."