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MLB: Reds 2B Brandon Phillips Blasts Reporter for OBP Comment
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MLB: Reds 2B Brandon Phillips Blasts Reporter for OBP Comment

Aug 28 2013, 10:52pm CDT | by

Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips cursed at Cincinnati Enquirer baseball beat reporter C. Trent Rosencrans for commenting on his on-base percentage.

First, it was New Jersey governor Chris Christie and the New York Daily News' Manish Mehta. Now, it's Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips and Cincinnati Enquirer reporter C. Trent...

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MLB: Reds 2B Brandon Phillips Blasts Reporter for OBP Comment

Aug 28 2013, 10:52pm CDT | by

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Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips cursed at Cincinnati Enquirer baseball beat reporter C. Trent Rosencrans for commenting on his on-base percentage.

First, it was New Jersey governor Chris Christie and the New York Daily News' Manish Mehta. Now, it's Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips and Cincinnati Enquirer reporter C. Trent Rosencrans.

Rosencrans' colleague at the Cincinnati Enquirer, Angel Rodriguez, writes "Phillips took exception to our analysis concerning his on-base percentage and a follow-up tweet after being moved into the second spot in the lineup." 

More specifically, Phillips "shouted obscenities" and "let loose" at Rosencrans in the clubhouse prior to the Reds' game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday evening at Busch Stadium, per the Associated Press

Phillips wasn't done. He interrupted Reds manager Dusty Baker's pregame media session by peeking into his office and told Rosencrans,"I've found out your Twitter name now, dude." 

The Reds' Gold Glove-winning second baseman then told Baker to "Make them (reporters) happy, Dusty" and then cursed the reporter who's "worried about my on-base percentage." 

Fortunately, the incident did not lead to anything more serious.  

Rosencrans' tweet which the Cincinnati Enquirer was referring to reads,"Reds go from a hitter with a .320 OBP in the 2 hole to one with a .310 OBP."

When everything was said and done, Rodriguez then promptly came to Rosencrans' defense. He wrote: 

"While we are disappointed in Phillips' reaction, we understand it is a pennant race and emotions are high during a crucial series with a heated rival. This isn't the first time a player has lost his temper in a response to a reporter's questions and it won't be the last. It is part of covering the team day-in and day-out.

"This will not affect our coverage of the team or Phillips. We plan on moving on from this and we hope Phillips does, too." 

As of August 28, Phillips has 131 hits for 16 home runs and 95 RBIs in 124 games played in the 2013 season, per ESPN stats.


 
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