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Brandon Phillips Does Not Appreciate Your Tweets

I’ve heard players cuss out reporters, but rarely in the manager’s office, while the manager is present. The best thing about the video below is watching Dusty Baker’s reaction as Brandon Phillips unloads a verbal tirade at Cincinnati Enquirer beat writer C. Trent Rosecrans. At one point Dusty says: “This is between you two, I’m out of it.”

Too bad that philosophy also tends to dominate when a Reds’ pitcher is in trouble on the mound.

Anyway, Phillips was peeved because of the Rosecrans tweets you see below. Phillips asked to be moved up to No. 2 in the lineup, and Dusty obliged. Rosecrans then analyzed the move, taking a couple of digs at Phillips’ on-base percentage.

Phillips was not amused.

The Enquirer’s response is here.

  • Anonymous

    anybody who says this move was not a good one is a complete moron and has not watched the reds this season. it’s the kind of argument that makes real baseball fans hate saber metrics. cozart sucked in the 2 spot plain and simple and anybody who watched the reds and saw him strikeout/hit into a rally killing double play can tell you he was horrible there. since moving down to the 7th/8th spot he is batting 30 points higher. don’t ask me what that means to his obp because I don’t know or care. all I know is he must be getting on base more since he is getting more hits. and the offense has clicked since phillips moved to the 2 spot when he should have been moved to in May but wasn’t because dusty does not believe in having 2 left handers like Votto and Bruce batting back to back. thankfully that logic was not shared when the big red machine was around or Griffey and Morgan could not have batted together.

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