Brandon Phillips Does Not Appreciate Your Tweets

  • Rick Chandler

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.