Video: Brandon Phillips cusses out Cincinnati Enquirer reporter

08/28/2013 at 5:50 pm By

brandon phillipsCincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips may be one of the more well-respected players in major league baseball, but that didn’t stop him from firing obscenities at reporter C. Trent Rosecrans, one of the sports beat writers for the Cincinnati Enquirer. Here’s video of Phillips’ going off:

Rosecrans criticized Phillips’ on-base percentage — which is only .310 this season, the lowest of his career — on Twitter earlier Wednesday after Phillips was moved to second in the batting order:

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Apparently Phillips got word of the tweets and let Rosecrans know how he felt about it. To Phillips’ credit, he’s been an RBI machine this year and has driven in 95 runs, good for third in the NL. Moving Phillips to second in the batting order behind Shin-Soo Choo would give the Reds an opportunity to score more runs at the top of their lineup, but Rosecrans conveniently overlooked mentioning that in his series of tweets bashing Phillips’ on-base percentage.

I guess all that matters to a beat reporter like Rosecrans is Phillips’ OBP, not scoring runs. But what do we know…


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