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Reds' Phillips doesn't like the Cardinals

Posted on: August 9, 2010 9:09 pm
Edited on: August 10, 2010 12:04 pm
 

Brandon Phillips Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips doesn't like the Cardinals. How much? Here's what he had to say to the Dayton Daily News' Hal McCoy before the start of Monday's three-game series between the two teams at Great American Ball Park:
"We have to beat these guys. I hate the Cardinals. All they do is bitch and moan about everything, all of them, they’re little bitches, all of ‘em. I really hate the Cardinals. Compared to the Cardinals, I love the Chicago Cubs. Let me make this clear -- I hate the Cardinals.” The Cardinals and manager Tony La Russa have complained about the baseballs at Great American Ball Park repeatedly. La Russa and starter Chris Carpenter complained after St. Louis' opening day victory in Cincinnati that the Reds clubhouse staff didn't rub down the balls enough before the game and they were too slick. The team also complained last season when John Smoltz complained about the same issue. La Russa said the Reds were "up to shenanigans" and also implied Bronson Arroyo was putting pine tar on the balls.

In 2007, La Russa said Reds starter Aaron Harang should have been suspended after he inadvertently hit Cardinals catcher Gary Bennett in the head.

Phillips may hate the Cardinals more after tonight, as St. Louis is currently pounding the Reds in Cincinnati.

UPDATE: Not only did the "little bitches" beat the Reds, they beat them soundly, 7-3, with Phillips going 0 for 5 and striking out to end the game with a runner on. Here's what La Russa had to say to St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Bernie Miklasz:
"I don't think that will go over well in his clubhouse," La Russa said. "Phillips is ripping his teammates. (Scott) Rolen, (Jim) Edmonds, (Miguel) Cairo, (Russ) Springer, all of the ex-Cardinals over there. He isn't talking about this year. He's talking about the way we've always played. And those guys are old Cardinals. Tell him he's ripping his own teammates, because they were all Cardinals."
-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Since: Oct 24, 2006
Posted on: August 11, 2010 10:27 am
 

Reds' Phillips doesn't like the Cardinals

Only one of the top 2 or 3 second basemen in the game.



Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: August 10, 2010 8:42 pm
 

Reds' Phillips doesn't like the Cardinals

I hate the Reds.That doesn't mean I think they're little bitches.One More thing.....Why are you people even comparing Votto to Pujols?Does nobody have a life anymore that they need to make use of their time making pointless comparisons?I may sound like a "homer" but anyone with even the smallest bit of baseball knowledge knows Pujols is by far the best hitter in the game right now and may prove to be in the top five if not best ever.Sure you could compare every guy who has a .300,30,100 year to Pujols but those are not the only stats that make him the best.



Since: May 9, 2009
Posted on: August 10, 2010 8:01 pm
 

Reds' Phillips doesn't like the Cardinals

Are you kidding? Pujols is beating him almost every category except avg. (.311 vs. .319). And by the way, Votto has 28 home runs . . . Pujols also has 28.



Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: August 10, 2010 6:37 pm
 

Reds' Phillips doesn't like the Cardinals

I don't want Brandon Phillups liking the Cards and I think its taking it old school to "hate" the Cards, but I do want Brandon to show a little more class than that. I mean honestly you call a team, " little bitches"? Thats just low brow if you ask me. I liked Votto's statements about the Cubs. I would've liked phillups' statements a lot more had he said it a little better. Maybe just, " I hate the Cards". He should hate them. They are standing in the way of winning the division. I like the idea that these two teams aren't buddy buddy. I remember as a kid being out with my family at a nice restuarant and seeing a Bengals player hanging out with some Steelers and I was crushed. Haha.

I think the Reds are starting to buy into the idea that this is a team and they have kind of a" us versus the world" mentality and if you know about the Reds you know that it hasn't always been that way here and I for one am excited to see it. And for the record Brandon has been one of the best secondbasemen for several years now so people saying, " who is Phillups" simply show that they know nothing about baseball other than what see when they watch the local sports news at night before they go to bed.


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