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Brandon Phillips: Cardinals Are Bitches

If you thought it was bad when Reds first baseman Joey Votto said he didn’t like the Cubs, well, that was nothing. Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips saw Joey Votto and raised him an insult. Prior to the start of a three-game series between the Cardinals and Reds in Cincinnati, Phillips said he hated the Cardinals. Here are Phillips’ exact words according to Hal McCoy of the Dayton Daily News via MLB Trade Rumors and LBS contributor Alan Hull:

“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.”

If you’re wondering where Phillips’ attitude is coming from (aside from typical intra-divisional rivalries), the first year Brandon was with the Reds St. Louis took the NL Central and then went on to win the World Series. I’m sure that’s enough to make Phillips hate them right there. As for the comments, I’m guessing Reds fans love it. I’m not a fan of either team and I like what he said too — it’s nice to have a player have the same passion as the fans especially in an age where players switch teams frequently.

The next question is whether or Phillips could walk the walk after doing his talking. The answer: he went 0-for-5 in a 7-3 loss on Monday. With a dud like that Phillips will need monster games Tuesday and Wednesday to avoid looking like a total chump. If you’re going to speak loudly, you better be able to back it up with a thunderous stick.

UPDATE: The teams fought on Tuesday, here’s the Cardinals Reds fight video

Sources:
Phillips: “I hate the Cardinals, hate ‘em” [Dayton Daily News]
Odds & Ends: Guillen, Dunn, Reds, Gonzalez [MLB Trade Rumors]


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  • Wsuraider5

    no the reason Brandon hates the Cardinals so much is 2 years in a row the cardinals accused the reds of not rubbing the baseballs with dirt correctly and therefore benefiting the reds starter ( bronson arroyo), so yeah they are bitches

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    haha, nice, thanks for the insight. that explains things. I'm sure the typical rivalry stuff played a roll too

  • Jbq

    that's because they didn't…why would john smoltz make that up? and chris carpenter? seasoned vets with success

  • Brewerkj

    Until the reds win, they are still losers. Win a division first, and that ignorant “Lucky Chase Utley was injured, otherwise he wouldn't have been invited to the All Star Game, Brandon Phillips”, might be able to talk trash. 0-5…………Who's the little bitch now?

  • P Rediger

    they are bitches because they called out the Reds for cheating (trying to gain an unfair advantage)? you are a bitch! If you don't beleive that EVERY team is trying to tip the tides their way, you are ignorant. Besides, all that talk and press over it is distracting the players. I say keep talking shit and getting in the news and focus less on baseball. Thats the kind of advantage the Cards need.

  • Griff the Cardinal Fan

    I love how consistently the Reds bitch about the Cardinals. Jealousy is an ugly color Cinci. We love that you hate us. Every time you boo we laugh and laugh and laugh. It makes not only the players feel good when opposing fans boo and the other team hates you it makes your fans feel good as well because it means we have something they want. SUCCESS!!!!

  • Odieholtz

    Who does Brandon Phillips think he is, Lawrence Phillips? Go win something and then talk.

  • Cowin26

    ST.LOUIS HAS 10 World Series Titles/all we do is win. Brandon has zero , its just like a bitch to get mad.

  • Dmandrell007

    Who's still in first place, Bitch? ha ha ha ha

  • Stu

    Dmandre, what a comeback. You're in first place the second week in August. Hip, hip hooray. The Reds have been fortunate but their pot of gold will soon run empty.

  • Bob

    how many season has it been since the reds have had even a stable lead in the central????? or even have won it?….the reds are a disgrace to baseball that team should be pulled from cincy

  • Carp

    obviously it distracted the reds 7-3 cough cough…punk ass rookie pitchr cant do as well as a veteran

  • C_tarrants84

    Let him run his mouth and the rest of this wanna be ball club.It doesnt matter one way or another because in october the real fans of baseball will gather to watch the beloved birds rain supreme once more.

  • Tonk

    Who is Brandon Phillips? Why would a newspaper even report such monkey talk? This is the way primitive savages dialogue. It has no place in baseball. It belongs up in the trees with the monkeys rubbing coconuts.

  • Bill

    And Brandon Phillips strikes out to make the last out of the game….ironic

  • Kingmaker425

    Brandon Phillips sure looked like a 'little bitch' with that terrible whiff to end the game last night. Good work; talk when you've won something.

  • Man with Yellow Hat

    Brandon Phillips is behaving like a monkey. Put him back in his cage.

  • Man with Yellow Hat

    Brandon Phillips is a little monkey.

  • B Snow

    Hey Brandon Oferfive, does that apply to your current team members who are former cardinals?
    I was also wondering if you could tell if those balls were rubbed down properly as they went by your bat?
    Im just sayin!
    Hope you enjoy the playoffs from your couch, cuz we wont invite you to STL to see it.

  • Meddling Melodies

    Real fans, but not until October

  • Cincredsfan21

    Brandon Phillips was spot on in his analysis of the Cardinals. They are whiny little B's that need to get a grip and quit complaining over every little thing. “oh, you needed a new glove right before the game started that took all of 2 seconds to switch out, let me give you a stern lecture in the dug out”… “boo hoo, the balls at GABP are too slick”… correct me if I'm wrong, but I was under the impression that every team in the MLB uses the same type of ball. Yea, we didn't play up to par last night, and got our butts handed to us by the Cards. I'll be the first to admit that… but that doesn't change the fact that the Cards are just what Phillips said they are.

  • Hickman200584

    fuck you cardinals whip up on the central every year we win thats why he hates us.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_26R7SU4LYFCQ3T7A236O7MZC2A Cheryl

    You lucked out. Cardinals have been in first most of the year. WOW you are 1/2 a game in first. WOW

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_26R7SU4LYFCQ3T7A236O7MZC2A Cheryl

    Cardinals and their management are Class Act. You might want to check the definition of class act, since Phillips isn't and Oh by the way—Dusty Baker, your manager isn't either. Every team he manages tends to get in to brawls—-San Fran, Cubs and of course Cincy. It wouldn't surprise me if Baker didn't put Phillips up to the comments.

  • Cincredsfan21

    Class act? Tony LaRussa is just as hot headed as Dusty Baker. I wasn't a fan of Baker before he came to Cincy either, but as hot headed as he is, he's turned my favorite team around into a contending team.

  • Cincredsfan21

    I wouldn't call Carpenter's little stunt of getting his panties in a wad last night over a glove change “class act” or Molina running his mouth before Phillips even made it all the way to the plate tonight. Class act would be keeping your cool on the field no matter what anyone says about your team. I could maybe understand if Phillips singly called out Molina, but he spoke of the team as a whole and I tend to agree with him.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_26R7SU4LYFCQ3T7A236O7MZC2A Cheryl

    And spoken like a true Cincy fan—I expected that comment–you didn't disappoint. Cincy is frustrated because they haven't been there in a long time. They have two of our older players, who I did like and wouldn't mind having back on the team. Back to Phillips, he reminds me of a player in the 87 National league playoffs with the Giants–Jeffrey Leonard—All talk–he opened his mouth without thinking. His teammates couldn't stand him. Phillips has made an ASS out of himself as well as the Cinncinati Reds. There were two great Cincy Reds that I respect Johnny Bench and Pete Rose.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_26R7SU4LYFCQ3T7A236O7MZC2A Cheryl

    LaRussa has brought his team to playoffs and the World Series. How many times has Baker done that??????????

  • Walt

    Its not Baker you should give credit to, its that guy named Walt Jockety. You know the GM that came from… where was he a GM before cincy? Not sure, but I think they won a championship when Walt was there.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_26R7SU4LYFCQ3T7A236O7MZC2A Cheryl

    Yes sir he did. I didn't like to see him leave.

  • Cardsfan966

    but who is getting bitch slapped tonight?

  • Liveinreality

    Class act? Tony LaRussa? You have got to be joking. LaRussa is the biggest jackass in baseball. And class acts usually arent found drunk and asleep in their running cars.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_26R7SU4LYFCQ3T7A236O7MZC2A Cheryl

    REALITY—-NO you have the biggest JACKASS in baseball. Phillips overran his mouth last night to prove it.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_26R7SU4LYFCQ3T7A236O7MZC2A Cheryl

    And again tonight, Phillips makes the last out of the game—KARMA. Love it!!!

  • Scald

    Imagine what the score would have been like if the balls weren't slick. Cardinals may have scored 10 plus each night.

  • Denny6526

    QQ more, whiny little reds. And while you do, the Cards will keep making you look dumb.

  • http://www.ifixyouriphones.com Jmarye

    Brandon Phillips isn't good enough at baseball to talk like that. They showed him that tonight. He needs to put his hat on straight and show some respect to the game.

  • stlouisdanielg

    You realize Phillips was a douche bag and hit his shin-gaurds. Your precious announcers left out that little detail. Oh, and a “class act” was on display when Molina jacked one despite the booing. Remember that? Who is Phillips to be talking shit when that is the first time I have heard his name in… well… ever. I guess Phillips is upset Yadi has a little more “bling”.

  • Dan

    um.. not you?

  • Brs311

    Tony LaRussa a jackass????? Hmmm, you obviously have never heard of his Animal Rescue Foundation aka ARF. Tony is a class act both on & off the field.

  • ricky w

    who is Brandon Phillips? and who cares about the reds they suck and the cards are babys lol whateveryadier molina was going to beat that a s s brandon.

  • ALLAN M.

    Dusty Baker was a lousy player and is worse as a manager. Every team he manages does nothing and ends up a bunch of loosers. The reds organization can’t hold a candle to the St. Louis Cardinals. The comments made by Phillips were just idiotic comments made by an idiot. Any manager that would let a player make those comments and get by with it is just as unsportsman like as the person who said it. Molina stood up for his team and that is something to be proud of.

  • Man with Yellow Hat

    Thanks Brandon! I’ve never heard of you, but you’ve inspired my team. And now you’re being a good little boy. Nice Brandon (patting his head).

  • Chuckdsil

    actually the Cards are by percentage points, you're just as dumb as Phillips and pussyeto!!!

  • Chuckdsil

    and what was Phillips doing, BITCHING!!! Sorry the Reds aren't on the same level as the Cards

  • Chuckdsil

    Molina took action because that bitch Phillips ran his mouth and tried being friendly with him!!! Get the facts straight, just like a red, always making excuses!!! Phillips said every last one of them, so basically he singled out every last one of them, or is that to complicated to understand for ya???

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7U5TQI7JZECXOWZEVN3TOR766A Darryl Hill

    Phillips was doing the very thing he claimed to be condemning. Can you say hypocrite? This guy needs to shut his mouth and just play the game. That's what professionals do. Now actually, it seems to have awakened the Cardinals, who have been sleep walking through much of this season, so it looks to be backfiring on him. The Cardinals have needed a fire lit under them, in my opinion, so this could be just what the doctor ordered. Thanks Brandon Phillips. You may have just signed your own death certificate.

  • Daveman316

    Brandon Phillips is loser even before he plays. Cueto should get a very long suspension and a large fine too.

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    I’m not finished read this yet, but it’s so fabulous ‘n I’ll back again when I was finished my job :D