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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Brandon Phillips responds to heckling fan with autographed ball, selfie

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Brandon Phillips may have successfully turned a drunk Pittsburgh Pirates fan into a Cincinnati Reds fan earlier this week. A recent story that was posted on Reddit describes a scene in which a Pirates fan started giving Phillips the business after a rain delay in the seventh inning. The Reddit user, who was the brother of the guy doing the heckling, said Phillips found it pretty funny.

“(My brother was) yelling, ‘Hey everybody, look how slow Phillips is!,'” he wrote. “My brother said the stadium was almost empty at this point, so his heckles rang loud and clear. According to him, Phillips even looked over and chuckled at one point.”

After that, Phillips walked over to the fan, put on a big smile and posed for a selfie. He even gave the guy an autographed ball with a hilarious message on it.

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“Dear Drunk Guy, Thank You 4 All The Love and Support!!” Phillips wrote. “Now Take This Bak And Shut The Phuck Up!! :) From Yours Truly, Brandon Phillips.”

We have seen Joe Maddon respond to a heckler in similar fashion before, but we have also seen players let hecklers get the best of them. Phillips handled the situation perfectly.

H/T Hardball Talk

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