About five or ten minutes ago, Brandon Phillips made his way to the plate for his first at-bat against the Cardinals since making the comment stating how he hated the Cardinals, and called them little bitches. It wasn’t what I expected, but at the same time, I’m not surprised with the outcome. Yadier Molina had some words for him. Shortly the benches emptied right after both took off their helmets. Phillips isn’t a shy guy, and had plenty to say right back to Molina. I like seeing this kind of hatred for an opponent, it’s been awhile since we’ve seen guys getting THIS heated! I love the retaliation factor in baseball, but Jaime Garcia didn’t even have a chance to bean Phillips. I’m sure Phillips shouldn’t have said those things yesterday, but it’s rare we have an athlete truly speak their mind. Well played Brandon, well played sir.
After things seemed to be calming down, Scott Rolen decided to pick it up again. Not sure what was said to him, but someone set him off! The Reds are tired of being the Cards doormat, and are ready to make this race a fight, literally. Just one more reason the Reds are a team I didn’t expect to care about. If you haven’t seen it, you have to check out the clip here.