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Phillips attends game after Twitter invitation

Posted on: May 13, 2011 5:00 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

While Brandon Phillips of the Reds gives opposing teams several reasons to dislike him on the field -- whether it be calling the Cardinals names or taking hits away from opposing hitters with his sparkling defense -- there isn't much reason to dislike him off the field. One of the great Twitter personalities (@DatDudeBP) interacts with fans frequently and, unlike many on Twitter, doesn't mock them.

Still, even knowing this, I was shocked to hear that he attended a baseball game Thursday of a young Reds fan who had invited him via Twitter. (via Jimmy Traina) The young fan is a member of the 14-and-under Cincy Flames. After asking his Twitter followers what he should do with his off-day, Phillips got a request. The fan tweeted to Phillips that he should "come watch 14u Cincy Flames in West Chester tonight." Phillips replied asking where exactly the game was, and the fan replied with the address. Phillips actually went -- with less than a day's notice, mind you -- and there's a picture to prove it. The Flames won 13-2 in front of their new major-league fan, too.

There isn't really much more you can say, other than to give Phillips props for making the trip out to support a local youth team. It's cliche to say something like "there should be more like him," but in this case that's a statement that holds true.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 2:08 pm
 

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 6, 2011 12:00 pm
 

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Since: May 11, 2011
Posted on: May 13, 2011 5:09 pm
 

Phillips attends game after Twitter invitation

Hats off to supporting local youth! Way to go Brandon!!

We applaud you and your great defense on the field! :)


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