A Time To Remember: Meeting Brandon Phillips

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DISCLAIMER: I am not mad in the picture, even though it looks like it. The sun was in my eyes and I had no idea pictures were already being taken.


Bengals fans know a players name that plays in a different professional sports league, Brandon Phillips. The reason they know is either because they are also Reds fans or just because his name is everywhere in Cincinnati. His name is everywhere for good reason, he’s an All-Star, Gold Glove, and Silver Slugger second baseman for the Reds. On top of that, he’s just a great person. He’s always smiling, always happy, and always great to his fans.

BP runs contests on Twitter. He has even dubbed himself #BPClaus. That is just another title for him that is well deserved. When he runs his contests, he handles it all himself. There’s no assistant or middle man, it’s all him. He gets the winners’ information and gives them a call. That’s just unbelievable. How many other professional athletes do that? Better yet, how many other professional athletes do that when the cameras aren’t on?

I know all of this all too well because I, just recently, won a BP Twitter giveaway. Since 2006, Major League Baseball has used pink Louisville Slugger bats on Mother’s Day. Now, players even use cleats, batting gloves, wristbands, necklaces, arm sleeves, and other items. These items are used in the games and then auctioned off at auction.mlb.com. The money raised goes to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research. It’s a truly worthwhile cause and an excellent way for Major League Baseball to help.

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  • ctucker

    @muskiesfan I will read when I get out of class

  • BigLouBrown410

    @muskiesfan my man joe!! Happier then sweet Lou at a 9.95 buffet!! Good stuff with this 2 Joe. Seriously We have to get you exposure!

  • DeborahLohmueller

    Muskiesfan1 as an original Little Debbie lol, I’m glad you were able to meet one of your favorite ball players and that your experience was phenomenal and one that you will remember forever with joy, and to Dat Dude from a mama of the winner I can never express my thanks for all the joy that you gave my son and daughter-in-law. You will always be one of my most favorite people for that. Love ya Mom

  • muskiesfan

    @BigLouBrown410 Much appreciated my friend. Glad things are well your way. Pretty good here too. Except the rain. lol

  • suenronfl

    wonderful article Joe, Brandon is sincere and in love with the game.  No, doctorate degree of any nature can replace sincerity, love of the game and love of the fans.  He is a great role model.  Hope lots of youngsters read this.  Give them encouragement.  Hope I give you some encouragement, keep up with the sincere feelings of a loving fan of the game and players.  Never get PC.  Too many of them in the world today!!!!! Keep up the good stuff !!!  I know, I know, not good grammar, just sincere appreciation to Joe.