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.