Brandon Phillips accuses another player of racism
UPDATE: Peace has apparently been achieved.6:35 AM: From the Twitter feed of Brandon Phillips after last night’s marathon game against the Pirates:
#RealTalk... Not really surprised by what I heard come outta another player’s mouth tonite but DAMN... Still PISSED bout that $h¡+!! #Racism
— Brandon Phillips (@DatDudeBP) September 11, 2012
No names attached, but as John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer noted early this morning, there was some jawing in the game between Phillips and Pirates pitcher Jared Hughes after Hughes hit Phillips with a pitch in the eighth inning, with Hughes shouting something at Phillips. The shouting happened, Hughes, said, because after he was hit, Phillips tossed the ball back at him, which he told reporters he did not expect.
Serious business if what Phillips says is true. I’m sure there will be some MLB investigation about all of this.
Oh, and Phillips is a guest on SportsTalk tonight on the NBC Sports Network at 6PM Eastern. I presume the conversation will be a bit more interesting than the usual “we gotta play ‘em one game at a time” rebop.