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Somebody check on Brandon Phillips

The Reds had the traditional champagne and beer shower last night (see the video below), as was their God-given right as men, baseball players and Americans (and Dominicans and Mexicans and Cubans and everyone else on the roster). It’s probably worth sending over some chicken soup and aspirin to one of those players, however, because he’s not used to that sort of thing. It’s Brandon Phillips, who is a non-drinker. Here were his comments before last night’s game:

“I told everybody this is the only way I would drink,” a smiling Phillips said, to a large crowd of reporters in the clubhouse today. “I hope I don’t get drunk or anything after one sip. It’s worth it to take that sip.”

Anyone who can remember their first beer -- or at least their first beer after not having one for years -- should hope that he left it at a sip, because I wouldn’t wish that headache on anyone.

Now: some Reds champagne shower goodness: