Why aren’t the sports talk shows ablaze over the continual loafing of Brandon Phillips?
I like BP, he plays great defense, and his approach at the plate is outstanding this year. But when Junior Griffey didn’t run out a ground ball, people went nuts. The mouthbreathers on WLW had six aneurysms per hour. Why isn’t Phillips held to the same standard that Cincinnati fans expect out of every other player?
I’m not trying to hammer BP here; actually, I’m bothered less by this than most people. I really want to know why Phillips gets a pass when others (Junior, Edwin Encarnacion) didn’t.