A couple of years ago, someone in the Reds organization told me that nearly everyone with the club loved Brandon Phillips, because he was always willing to do whatever was asked of him, and always with a smile. Over the last two or three years, that smile and the golden glove have certainly won me over.

Now, check out this tweet from Lance McAlister:

Caller says B.Phillips accepted twitter invite and stopped at little league game in West Chester tonight and signed/took pictures. Very cool

Very cool, indeed. Phillips joined Twitter a few months ago (handle: @datdudebp) at the urging of Chad Ocho Cinco, and he’s taken to it like a duck to water. I could not agree more with this tweet, from fellow RN editor Chris Garber:

Not sure there’s a better match than @DatDudeBP and Twitter. Funny & engaging but occasionally had friction w media. Can now talk unfiltered

They are probably going to overpay him, but I fully expect that the Reds are going to sign BP to an extension at some point.

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