Twitter made me do it: Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips bashes team beat writer

Twitter made me do it: Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips bashes team beat writer

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Guess it was only a matter of time before players and reporters got caught up in Twitters wars.

On Wednesday Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips verbally thrashed Cincinnati Enquirer reporter C. Trent Rosencrans for the following tweet:

And that verbal thrashing occurred during a Dusty Baker press session (Phillips is off camera):

 

The question we have for Phillips — the guy with the .310 OBP mentioned in the above tweet:

Why?

We’ve seen writers unfairly hammer guys on Twitter — and some of those writers need to be called out. But in stating what is clearly a fact,  Rosencrans doesn’t even name Phillips in the tweet.

If a tweet like that leads Phillips to go HAM,  he better hope he never gets traded to New York

(H/T Deadspin)