Friday, December 21, 2012

Brandon Phillips might just be the Santa Claus of baseball

Brandon Phillips may not hail from the North Pole, nor does he boast a sleigh, by the Cincinnati Reds second basemen sure is giving Santa Claus a run for his money this holiday season. The fan-friendly Phillips has been handing out holiday cheer through the use of Twitter.

On Wednesday, the 31-year old gave away $300 gift cards to Foot Locker to the first four followers who correctly answered the following question:

The answer? Jordan IV.

As you can imagine, the lucky winners were thrilled when Phillips called to congratulate them on their win...

On Thursday, the Gold Glover was at it again. However, this time the prizes on the line were (3) $300 gift cards to Macys. The question for this #DatDudeSanta giveaway was as follows:

The answer? Cologne.

Once again, each of the winners received a personal call from Phillips.

Phillips has gained a reputation for being one of the most generous athletes in the business. He routinely holds contest with which he gives away various memorabilia, tickets, sporting goods, and even trips to his 821,000 followers.

If karma is indeed real, Phillips ought to be receiving a lot of it in 2013. The guy is a true class act.

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