Friday, June 20, 2014

Photo: Brandon Phillips gives drunk heckling fan signed ball with funny note


Brandon Phillips doesn't always take criticism well. Well, at least when it comes from the local media. But he always seems to be a good sport when it comes to interacting with the fans.

On Wednesday, Phillips was consistently heckled by a Pirates fan who had stayed around PNC Park despite most of the crowd leaving when rain set in and caused a delay. Because the stadium was nearly empty, the players could hear the fan loud and clear. After the game, Phillips decided to do something fun (and classy) by giving the fan a signed ball he isn't likely to ever forget.

Here's more on the story from the fan's brother over at Reddit:

. . . after the game, Brandon Phillips runs over and hands my brother this ball. He said Mr. Phillips was completely cool about the whole thing. We’re Pirates fans, but I’ll be rooting for the Reds as long as is doesn’t mess with Pittsburgh’s chances at a pennant.

This is what he wrote on the ball-

Dear Drunk Guy, Thank You 4 All The Love & Support!! Now Take This Ball And Shut The Phuck Up!! :)

From Yours Truly,

Brandon Phillips

Now that's what you call being a good sport!

Via Hardball Talk

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