It happened again during today’s Cardinals home opener win on FOX Sports Midwest, as it pretty much has every single game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds since Aug. 10, 2010.
(Hopefully I don’t need to remind you what transpired that day at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati. If so, here’s a one-word summary: brawl.)
As the Reds second baseman strolled to the plate in the top of the third inning to a chorus of boos, Dan McLaughlin first said sarcastically about Phillips “they just love him here in St. Louis.” After Ricky Horton chuckled, McLaughlin continued with a familiar (since he says this every single time the two teams play) refrain: “I’d bet they’d love him if he wore the Birds on the Bat.” Horton’s response was “I’m sure we would.”
I know my opinion — no way, not ever — and that seemed to be the popular Twitter reaction among those I follow who were tweeting at the time McLaughlin made his latest comment.
So, what’s your thought? Would you, as Danny Mac assures us is the case, like Brandon Phillips if he was a Cardinal? Or do you too hold a grudge and think Phillips is just an attention-hungry idiot? Vote in the poll below.
Of course we should. In the end, we all root for whoever wears our team’s laundry.