2/18 Phillips felt ‘punk’d’
Cincinnati’s Brandon Phillips apparently does not like to lose. The Cubs’ Darwin Barney beat out Phillips for the Gold Glove award as the top NL second baseman, and the Reds infielder is bitter.
“They picked who they picked,” Phillips told Reds reporters when asked about being snubbed from the All-Star game and Gold Glove. “Do I feel I should have gotten both of those things? Of course. I feel like I’m one of the best second basemen in the game. I’m at least in the top three. I can’t make people vote for me on the All-Star team. I can’t make myself win the Gold Glove, even though I should have. When I didn’t win, I was surprised. I wasn’t mad at all, but surprised. I thought I got ‘punk’d.’”
– Carrie Muskat