The Rematch is On

The Reds are coming to town.  This is a series most Cardinal / Reds fans have been looking to since the beginning of the season.  And now here we are, almost a month into the season and it turns out, the teams are deadlocked at one game over .500, in a first place tie.

The Cards have an eternal rivalry with Chicago and at times with the Astros and the Brewers, but the Reds have sort of been like the Pirates.  They simply take up space in the division.  Then last year’s young studs helped propel the Reds to success they haven’t seen since the 70’s.

Add to that Brandon Phillips and the fact that he’s an idiot.  Most Reds fans around here at least acknowledge that so it’s really surprising to see the number of people on message boards that back him.  I’m loyal to my team, but if we had a player continually mouth off to the process and on Twitter, trying to act tough for no reason, I don’t think I could back that.

Of course the really stupid part weren’t his comments.  He’s entitled to say whatever he wants.  The main issue is coming to tap Yadi’s shinguards like he didn’t say it.  If Phillips wants to make comments, fine.  Just don’t come to home plate with your bat tap, like you didn’t say it.  That of course, is exactly what Yadier said to him, and let to the pushing match between the two and the entire fiasco on the field.

That was last year, a long time ago, but I promise no one has forgotten about it.  The question is, will they act like they have forgotten about it?  No idea.  I expect some booing of Phillips from the Cardinals and am anxious to see if Phillips taps Yadi and if he does, if Yadier responds.

Of course the best revenge is winning and completing a sweep of our division rival would be so gloriously sweet.

Bring on the Reds,
Tiffany

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2 comments

  1. cincybaseballgirl

    I don’t know who the Reds fans are that you’re talking about, because almost all Reds fans love Brandon Phillips. If there are fans who don’t like him, they are the ones who also complain about every little thing Reds players do wrong in a game, i.e. the ignorant ones.
    Phillips is definitely one of the bigger fan favorites in Cincy. So, it’s not surprising at all that people on message boards are backing him.
    http://cincybaseballgirl.mlblogs.com/

  2. tiffk99

    What I’m surprised about is that Reds fans do like him and his big mouth when he’s at least as annoying as Carlos Zambrano. Perhaps I would feel different if he was a Cardinal. Who knows? Hopefully I’ll never have to find out! šŸ™‚

    It was a close game last night and I expect this to be a GREAT series, so hope to see you back!

    – Tiffany

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