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CINCINNATI Brandon Phillips stood in front of his locker in the Cincinnati Reds clubhouse, anxious as always to slip into his baseball uniform and make the world go away.As manager Dusty Baker described his feisty and talented second baseman, Hes like Pete Rose. Baseball is a sanctuary away from the world. There are those who like to play baseball and there are those who love to play baseball.And Baker knows which category in which Phillips resides. Yes, he loves to play baseball. On the other hand, he hates to lose baseball games.As the Reds began play Monday night at home against the San Francisco Giants, they had shuffled home Sunday night from an eight-game trip to Arizona, Texas and Oakland in which they won only two games. They slithered from second place, 2 games behind the St. Louis Cardinals, to third place, 5 games behind the Pittsburgh Pirates.And it rankles Phillips.We want to win and we dont want to let the city down, said Phillips, knowing that some fans need to be ...
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