This came to my attention this morning after reading a piece on Getting Blanked by Dustin Parkes, where he noted that Brandon Phillips of the Reds accused a mystery Pirate of racism during Monday's game between the two teams. After the game, Phillips tweeted this out:
#RealTalk... Not really surprised by what I heard come outta another player's mouth tonite but DAMN... Still PISSED bout that $h¡+!! #Racism
— Brandon Phillips (@DatDudeBP) September 11, 2012
This is obviously a serious allegation, and Phillips' main issue apparently came after he was hit by Pirates reliever Jared Hughes in the eighth inning. Check out the video below.
After Hughes plunked Phillips, the All-Star second baseman flips the ball back to the mound, and Hughes starts jawing with Phillips...well, jawing at Phillips, because the Reds star ignored him. Umpires got involved and warned both benches. After the inning, Phillips and Pirates star Andrew McCutchen had a brief discu...