GOODYEAR, Ariz. Brandon Phillips pulled on a pair of baseball pants, yanked up the zipper and began to button the top when he suddenly stopped.
"Dang," he said. "I've got the wrong pants on." He had on his road grays when the Cincinnati Reds were about to play a home game against the San Diego Padres.
He should have been putting on his home white pants, but he smiled and said, "I guess I'm just too excited."
His excitement emanated from the fact he was going to be on the same baseball field, wearing the same uniform, as his brother, P.J. Phillips.
And that has never happened before in the Phillips family.
P.J. was drafted in the second round of the 2005 draft by the Anaheim Angels, but never advanced beyond Class A. The Reds signed him this winter and he is currently on the team's Class AAA Louisville roster.
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