Found September 12, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:
A day after furiously writing on Twitter that a Pirates player had said something racist to him during Monday’s game, Brandon Phillips proclaimed that he had no issue with Jared Hughes and that the two had sorted out matters. Hughes hit Phillips with a pitch in the eighth inning of Monday’s game, and the two appeared to exchange words as Phillips headed to first. According to a report from Deadspin, Phillips thought Hughes called him “boy.” Whatever the case, Pirates MVP candidate Andrew McCutchen played mediator between the two by setting up a phone call for them on Tuesday. Both men were pleased with their conversation. “Last night, it was a heated moment for me, especially being from Stone Mountain, Ga., a lot of crazy things go down and a lot of racist stuff happened from the South,” Phillips said Tuesday, according to MLB.com’s Mark Sheldon. “I was real [angry] about the situation. Me and Mr. Hughes, we had a great conversation before I came to the stadium today. It was the...
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