Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 4/16/13
CINCINNATI Brandon Phillips kneels in the on-deck circle and watches pitchers refuse to throw strikes to Joey Votto, watches them issue walk after walk after walk.Its the Fear Factor.And the ever-visible Brandon Phillips coast-to-coast smile goes international, an around the globe smile.More rib-eye steaks and I do love steak, said Phillips, referring to RBIs in the baseball vernacular, rib-eye steaks.After 13 games, Phillips owned 16 rib-eye steaks, mostly well-done, second most in the National League.If the other teams dont change the way they pitch to Joey Votto, Brandon Phillips is going to have a whole bunch of RBIs, probably more than 100. And Brandon is lovin it, said manager Dusty Baker.When the season began, Phillips was batting second and happy about it, Because batting second Ill be able to do everything, show the baseball world what a great player I am.What is it about great plans? And who was it who said, Human beings make plans and God laughs.On Opening Day, the plans...
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