Brandon Phillips should've given the situation more time to develop.
After spending 11 seasons with the Reds, the second baseman returned to Cincinnati this past weekend as a member of the Atlanta Braves.
So what exactly was the source of Phillips' discontent?
Well, the Reds organization had inexplicably given his number to another player.
The three-time All-Star wasn't pleased with this development, as his comments during the series would suggest.
Phillips couldn't believe that another player was wearing his No 4, equating it to a slap in the face. However, the new dude occupying that jersey wound up doing something Phillips and all but 16 other players in the game's history never did.
Maybe the Reds should've given Phillips a token of their appreciation to make him feel better. Since they're well known for frugality, Fanorama suggests they offer this nifty little three-piece baseball keychain:
At $13.53, you probably only have to shake down your sofa to gather the cash to pick this up. It'd be a great gift or gifts without buzzing your budget.
So, do what Cincy should and pay tribute to you and/or yours by ordering today.
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