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May 20, 2011

Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips and Connor Echols






Cincinnati Reds All-Star second baseman Brandon Phillips gave a fourteen-year-old fan an “Are you kidding me?” thrill when he showed up at his youth baseball game on Thursday, May 12, 2011. Man, oh man, if Rod Carew had showed up at my Little League game, I would’ve passed out!

Here’s the story from Yahoo Sports:







BRANDON PHILLIPS SHOCKS TWITTER FOLLOWER BY SHOWING UP AT HIS GAME

When it comes to youth baseball, players are sometimes responsible for bringing postgame drinks and snacks for the team. Connor Echols, however, recently put a new spin on the tradition and brought an All-Star from his local Major League Baseball team, instead.

In what may well represent the pinnacle of modern technological achievement, the 14-year-old Cincinnati Flames third baseman (@cecholzz) was able to lure Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips(notes) (@datdudebp) to his U-14 select team game last week by issuing a simple suggestion over Twitter …

@DatDudeBP should (more…)