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Phillips offers no 'homeboy hookup' to Reds

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08:07 AM ET 09.22 | An earlier report that Walt Jocketty had said Brandon Phillips' option would be picked up came as news to Phillips. [Phillips tweeted] the following very early [Wednesday] morning: "Got a lot on my mind! Can't believe that today "MIGHT" be the last time I may be wearing a @Reds jersey playing at #GABP #NoBueno" After the game, a 2-0 victory for the Reds over the Astros where he had three hits, Phillips said this: "I haven't heard anything," Phillips said. "I'm just playing. That's all I can really do. This is where I want to be. I feel like this is my city." ... Phillips made it clear there would be no hometown savings for the Reds to retain him long term. "No bueno. This is my last contract," Phillips said. "There is no homeboy hookup. I just want to be paid what I am worth."

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September 22, 2011  08:22 AM ET

I must be getting old - WTH is "homeboy hookup"???

September 22, 2011  08:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I must be getting old - WTH is "homeboy hookup"???

not sure, but it sounds like the same thing the Cards won't get from AP.

September 22, 2011  08:37 AM ET

Homeboy hookup = hometown discount

September 22, 2011  08:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Homeboy hookup = hometown discount

Then why doesnt he just say that? Phillips is just a ghetto wanna punk.

September 22, 2011  08:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Then why doesnt he just say that? Phillips is just a ghetto wanna punk.

sounds like he should be in th NBA.

September 22, 2011  08:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

sounds like he should be in th NBA.

That seems to be his mentality. I admit, on the field he has beena pretty good player, but his mouth and attitude diminish that

September 22, 2011  08:51 AM ET
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That seems to be his mentality. I admit, on the field he has beena pretty good player, but his mouth and attitude diminish that

I guess it's true when they say, "You can take the punk out of the ghetto, but you can't take the ghetto out of the punk."

September 22, 2011  08:54 AM ET
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I guess it's true when they say, "You can take the punk out of the ghetto, but you can't take the ghetto out of the punk."

Funny how this wasn't mentioned when he was doing well and the Reds were in contention ...

September 22, 2011  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

That seems to be his mentality. I admit, on the field he has beena pretty good player, but his mouth and attitude diminish that

Truth

September 22, 2011  09:03 AM ET
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Funny how this wasn't mentioned when he was doing well and the Reds were in contention ...

You weren't in St. Louis

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September 22, 2011  09:19 AM ET

Reds fans, you guys realize that Dusty has to go right?

September 22, 2011  09:50 AM ET

"This is where I want to be. I feel like this is my city... There is no homeboy hookup. I just want to be paid what I am worth."

WTF? You say you want to stay with the big red machine, but ya wanna get paid? If you really wanted to stay, then stay. Otherwise cut the BS cuz nobody's buying it. Players are just out for themselves, which is sad. They make more than enough $, but they whine if they feel cheated. What's a few million when over your career you've made over $150M?

September 22, 2011  10:24 AM ET
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Reds fans, you guys realize that Dusty has to go right?

Big party at my place when he's officially out the door...

September 22, 2011  10:27 AM ET
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Homeboy hookup = hometown discount

Thanks! Why can't he just say that?

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September 22, 2011  10:48 AM ET
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Don't the Phillies have a BETTER record than the Spankmees?

Don't they play in the NL?

September 22, 2011  10:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Don't they play in the NL?

Nevermind, bash that kid at will.

Phillies have a great team.

 
September 22, 2011  11:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Thanks! Why can't he just say that?

Hey Stargate - Berkman just signed an extension for next year.......

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