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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Meet the Tribe: Andy Phillips

Ironically, this article appeared the day before Andy Phillips was traded to the White Sox:

From the Indianapolis Star:

Position: Infielder.

Born/Resides: April 6, 1977, in Demopolis, Ala./Lives in Ralph, Okla.

College: Alabama.

Attributes: 6-0, 216/bats and throws right.

Experience: 11th season, first with Pittsburgh organization.

Got some highlights in the hair? "Yeah, I went with a little red and blond during spring training. People don't expect that from a guy in Alabama."

Hobby? "I enjoy golf. I play the guitar."

Any good at golf? "Being good, that's relative."

Guitar, huh? "Actual guitar. I don't get into Guitar Hero."

Player you idolized growing up? "Ryne Sandberg."

What do you get the biggest rush from in baseball?
"Getting a big hit in a crucial moment, to win a game. Or making a defensive play that ends the inning. Anything that changes the momentum."

Do you practice a behind-the-back throw at middle infield? "I don't know that you have to practice it. Sometimes, it's just instinct. I've done it once in my career, in 'A' ball, and it worked. I was a little afraid it wasn't going to go over well with the manager, but he thought that was the only play I had."

Last thought in your head before stepping into the batter's box? "I'm just usually thinking about trying to hit the ball the other way, to the right-center field gap."

Funniest teammate? "Steve Pearce. He gets it for today. Don't know if it will last."

Hmmm. I didn't know he was living in Oklahoma. Why Oklahoma?

And highlights...somehow I didn't think he was a highlight kind of guy. Now I'm curious to see what his hair looks like.

I checked out some White Sox blogs to see why the Pale Hose wanted Andy. Apparently, they're hoping to stop the bleeding in Charlotte. The Charlotte Knights have been terrible. I didn't think the big league clubs really cared how their AAA teams did, but I guess it might be dispiriting to the prospects to lose every night.

Andy is listed as a first baseman on the Charlotte roster. No jersey number yet. And he did not play last night. The lineup for tonight hasn't been posted yet, so I don't know if he'll be in it.

UPDATE: Andy Phillips is playing 1B and batting third for the Charlotte Knights tonight.


posted by BubbaFan, 11:43 AM


The highlights are a tool that allow pornstars to know who the real Andy Phillips is, and not be fooled by charlatans and cheap imitators.
commented by Anonymous Brendanukkah, April 19, 2009 9:27 AM  
Poor Andy is never going to live that down, is he?
commented by Blogger BubbaFan, April 19, 2009 9:46 AM  

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