Brandon Phillips gives ‘Drunk Guy’ heckler signed ball with great message (pics)
Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips played surprisingly nice with a heckler during a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on Wednesday but got the last laugh courtesy of a bit of trolling message he inscribed upon an autographed ball he gave the apparently inebriated heckler afterward.
The game was being played out in rainy, wet conditions and there weren’t many fans in the stands, so apparently the voices of those in attendance — especially the hecklers — could be heard loud and clear.
One heckler in particular captured the attention of Phillips, so after the game, the Reds infielder sought out the individual, took a photograph with him (above).
An accounting of the events by the brother of the drunken heckler (via reddit):
My brother attended the Pirates/Reds game tonight (that’s him on the left) and decided to get drunk and do some heckling. He started on Joey Votto earlier in the game, yelling things like “Votto has feminine hips!” and “Looks like Votto could easily birth twins!”. He said the crowd around him were chuckling the entire time.
Rain delay in the 7th inning, but afterwards, he got started on Brandon Phillips. Yelling “Hey everybody, look how slow Phillips is!”. My brother said the stadium was almost empty at this point, so his heckles rang loud and clear. According to him, Phillips even looked over and chuckled at one point.
Anyways, after the game, Brandon Phillips runs over and hands my brother this ball.
And that’s when Phillips dropped a troll bomb on the loosey-goosey Pirates fan. The ball contained the following message:
Dear Drunk Guy, Thank You 4 All The Love & Support!! Now Take This Ball And Shut The Phuck Up!!
From Yours Truly,
The redditor also posted photos of the brilliantly executed comeuppance contained on the ball’s inscription:
[H/T Hardball Talk]