Freedom Center digs deep into controversy over Native-American-themed mascots, recalling local fights over the symbols
0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
A panel hosted by the National
Underground Railroad Freedom Center Nov. 7 sought to bring to light the
deep hurt and offense felt by the Native American community through the
use of stereotypical mascots in team sports.
by Danny Cross
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Earns SportsCenter coverage for repeatedly calling Enquirer reporter "fat motherfucker"
Reds second baseman
Brandon Phillips is typically all smiles when the cameras are on him, but before
last night’s game against the Cardinals — and just outside the frame of a video
recorded by a St. Louis-area radio station — Phillips let the expletives fly
during a tirade against Enquirer
reporter C. Trent Rosecrans, who dared to accurately report Phillips’ shitty
on-base percentage in response to Phillips asking to bat higher in the lineup. The incident earned a
minute-long segment on SportsCenter and responses from multiple national
baseball writers.Phillips was moved to the second spot in the batting order for that night's
game — he has batted fourth most of the year and ranks third in the National
League in RBI. In a tweet, Rosecrans pointed out that Phillips' .310 on-base
percentage is lower than the .320 of the guy he replaced in the
two-spot in the team's lineup.Phillips
reportedly went off on Rosecrans in the clubhouse and then continued the tirade
during the media session with Baker. Phillips, who is off camera in the video, interrupts
the interview with Baker, calling out “fat motherfucker on the end” and saying to
Baker: “Tell him you’ll have me bat eighth if you’re worried about my on-base
percentage. Fat motherfucker, make him happy.”Phillips
says to Rosecrans, “I’m tired of you talking that negative bullshit about my
team, dog. I found out your Twitter name motherfucker, that’s a wrap.”Rosecrans responds, “Wow, took you how many years?”Dusty
Baker laughed and then said, “I ain’t in this; it’s between you and him.”Rosecrans
says, “It’s between him and him.”The Enquirer
a blog in response to the incident before the game was over. Enquirer sports editor Angel Rodriguez
wrote, “While we are disappointed in Phillips' reaction, we understand it is a
pennant race and emotions are high during a crucial series with a heated rival.
This isn't the first time a player has lost his temper in response to a
reporter's questions and it won't be the last. It is part of covering the team
response to an outpouring of support on Facebook, Rosecrans wrote that this
kind of thing isn’t really new to the world of sports coverage but thanked
people for the support.Rosecrans
was the Reds beat writer for the Cincinnati Post and has reported for local
radio stations and websites, in addition to spending most of 2012 writing a
weekly sports column for CityBeat. He
is a 10-year member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.The full video can be seen below:
0 Comments · Wednesday, February 6, 2013
pitchers and catchers, including Punxsutawney-native Devin Mesoraco,
report for spring training on Feb. 11, signaling the start of yet
another baseball season.
0 Comments · Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Many people were unhappy that the Reds
signed Dusty Baker to a two-year extension shortly after the end of the
team’s 2012 season, but the people happiest with the news are the Reds
0 Comments · Wednesday, October 10, 2012
MONDAY OCT. 8: Pizza Hut will give an audience member at next week’s presidential
debate at Hofstra University free pizza for life if they exploit the
town hall format of it and ask one of the candidates if they prefer
sausage or pepperoni as a topping during the debate.
0 Comments · Wednesday, October 3, 2012
It’s too bad it took a mini-stroke for
Dusty Baker to get a little bit of relief from his critics. Baker will
be leading the Reds to their second postseason appearance in the last
three years, but he’s far from beloved in town — he’s hardly even
0 Comments · Tuesday, July 3, 2012
It took all the way until the first day
of July, nearly a week from the All-Star break, to figure out just what
was off about this baseball season. We’ve had plenty of exciting games still
there was something missing, and I couldn’t put my finger on it until
the National League All-Star rosters were announced. Tony La Russa, we missed you.
0 Comments · Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Most people don't remember the dude from high school who drove a Volkswagen. Why would you? He's probably right now sleeping in someone's front yard adjacent to the site of his most recent driving accident. The AP reported today that the new leader of the German automaker will soon enter discussions with NASCAR about entering one of its dangerous little cars into a race.
0 Comments · Wednesday, April 8, 2009
The Reds are a young, talented club with big upside in a couple years. They're the envy of many clubs for their young pitching, which could become dominating. They have a couple of young, left-handed hitters to replace the old ones they let go. They've been getting younger for a while now, and if getting younger means getting better they might start getting better soon.
0 Comments · Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Bob Castellini went on the radio a couple weeks ago to clarify that he is, indeed, excited about the upcoming Reds season. And who isn't? The Reds season is baseball season, after all. Castellini didn't go so far as to say the Reds are going to win this year, but if he did say it who would believe him anyway?