Brandon Emil Phillips was born in Raleigh, North Carolina on June 28, 1981. He attended Redan high School in Georgia. He currently resides in Stone Mountain, Georgia. He’s single, and I understand he’s dating the sister of fellow-former-Indian Coco Crisp, Sheileah Crisp. Sheileah is a professional figure skater.
Phillips is spunky, funny, and entirely likeable. He’s got a great smile and great enthusiasm. He was once quoted in the Cincinnati Enquirer using the word crunk:
If he had thrown me one more high pitch, he probably would have struck me out, but he threw it a little bit lower and I got the head out and I ended up hitting a line drive to center field, drove in two,” Phillips said. “I was thankful and I was real crunk – which means I was happy.
Which I thought was awesome because it demonstrated that Phillips doesn’t consider himself too much of a badass to define his hip, young, cool terminology. Sure, it’s not the definition of crunk as I understand it, but still.