July 16, 2006

Non-Baseball Stuff

Sheileah CrispBrandon 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.

10 comments to “Non-Baseball Stuff”

  1. beckys says:

    I’m fairly certain that in a pre-game interview with Jim Day, Brandon said he was married and has two daughters. He also is an avid bowler.

  2. Red Hot Mama says:

    Hmm. I got my information from a reliable source, but I’ll ask around and see if I can find anything more out. Brandon would be pretty young to have two kids, but I suppose you never know.

  3. Kelly says:

    While it could be possible Brandon is dating someone, he is usually advocating his availability. On the other hand he is a pretty private person so if he was in a relationship he wouldn’t be the type to wear a banner. But I do know for a fact that he is not married and has no kids. His older brother is married with three kids, so maybe in the interview he was talking about his brother or maybe even a team mate. But you are right Becky, he does love bowling :)

  4. 3d says:

    Brandon has a beautiful baby boy . Brandon Jr.

  5. Jdub says:

    Kelly…you have no clue to say that you know for a fact he has no children. I for a fact know that he does. I actually know his beautiful son personally. He really does like bowling though.

  6. Alex says:

    If it is such a hot topic….Why doesn’t someone just ask him? If he does have a son, how old is he Jdub? Does he live with him?

  7. 3d says:

    Not a not topic just tired of hearing the rumors. Bran Jr. is only 2years and already loving his baseball !!!!!!

  8. June Bug says:

    It doesn’t matter if he does or not!!! He is a great baseball player and a great role model to kids. How bout that hot topic. Thats his business! Sorry if i was rude

  9. Ty says:

    No need apoligize, he is a great baseball player but he isn’t a great person–and that, I know for sure. I can bet my life on the fact that he has children, and I am positive he doesn’t take care of them. How much money is he making now??? and what do they have?? does he even see them? does he care that he doesn’t see them? Let me answer that one for ya–NOPE HE DOESN’T In his own selfish way I’m sure he loves them. When you have children they are supposed to come first not yourself. He can still have his great career and take care of his children at the same time. If he did that then maybe we can talk about being a rolemodel. It is obvious that that he is very much in love with himself, but why can he take some of that love and share it with his children?

  10. Red Hot Mama says:

    If that were the case, paternity is easy to establish. It’s hardly like poor, helpless women are left with no recourse when they find themselves pregnant.

    In any event, unless you have some proof, or even some evidence, take your slander elsewhere. I’m sure there’s a nice message board out there for people like you to feel better about yourselves by saying nasty things about the people you’re jealous of.