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Somebody check on Brandon Phillips

Sep 29, 2010, 10:30 AM EDT

The Reds had the traditional champagne and beer shower last night (see the video below), as was their God-given right as men, baseball players and Americans (and Dominicans and Mexicans and Cubans and everyone else on the roster).  It’s probably worth sending over some chicken soup and aspirin to one of those players, however, because he’s not used to that sort of thing. It’s Brandon Phillips, who is a non-drinker. Here were his comments before last night’s game:

“I told everybody this is the only way I would drink,” a smiling
Phillips said, to a large crowd of reporters in the clubhouse today. “I
hope I don’t get drunk or anything after one sip. It’s worth it to take
that sip.”

Anyone who can remember their first beer — or at least their first beer after not having one for years — should hope that he left it at a sip, because I wouldn’t wish that headache on anyone.

Now: some Reds champagne shower goodness:

  1. Gobias Industries - Sep 29, 2010 at 11:24 AM

    My first real experience with alcohol involved several shots of Amaretto. By the end of the night I was wearing 11 t-shirts and jumping up and down in a puddle for whatever reason. But no headache the next morning. I’d like to claim that this makes me some sort of man, but I already told you I was drinking Amaretto.

  2. matt - Sep 29, 2010 at 12:04 PM

    Never forget my first experience really drinking large amounts. My sister was visiting from Florida. We went to a friend of her’s house. He had turned his fridge into a large beer keg filled with frosty cold coors light. It was the one and only time I thought beer taseted good. It was cold as ice and I kept pounding them. After a few hours I got up, wobbled my way outside and somehow found my way home. I guess I was in my early teens. Gotta love my sister….

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