Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips is typically considered one of the better athletes on social media, but it turns out he’s pretty damn good at dealing with hecklers as well.
BP was hearing it from a couple of Pirates fans who had drank a bit too much at Wednesday’s game in Pittsburgh and he decided to shut them up in pretty much the coolest way possible.
The story comes from a Reddit user:
My brother attended the Pirates-Reds game tonight 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.
So how did Phillips handle the situation? Well, first by approaching the drunk guy and taking a selfie with him…obviously.
(It’s pretty easy to tell who the really drunk guy is…)
— John Uh Fin (@SonOfTheMayor) June 19, 2014
But, as if that wasn’t cool enough, BP went a step further and delivered a hilarious autographed ball to the Pirates fan:
In case you couldn’t quite make it out, the ball says:
“Dear Drunk Guy, Thank You 4 All The Love & Support!! Now Take This Ball And Shut The Phuck Up!! 🙂
From Yours Truly,
Amazing. I will definitely now be heckling the shit out of Brandon Phillips if I ever get the chance.