Brandon Phillips on All-Star Game: ‘We gotta make it like Club Great American Ballpark’

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Less than halfway through the season, the Cincinnati Reds are already 14 games out of first in the NL Central, leaving fans with little to be excited about beyond hosting the All-Star game at Great American Ballpark. While it’s been a rough year in western Ohio, three-time All-Star second basemen Brandon Phillips had plenty of interesting things to say on SiriusXM’s MLB Network Radio. The self-proclaimed “King of Cincinnati” gave his thoughts on everything from the state of the Reds and hosting the greatest All-Star game of all time to getting his tan on.

“I feel like we have great players on our team,” said Phillips. “As a team, we kind of suck a little bit. But other than that, once we put everything together I feel like that the Reds’ country should still believe in us.”

Phillips also had some suggestions for the Midsummer Classic on July 14.

“Don’t be bringing that old crap to the field,” Phillips said. “I get tired of hearing this, ‘Cincinnati, Ohio,’ song every seventh-inning stretch. I really hope they don’t play that song there, because that’s embarrassing.”

The second basemen revealed his plans for the All-Star break.

“I’m going to be in the Bahamas chilling, boy,” said Phillips. “They don’t make my complexion no more. This is 11:59 right now. I’m trying to get midnight, baby.”

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