Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips may have lost a step at age 34, but he can still pick it in the field better than any other 2B around. Check out this gem from a couple nights ago.

As Reds fans know, he makes plays like that every week. Better still, Brandon has a childlike joy for the game that is contagious. And he’s great with the fans. I’ve taken my kids down to the Reds stadium many, many times over the years, and BP is out there smiling and signing autographs before every game. I wish other players would follow his example – those five minutes a day can create a new generation of lifelong fans, and baseball needs the help.

Here’s a great story about how Brandon, who is very active on Twitter (@DatDudeBP), created a lifelong memory for a youth baseball team.


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