Last night’s 14-inning extravaganza between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds featured seven runs, 17 hits and one alleged act of racism.
Following his team’s Monday night victory, Reds 2nd baseman Brandon Phillips took to Twitter and went off on a nameless player from the Pittsburgh Pirates who purportedly said something racist to him. When did this happen? He didn’t specify. However, after some nifty investigation work, the good folks over at The Score pointed out that the racist comment probably happened (if it happened) in the eighth inning when Phillips was hit by Pittsburgh reliever Jared Hughes.
Via Phillips’ account:
There is no word yet on whether baseball and/or the Pirates will do anything about Phillips' accusation.
(Kudos The Score)