Cincinnati's Brandon Phillips is Not Good With Children

By Connor Muldowney
Brandon Phillips
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Being a professional athlete comes with a lot of responsibilities. For example, you’re expected to be a role model if you play professional sports because kids look up to you as heroes. Cincinnati Reds‘ second baseman Brandon Phillips is known for voicing his opinion at times, but overall he’s a pretty solid MLB player to look up to.

However, one baby that he met recently will tell you otherwise — if the baby could talk, of course. Phillips was asked to take a picture with a young Reds fan and of course the second baseman couldn’t say no to such a cute child. The child, on the other hand, probably wished he could have said no to Phillips.

Well, just check out the picture for yourself if you want to know what I mean:

As you can see, this woman’s child was terrified of Phillips and there was nothing he did to deserve the stink eye from the small child.

What did we learn from this picture, folks? Never leave your child alone with Phillips because there is something about him that scares the life out of kids. This baby can’t even talk yet — most likely — and he already knows how scary Phillips is.

Okay, I’m just poking fun at the Reds’ star, but he should be a little embarrassed by this because he looks so happy and the kid looks so terrified.

Hey, at least the kid cheered for the rest of the game, right?

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