In keeping with the theme of writing about the Cardinals because the Cubs... suck, here are some quotes from both teams about the situation surrounding Brandon Phillips' comments.
"Everybody, they respect me for what I said. Those are my comments. A lot of people feel that way all throughout the league. Many people feel that way."
"Brandon is being Brandon. He's a mini version of T.O. and Ochcocinco. He stirs the pot. It's just what he does. Brandon thrives on that. You guys [in the media] thrive on that. I don't take it much serious."
"We're facing an issue with Jason (LaRue). He got clobbered in the head with their starting pitcher kicking. So he has a slight concussion and he has some facial tears there ... We'll see how that's all handled."
"I've got Cueto kicking me in the back. It's super unprofessional. I don't know where he learned how to fight."
"The comment he made last night ... that's going to happen. If you think I'm going to be in a good mood about the comment you made last night, don't say hi to me."
"It's a shame Cueto doesn't have a brain."
- Jason LaRue
"When 15 people get over you, you get scared. I did get nervous, a lot. I put my feet up, trying to get out of the way. I was trying to get up. My back was against the wall and I was trying to get people out of the way so I could get up."
"It was fine. I think Scott (Rolen) grabbed me and they thought we were doing something. That's when the bullrush got me. Scott was pulling me out and I was fine with that. I didn't know what happened, I felt someone grab me. Next thing you know I'm laying on the net getting kicked."
"That's a very friendly way of putting it. It's a very nice thing to say."
-Scott Rolen (when told by a reporter that it looked like he was trying to serve as a peacemaker)
"We just lost today. Regardless of what happened, it's all about wins and losses and we got an L today.”
"One thing led to another and guys were chirping and some guys said be quite and then one of their coaches told our guys to be quiet, I told him to be quiet and Tony told me not to talk to his coaches. ..."
"Now we've got to clear our head and play baseball. .... If you hate someone, you have to go out and beat them on the field."