Athletes also on occasion do have a little fun with the overexuberant fan. Cincinnati Reds All Star second baseman Brandon Phillips just did that this week. Phillips who is known to be very fan friendly was getting heckled in a game at Pittsburgh. Phillips decided he had enough and tossed the fan an autographed baseball with a special note on it:
Phillips also posed with the fan with no ill feelings:
Nice job Brandon. I am sure you just gained a fan from a rival team.
Another great response by a ballplayer was from Tony Gwynn Jr from a couple years back: