As much as I love baseball, no sport takes longer to get rolling with the garage-clearing days of early spring spent moving leftover snow and recovering from winter depression. But with spring training upon us, the slow crawl to the 2017 MLB season’s opening pitch is finally under way and the sun is back. Several weeks back, we offered some funny fantasy team names to assist you in your quest for fantasy baseball stardom. Now, we check in on unique, yet not too renowned Brewers prospect Brett Phillips and his legendary laugh to get even more juiced up for the upcoming baseball season.
A 22-year-old outfielder in the Milwaukee system, Phillips has never had a Major League at-bat (though he is ranked No. 6 in the Brewers system). Yet he’s become a spring-training invite favorite with baseball fans for his contagious laugh and overall humor.
Like Felix Mendelssohn’s “Songs Without Words,” Phillips laugh is one of pure genius – one that can be listened to for hours on end as it raises the level of serotonin produced in your brain. Yahoo’s Tim Brown – who calls it a “dying donkey, pterodactyl laugh” – did a full piece on Phillips and his memorable chuckle. Worth the read.
This season, Phillips has already gone the extra mile with a parody of ‘Wayne’s World’ (with fellow prospect Josh Hader) – called “Brett’s World” – to commemorate its 25th anniversary and discuss the 10 best baseball movies of all time.
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) February 25, 2017
Like a disc jockey dropping the ultimate beat, I feel as though Brett Phillips has infused us with the proper energy for MLB Spring Training a little earlier than expected. Where I was still mentally stuck in the “pitchers and catchers reporting” days of last week, I now feel as though I’m on the verge of midseason form.
How can he top this, you ask? Well, perhaps a collection of laughable sports memes featuring Phillips as Jeff Spicoli can suffice.