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Baseball Tonight introduces creepy ‘Point-Counterpoint’ segment

The lovely producers of Baseball Tonight were nice enough to bring us a special, technologically advanced segment of ‘Point-Counterpoint’ aka ‘Creep the Living Hell out of the Viewer’ where Steve Phillips interacts with himself.  Here are the disturbing highlights.

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Matt Weiner introduces Point Phillips and Counterpoint Phillips and then firmly begins to list the ways he will attempt to kill himself after the show.  Sadly, neither Phillips #1 or #2 has opted to part his hair in the middle for the segment.

Note to Steve:  This would have been as good a time as any to go back to the bold middle part you once sported during your tenure with the Mets, as it would have really shaken things up between Point Phillips and Counterpoint Phillips.

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Counterpoint Phillips (right, pink) sends text message to Point Phillips (left, sky blue) promptly causing his cell phone to vibrate in his pocket, thus ensuing giddy laughter and spastic clapping from Point Phillips as captured above.

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Point Phillips (center) breaks from cue cards and goes into passionate Daniel LaRusso concentration routine, forcing producers to happily end the segment prematurely.

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12 Comments

  1. Johnny

    June 12, 2007 at 12:04 am

    I’ve never seen him happier than in that second picture. He really does love himself. Fair point though, the part in the middle could have put the segment over the top.

  2. Dirk Diggler

    June 12, 2007 at 8:46 am

    Signing Mo Vaughn was the highpoint of his career.

  3. Von Kaiser

    June 12, 2007 at 9:17 am

    If they try this with Stuart Scott, hide the knives

  4. Descent

    June 12, 2007 at 9:35 am

    Is this for real? Did/Does this really happen?

  5. The Sports Hernia

    June 12, 2007 at 9:45 am

    Unfortunately these pictures are painfully real, it happened last night.

    Even Matt Weiner called the segment “creepy” after it ended.

  6. Von Kaiser

    June 12, 2007 at 10:22 am

    That middle picture looks like a couple of apes happily throwing dung at each other

  7. brent

    June 12, 2007 at 10:31 am

    Thank you for commenting on this. I was watching this last night and was thoroughly freaked out. My wife kept asking me if that was his twin brother. I’m like, “No…there are now 2 Steve Phillips. This is too bizarre.” If they’re going to clone anyone at ESPN, please let it be Skip Bayless so I can have the pleasure of murdering him twice.

  8. More Credible

    June 12, 2007 at 11:10 am

    Hey, just another ingenious way for ESPN to flip/flop and contradict itself. That way, they can appeal to all audience’s opinions.

    Pretty soon, you’ll see Sportscenter and ESPN Radio doing this too.

  9. hercules rockefeller

    June 12, 2007 at 1:11 pm

    They did a similar creepy-ass thing w/ Gammons a few years ago. It had Gammons as the bartender and Gammons as the customer. Freaked me out a little I must admit.

  10. Descent

    June 12, 2007 at 5:41 pm

    Did Counterpoint Phillips talk all jumbled like Bizarro Superman? He soon will…

  11. allonthefield

    June 12, 2007 at 9:33 pm

    Very spooky. One Steve Phillips is too many, in my opinion.

  12. fredster

    September 27, 2007 at 5:36 pm

    hello steve the yankees making it to the playoffs 13 straight years in a row and you said that they werent gonna make it this year and last year but yet they made it last year and this year what is that 0 for 2 steve phillips so maybe you shouldnt doubt the yankees and they are probably gonna go all the way then im gonna laugh so hard n comment you again and rub it in your face.

    p.s hahahaha they made the playoffs again

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