Whenever you go to a baseball game, it doesn’t take too long to hear a group of people (who’ve probably taken part in a few alcoholic beverages) that say whatever’s on their mind for everyone to hear.

Cincinnati Reds’ veteran second baseman Brandon Phillips has probably heard his fair share of heckling over his 13 years in the major leagues. He got creative and decided to retaliate during a recent game, tossing a game ball up to a fan with a personal message written on it.

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The ball read:

“Dear Drunk Guy, Thank you 4 all the love & support!! Now take this ball and shut the phuck up!! From yours truly, Brandon Phillips #4 ‘DatDude'”

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Talk about taking things in stride…