Cringeworthy: The Alec Bohm Challenge
It’s now Tuesday, April 13th and Atlanta Braves fans are still upset about what happened during the Phillies and Braves game on Sunday Night Baseball.
The Phillies beat the Braves 7-6 on a controversial play at the plate in the ninth inning. With one out and Alec Bohm on third base in the top of the ninth inning, Didi Gregorius popped a ball up to shallow left field along the line. Braves’ outfielder Marcell Ozuna caught the ball and immediately threw home, as Alec Bohm tagged and dash towards home plate to give the Phillies the lead. The umpire called Bohm safe at the plate.
Yes, the call at the plate was a crucial part of the game but it certainly did not singlehandedly determine the outcome of the series finale. The Phillies scored in four different innings. Harper, Gregorius, and Hoskins all hit home runs, and every hitter from 2-7 had hits during the game.
We aren’t even 10 games into the MLB season. It’s April and I’m fairly certain the Braves will be able to bounce back from a bad beat. However, no one will shut up about this game and the Braves, with help from their “fanbase” have started a new hashtag challenge on social media called the #AlecBohmChallenge.
You now have dumb, unintelligent, and unfunny Braves fans posting pictures of their feet next to plates. As you probably could imagine, the feet and plate are not touching. Here are a few examples:
Cringe. I know what you’re thinking. It’s crazy to even be talking about one blown call during the MLB season and especially when that call happened in April. I’m personally embarrassed for everyone involved in this dumb hashtag challenge, much like I have been embarrassed for anyone participating in social media hashtag trends in the past. Pictures of feet are disgusting. Braves fans are disgusting. The entire fake outrage over a blown call in April in disgusting.
Do Braves fans not realize that overturning a call in the MLB that shows no indisputable evidence is something that rarely ever happens? Does anyone have any proof that Alec Bohm did NOT touch the plate? Of course not. This is just like the weeks following a New Year. You have casual baseball fans watching baseball at the start of the season, like you have people running to gyms to start a new resolution at the beginning of each year. Neither of the two really know what they are doing and will certainly fall off a month later.
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse after a Braves fan attempted to heckle Bryce Harper while not being able to pronounce their star players name, we have reached a new level of stupid. These people aren’t fans. They’re idiots. Watching the national media (Buster Olney), actual Braves players (Dansby Swanson), and social media (Hashtag Challengers) continue to embarrass themselves is pretty funny. Maybe Phillies fans should start a #BravesFansChallenge and post pictures of crying babies all over social media.