Alec Bohm said he hates this place, instantly becomes the most relatable athlete in Philadelphia
Phillies baseball is back, baby. After a horrible start to the Mets game, the Fightins scored five runs in the bottom of the eighth inning, winning the game in comeback fashion, 5-4.
Outside of the eighth inning, the game was pretty miserable and it appeared that the Phillies fan base lost all hope just four games into the 162 game season. Ranger Suarez wasn’t as sharp as people expected and the defense, which everyone swore the Phillies didn’t need this season, coughed up three errors in the first three innings of the game, thanks to third baseman Alec Bohm.
Needless to say, Phillies fans weren’t too happy. Sure, we knew that Alec Bohm was bad a defense, but to have three errors in three innings, two of which that came on routine ground balls, is pretty terrible. All hope was lost with the Phillies midway through the game last night and to really rub salt in the wound, Alec Bohm was then caught on camera appearing to say “I fucking hate this place” to Didi Gregorius after fans gave him a sarcastic cheer for not screwing up a ground ball throw to first.
Social media caught fire as people called for Alec Bohm to be dragged out of Citizens Bank Park for insulting the great city of Philadelphia. It was like no one has ever said “I fucking hate this place” in regards to Philly when in reality, the same people who were upset are the ones who probably say the exact same thing on a daily, if not hourly basis during a Philadelphia sporting event while our teams inevitably underperform, just like Alec Bohm did last night.
Hundreds of “professional” lip readers trying to decipher what Alec Bohm actually said while also criticizing anyone who tweeted out that Bohm said “I fucking hate this place” convinced it was horrible to make assumptions like that about the Phillies young third baseman.
It was absolute chaos online as everyone settled on the top three answers as to what Bohm said:
- I fucking hate this place
- I fucking hate these plays
- Let’s fucking end this please
I thought to myself that there was no way Bohm actually said “I fucking hate this place.” Just didn’t make any sense to me. Then I became concerned that he said “I fucking hate these plays” in reference to routine ground balls at third, which was arguably worse.
I ended up settling on the fact that Bohm, who was having a really rough night, told Gregorius “Let’s fucking end this please” hoping to get off the field as quickly as possible.
I was convinced that there was no way that Alec Bohm said he hated this fucking place.
To my surprise, that’s exactly what Bohm said.
After the game, Bohm spoke with the media and straight up admitted that he said he fucking hated this place and that his emotions got the best of him after a rough start to the game.
Well, okay then. Bohm did say that he hates this fucking place and honestly, it was refreshing to hear a Philadelphia athlete get smothered by the media and just end the entire story by being completely honest with what happened.
Bohm instantly became the most relatable Philly athlete in the city. After dealing with so much drama on our other sports teams, from Carson Wentz to Ben Simmons, it was refreshing.
Bohm is getting embarrassed defensively night in and night out and people want him to just play baseball and not be upset about it?
As a player, I would hate it here too if I made it the whole way to the MLB and all of the sudden can’t field a routine ground ball while 25 thousand sad, depressed Phillies fans who haven’t seen a playoff baseball game in a decade people gave me shit for it.
You would be mad too and honestly, I’m happy that Bohm was mad. Could you imagine if he wasn’t?
Unfortunately, Alec Bohm can’t play third base. The Phillies need to get him at first base or at DH. That seems unlikely with this lineup, so maybe just a bat off the bench until further notice. I would even let him go play in AAA at third base on a daily basis. Plus, Joe Girardi running him out there with Suarez on the mound (a ground ball pitcher) was stupid in the first place.
Side Note: Alec Bohm is still batting 1.000 on the season after going 1-for-1 tonight with two walks and a run scored. One of those walks kickstarted the five-run alley in the eighth.
We’ve all been there. Good on Bohm for squashing it immediately after. It definitely saved us from several boring debates on Philly sports talk radio this week and for that, we’re grateful.