Alec Bohm, Mickey Moniak, and Garrett Stubbs pictured playing wiffle ball with Phillies fans in Wildwood over July 4th weekend
The Philadelphia Phillies had the 4th of July off for the first time in over 100 years.
The last time the Phillies did not play on the 4th of July was 1916. There were only two other instances since then that the Phillies didn’t play on the 4th, with the first being in 1981 due to a strike and in 2020 thanks to the pandemic. I also saw these tweets saying there were five other times the Phillies didn’t play on the fourth, courtesy of Scott Franzke.
After the Phillies 4-0 win over the Cardinals on Sunday, here’s what Rhys Hoskins had to say about not playing on the 4th.
“It’s going to be weird not playing America’s game on America’s holiday, but we’ll enjoy it nonetheless,” first baseman Rhys Hoskins told ESPN SportsCenter after the Phillies’ 4-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday night at Citizens Bank Park.
“I think we’re going to try to get together and spend it as a team.”
When asked about who would be on grill duties for the 4th, Hoskins stated that Kyle Schwarber would be handling the grill because he talks “a big game”.
Side Note: For everyone with the fake outrage about the Phillies not playing on the 4th, just think about the fact that everyone who works at CBP, along with coaches and players that finally got to enjoy a holiday off before crying about not being able to watch the FIghtins play. It’s really not that big of a deal.
Outside of Hoskins and Schwarber, we did get a few pictures come in from Wildwood, New Jersey where Mickey Moniak, Alec Bohm, and Garrett Stubbs were pictured on the beach playing waffle ball with Phillies fans.
Reddit user u/Zyoy shared this photo of Mickey Moniak, Alec Bohm, and Garrett Stubbs playing wiffle ball with some fans down the shore:
Alec Bohm is a monster at 6’5″, 218 pounds standing next to Garrett Stubbs, who is 5’10” and only 170 pounds. Mickey Moniak slides in at 6’2″, 195 pounds and looks fantastic as well.
I’m always a sucker for any Philly athletes to be mixing it up down the shore with fans. I remember being at LaCosta in Sea Isle with Jeff Carter and Mike Richards back in the day, and of course you alway have Jason Kelce and whatever drinking team he assembles across the street at the Ocean Drive in Sea Isle on a regular basis during the summer.
Wildwood is an interesting choice for Moniak and Bohm, but honestly, whatever works. Get down there and mix it up with Delco on the beach. I absolutely love it.
Let’s hope the day off carries over to an important series against the Nationals tonight.
UPDATE – 12:15PM
I’m not doing the Mickey Moniak jokes. Give the kid some time. You are all too ruthless. lol.