Alec Bohm Made Three Errors in Three Innings, Heard It From the Philly Fans, and Had Some Choice Words

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Alec Bohm Made Three Errors in Three Innings, Heard It From the Philly Fans, and Had Some Choice Words

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We’ve talked about Alec Bohm a bit around these parts over the last couple years. He’s a former third overall pick who is treading perilously close to become a mere post-hype guy thanks to a disastrous 2021 season at the plate. The 25-year-old third baseman had raked in the minor leagues and in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, but 2021 was sufficiently bad (.247/.305/.342, 75 wRC+, with every peripheral regressing) that the calls for a change of scenery were audible this offseason. There were questions if he was even going to make the Phillies roster.

I mention all of that because there’s probably going to be even more discussion of it after tonight. Maybe enough that those change-of-scenery conversations pop back up as soon as this month if the Phillies get desperate (and a team like, say, the Cubs wants to try to give him a different opportunity … ).

Here’s what happened (so far) tonight:

After making a routine play and getting mocked cheered by the Philadelphia faithful, it sure *looked* like Bohm was displeased:

That’s how I read the lips, too – unkind, if understandable, words for the home crowd – and it’s definitely how I see a lot of Phillies fans out there reading it. The reaction is all over the place, and it’s, uh, pretty hostile. I would imagine Bohm will be asked about not only the extreme throwing issues, but also the mock cheer and his response.

UPDATE: After the game, all credit to Bohm for owning up to it, and discussing it openly:



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.