We’ve all said things we regret before, but most of us haven’t had them picked up by a television broadcast being viewed by one of the most relentless fan bases in professional sports … as Alec Bohm did on Monday.
Rough Day at the Office for Alec Bohm
It was a rough day at the office for Phillies’ infielder Alec Bohm on Monday. Bohm made three throwing errors in the Phillies’ 5-4 win over the New York Mets and was caught by the television broadcast telling teammates, “I f****** hate this place,” when he was showered by boos at Citizens Bank Park.
Bohm confirmed what everyone saw in the clubhouse after the game and admitted that his emotions got the best of him. “I said it … emotions got the best of me. Do I mean it? No. It’s a frustrating night for me. These fans, they just want to win. They’re great. I’m sorry. I didn’t mean that.” Philly is notoriously a rough place to play for visitors and struggling home players alike, and Bohm got a heavy dose of the Philly passion on Monday.
The 25-year-old infielder owned his words and apologized to the fans for what the broadcast picked up during the game. It seems like a non-issue moving forward, but you never do know with Philadelphia sports fans. They’re a different breed, for better or for worse.
Alec Bohm on @NBCSPhilly Phillies postgame on saying
“I f***** hate this place” during game
“I said it. Emotions got the best of me. Do I mean it? No. It’s a frustrating night for me. These fans, they just want to win. They’re great. I’m sorry. I didn’t mean that” pic.twitter.com/YxjO2gqTIJ
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) April 12, 2022
Brett Phillips, (Position Player) Pitching Legend
Brett Phillips’ whole night pitching was wild and fun:
Let’s start with this web gem by Phillips, who ran down a pop-up drifting towards the third-base dugout, sprinting off the mound and then finishing it off with the diving feet-first slide as he made a basket catch for the out:
Phillips told Oakland Athletics outfielder Cristian Pache to hit the weight room after Pache flew out … AT THE WALL 😂:
But, Phillips’ fun came to an end when he served up a grand slam to Oakland’s third baseman Sheldon Neuse:
More Injury Woes for the Mets Pitching Staff
Taijuan Walker and Trevor May become the latest Mets pitchers to be hit with the injury bug this season after leaving New York’s 5-4 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday. After two perfect innings that featured four strikeouts for Taijuan Walker, Walker had to leave the game with what the Mets are calling right shoulder irritation.
“I threw a slider, felt like (my shoulder) got a little irritated,” Walker said. “Just kind of felt sore. Just didn’t feel right. So I came out just to be safe. It’s already feeling better now, but we’ll go for the MRI (Tuesday) just to know what we’re dealing with.”
After pitching the seventh inning, Trevor May left the ballgame with what the Mets are calling possible arm fatigue. Both Walker and May will undergo MRIs today, but the Mets’ injuries across their pitching staff are becoming a significant problem for them. Monday’s late-game meltdown in Philadelphia was all you needed to see to confirm that.
Taijuan Walker signed a two-year, $20 million deal with the Mets after rebuilding his stock with the Toronto Blue Jays during the second half of the 2021 season, but Walker has dealt with arm injuries for much of his big league career. The former second-rounder has already had Tommy John surgery and worked his way back from sprained shoulder capsule during his time with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) April 12, 2022
Nets are on the Market
The Washington Nationals hit the market on Monday when the Lerner family made it known that the team is available for purchase despite Mark Lerner insisting that the team’s availability is “an exploratory process” for the time being.
Chelsea Janes and Ben Strauss took an early look at some potential buyers, what the sale might cost, and the possible ripple effect the deal will have on MASN and the Baltimore Orioles.
— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) April 12, 2022
Odds and Ends …
• Angel Hernandez is the worst umpire on the face of the earth. Ray Charles could have called these strikes, but Angel Hernandez … no sir.
Back-to-back pitches. Angel Hernandez. pic.twitter.com/L45zF6F23D
— Welcome to the Ump Show (@umpjob) April 12, 2022
• Scott Lindholm brings us this nifty and easy to digest graphs chart of MLB attendance over the last 100 years:
• Wholesome MLB content alert 🚨:
Taylor Hearn's sister asked him a question during the postgame interview.
He went on to give the most wholesome answer ever. pic.twitter.com/dZFX9PV73g
— MLB (@MLB) April 12, 2022
• Mike Rodriguez, who covers the White Sox and Cubs for Chicago’s Univision, reported late on Monday that the White Sox and the A’s were close to a deal that would send Frankie Montas to the Southside, but the hold up was Andrew Vaughn, whom the White Sox would be nuts to trade.
— B/R Walk-Off (@BRWalkoff) April 12, 2022
• Bob Nightengale confirmed this morning that the White Sox have zero interest in trading Vaughn for one year of Frankie Montas. So, there will be no deal unless Oakland is willing to come off of their desire to acquire Vaughn.
The Chicago #WhiteSox, who have their home opener today, informed the Oakland #A's that they have zero interest in trading young star Andrew Vaughn for A's ace Frankie Montas. They rejected the proposal weeks ago, and have reiterated that Vaughn is staying put.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) April 12, 2022
• Identical twins Tyler and Taylor Rogers exchanged the Padres and Giants lineup cards at home plate on Monday. What an incredible moment for them and their family!
Imagine exchanging lineup cards with your identical twin at the highest level? This is awesome. pic.twitter.com/OSfoEYq1P2
— MLB (@MLB) April 12, 2022
• Steven Kwan is ON FIRE 🔥:
Steven Kwan cannot be stopped!
He's been on base 15 times in his first 4 career games. pic.twitter.com/SERFBXQiQ6
— MLB (@MLB) April 11, 2022
• There is no better sound in baseball (or the life in general) than a baseball being obliterated by the barrel of a wood bat:
Best sound in baseball, enjoy. pic.twitter.com/WdI8OZayC1
— MLB (@MLB) April 12, 2022