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Alec Bohm says ‘I f-king hate this place’ after mocking Phillies fans

Phillies third baseman Alec Bohm said he let his emotions get the better of him when he dropped an F-bomb in Philadelphia’s 5-4 comeback win over the Mets on Monday.

After the game, Bohm apologized for being caught on camera and told Phillie teammate Didi Gregorius, “I f–king hate this place,” apparently referring to Philadelphia.

Bohm appeared frustrated after hearing sarcastic cheers from fans at Citizens Bank Park as he made a routine play in third atop second. The taunt came after he committed two throwing errors.

Cameras captured a close-up of Bohm during the heated moment, which he was quizzed about after the game.

“Look, the emotions got the best of me. I said it. Am I serious? No,” Boehm told reporters. “It’s obviously a frustrating night for me. Made a few mistakes on the field.

“Look, these people, these fans, they just want to win. You heard it, we’re coming back, they’re great. I’m just sorry for her. I don’t mean it like that and the emotions just overwhelmed me.”

When asked by a reporter, “So you really love this place?” Bohm smiled and said, “You know what, yes I do.”

Phillies manager Joe Girardi said: “I think it was one kid who was frustrated. I don’t think that boy was referring to the city of Philadelphia or the fans. I think he was referring to the situation he was in.

“Put yourself in his place. This must be a tough place. I told him I was there. I had three passports. I passed balls to lose a game. In this situation you hate everything. Think about what he felt. This is not a funny situation.”

Bohm made three errors at third base in the first three innings. His first occurred when he charged a ball that bounced off Ranger Suarez’s glove and threw it wildly down right field.

Alec Bohm plays a ball in a 2021 game
Alec Bohm plays a ball in a 2021 game
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His second mistake in the second inning was a routine grounder that he threw over first baseman Rhys Hoskins and into foul territory. Bohm’s third error was a throw that forced Hoskins out of the pocket.

Bohm’s struggles came at a time when he was fighting for the third base job over rookie Bryson Stott. Selected by the Phillies with the third pick in the 2018 Wichita State University draft, 25-year-old Bohm was considered one of the jewels of the Phillies’ farm system prior to his arrival in the major leagues.

Ahead of Monday’s win against the Mets, Girardi said he chose to start Bohm over Scott because of his previous success against Mets starter Taijuan Walker.

“He succeeded without Walker. And like I said, they’ll play both. I think it’s important that they both play,” said Girardi.

The Phillies were 4-0 down before hitting five runs against two Mets reliefs in game eight for a stunning comeback.

Philadelphia hosts the Mets on Tuesday and Wednesday to complete a three-game streak between the NL East rivals.

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JOE HERNANDEZ

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