Phillies: Alec Bohm thanks fans for standing ovation despite hating Philadelphia

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Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Alec Bohm showed his appreciation for the Phillies and his fans just one night after expressing his frustration.

Philadelphia Phillies’ Alec Bohm had a difficult game against the New York Mets on Monday with three errors. He expressed his frustration and stated, “I [expletive] hate this place” (via ESPN). His feelings changed quickly when he received a standing ovation from the crowd the next night as a pinch-hitter.

Bohm may have felt frustrated from his difficult performance the night prior, but he seems to appreciate the city and its fans.

“Look, emotions got the best of me. I said it. Do I mean it? No. It’s a frustrating night for me. Made a few mistakes in the field. But these people, these fans, they just want to win. You heard it. We come back, they’re great. I’m sorry to them. I don’t mean that.” -Alec Bohm, via The Philadelphia Inquirer

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He also seems to have some appreciative feelings about the standing ovation, and he overall seems to appreciate the fans more than anything.

“It was cool, it was really cool. I appreciated it. At the end of the day, if you have siblings, you fight with your siblings one second, and then you’re best friends again. All they want is transparency. We all want the same thing. We’re all in this together.” -Alec Bohm, via The Philadelphia Inquirer

While Bohm expressed his appreciation for the fans and the Phillies, Phillies manager Joe Girardi expressed his appreciation for Bohm.

“That’s about as tough a night as you can have on the field, and emotions got the best of him. What I’m proud of is he owned up to it, he responded well in the game, he helped us win a game [Monday] and he learned from it. That’s what you have to do.” -Joe Giardi, via ESPN

Bohm has a lot to be thankful for with the Phillies, and he seems to know and appreciate it following a standing ovation for his performance.

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