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Philadelphia Phillies’ Alec Bohm gets ovation night after three errors, choice words

Philadelphia Phillies’ Alec Bohm gets ovation night after three errors, choice words
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A night after saying, « I f—ing hate this place, » Phillies third baseman Alec Bohm got a standing ovation from the Philadelphia crowd.

Bohm, who made three errors Monday in a 5-4 win over the New York Mets and later apologized for how he vented his frustration, came in as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning Tuesday in the second game of the series. He received an ovation before grounding out.

« It was cool, it was really cool, » Bohm said after Tuesday’s 2-0 loss, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. « 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. »

Phillies manager Joe Girardi said he thought Bohm handled the apology well.

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« That’s about as tough a night as you can have on the field, and emotions got the best of him, » Girardi said. « 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. »

Bohm made three errors at third base in the first three innings Monday, and cameras caught him having some choice words after his second error.

However, a rally he ignited with a leadoff walk — and owning up to his mistake — might have soothed hard feelings.

Bohm said « emotions got the best of me » and that did not mean any offense toward the franchise or Philadelphia.

« I said it. Do I mean it? No, » Bohm said. « It’s a frustrating night for me, obviously. Made a few mistakes in the field. Look, these people, these fans, they just want to win. You heard it, we come back, they’re great. I’m just sorry to them. I don’t mean that. »

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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