Rhys Hoskins admits he was wrong for challenging fan
Rhys Hoskins got into it with a fan during Monday’s loss to the New York Yankees, and now he is acknowledging that he probably shouldn’t have.
After striking out in the sixth inning of the 4-2 defeat, the Philadelphia Phillies outfielder was seen jawing with somebody in the stands as he retreated back into the dugout. Ben Harris of The Athletic reported that Hoskins, who went down the dugout steps and then came back out to continue the conversation, appeared to say, “You go hit,” while motioning to home plate.
After the game, Hoskins apologized for the incident and admitted that he was in the wrong, according to The Athletic’s Meghan Montemurro.
Hoskins apologized for jawing with the fan behind the Phillies’ dugout. Cited frustration in the moment, saying “it shouldn’t happen, it can’t happen. … I was in the wrong.” Hoskins said he couldn’t remember what the fan said to him or what he said back to the fan. #Phillies
— Meghan Montemurro (@M_Montemurro) June 26, 2018
Hoskins’ sour evening was a rare blemish on what has otherwise been a strong sophomore season so far for him. Granted, he may be an easy target for the fans these days considering his sense of fashion.