April 23, 2024

Braves manager has family at home after ‘hostile’ Philly talk

PHILADELPHIA — Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker’s family stayed out of Philadelphia on Opening Day.

Snitker referred to as out Phillies followers in spring coaching for what he stated was objectionable habits from them within the playoffs towards his spouse and different Atlanta associates and family members.

“It’s rough there,” Snitker stated in an interview with Atlanta radio station WZGC that was broadcast March 21. “And they don’t seem to mind either, quite honestly. It was rough on them all last year to the point where it was concerning.”

The Phillies eradicated the Braves in Philadelphia every of the previous two seasons within the National League Division Series. The Braves have gained six straight NL East titles and the 2021 World Series.

Snitker had additionally stated Philadelphia had “by far the most hostile crowd” and that his spouse would refuse to return to Citizens Bank Park.

Asked what made his family really feel unsafe at the ballpark, Snitker stated Friday. “I’m not going to get into all that. Let’s talk about today.”

“My wife’s babysitting, and the grandkids are in school,” Snitker stated in Atlanta’s dugout. “They wouldn’t be anywhere, honestly, other than home.”

Snitker in any other case praised the environment at Citizens Bank Park, which — other than celebrating its 20-year anniversary this season — has earned a fame as one of many rowdiest locations to play in baseball.

“This is a passionate fan base, and there’s a lot of energy in the air and rightly so,” Snitker stated. “This is a really good club. These fans are passionate about what they do. It’s a fun place to come play, quite honestly, because there is a lot of energy.”

Snitker dismissed almost 45,000 booing followers and broke out a large smile and laughed as he jogged to the third final analysis throughout lineup introductions forward of Atlanta’s 9-3 win over the Phillies on opening day.

“They don’t boo nobodies,” Braves starter Spencer Strider stated. “That’s what I’ve been told. I like playing here. It’s a fun place to play. There’s passionate fans, and a good team on the other side of the field. Usually it leads to a good game.”