You probably saw the video of Rhys Hoskins arguing with a fan at last night’s game, but if you didn’t, here ya go:
Rhys Hoskins’ alleged fan incident in the 6th after he didn’t immediately run after a dropped 3rd strike… pic.twitter.com/a9SNzHhfd5
— Marc Farzetta (@MarcFarzetta) June 26, 2018
Apparently that fan wrote a post at The Good Phight, the Phillies SB Nation blog, explaining what happened.
But – plot twist! Turns out it was fake.
Here’s the entire post:
I’m not sure if you guys saw the news today but Rhys Hoskins told me to “go home” last night. I called him a bum after his final at bat in the 8th inning (0-4 with 2 strikeouts). He told me to go up to the plate and hit and I told him it was his job not mine then he repeatedly told me to go home. Let me tell you what’s wrong with this picture.
1. I brought my wife and two kids to the game last night.
2. I spent $1,600 on tickets and another couple hundred on merchandise, food, drink, and parking.
3. I paid this money to go and cheer on the Phillies.
4. The Phillies leader told me to go home.
Something is wrong with that picture. This guy is making $552k this season and he has the balls to tell an average fan to go home. I will be going back tonight in the same seats and I will make it a point to heckle him after every strikeout against Severino. This was an unbelievable statement from him last night and I have lost all respect for the guy. I am thinking about starting a go fund me for Hoskins to start seeing a shrink twice a week but then again that might not be enough!
Right, so the phony fan comes across as a jabroni who spent around $2,000 on one Phillies game. He also says the incident happened in the 8th inning when it actually happened in the 6th inning.
Later, editor Liz Roscher added this note to the top of the page:
“Shockingly, this guy was making up the entire thing! I know, how totally unlikely! It was a sad ploy for attention, but this post is too hilarious to take down. The writer has been banned from here forever, but please enjoy his stupidity in perpetuity. I know I will. – LR”
And from Twitter:
I am shocked, SHOCKED to find out that this extremely dramatic fanpost was made up by some dick who wanted attention! OH, THE HUMANITY. We figured it out almost instantly, but it's funny and he's an ass either way. Enjoy the fanpost forever, now with a disclaimer.
— Liz Roscher (@lizroscher) June 26, 2018
I don't even really care if that's the actual guy, or if he did it but made up all the details. He wrote it thinking everyone would sympathize with him, and he could not be more wrong. Thank you, idiot fanposter dude, for making my day ten times over.
— Liz Roscher (@lizroscher) June 26, 2018
Uhhhh….. okay. Regarding SB Nation and their five million blogs, I’m pretty sure that if you’re a “registered” community member that you can just publish whatever you want without editing or supervision. That’s what I’ve been told. There’s an entire guide on how to do it.
And the guy who wrote the thing, “Kofsports,” apparently has his own site and wrote a different version of the story there. He later commented on the SB Nation shit post with this:
“I saw the story on the news so I thought it would be funny to put together a post pretending to be the guy who got yelled at. No, I wouldn’t spend $1,600 to see the Phillies lose to the Yankees. Sorry for offending all of you, I guess you can’t sense the tone in an article.
Everyone can flip out one more time and then get over it. I’ll also offer anyone who was offended by my joke of an article a free VIP membership to kofsports.com if you bet on sports. Delaware Park and Dover Downs is right down the road from you.”
I was offended. I’d like a VIP membership to kofsports.com.
Kof and Liz exchanged a few words after his comment:
Here’s your boy, “KofSports” –
Can’t wait to go over to KofSports.com and check out his content.
Anyway, I’m not sure about TGP’s operating methods, but imagine if we let the fake dog shirt guy from the comments section write guest posts for us. And as far as SB Nation goes, Bleeding Green is excellent, a daily read for me. I don’t think Brandon over there would tolerate some crappy fake fan post.
And I know we would NEVER do anything for cheap clicks at Crossing Broad dot com.