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Braves manager has family home after 'hostile' Philly talk.

Braves manager has family home after 'hostile' Philly talk.

PHILADELPHIA – The family of Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker stayed out of Philadelphia on Opening Day.

Snitker called out Phillies fans at spring training for what he said was objectionable behavior from them in the playoffs toward his wife, friends and other family members in Atlanta.

“It's hard out there,” Snitker said in an interview with Atlanta radio station WZGC that aired March 21. “And they don't seem to mind either, quite frankly. It's been hard on them all last year to the point where it's been.” regarding.”

The Phillies have eliminated the Braves in Philadelphia in each of the past two seasons in the National League Division Series. The Braves have won six straight NL East titles and the 2021 World Series.

Snitker also said that Philadelphia had “by far the most hostile crowd” and that his wife would refuse to return to Citizens Bank Park.

Asked what made his family feel unsafe on the field, Snitker said on Friday: “I'm not going to go into all that. Let's talk about today.”

“My wife is babysitting, and the grandkids are in school,” Snitker said at the Atlanta hideout. “They wouldn't be anywhere, honestly, other than home.”

Snitker praised the atmosphere at Citizens Bank Park, which — aside from celebrating its 20th anniversary this season — has earned a reputation as one of the rowdiest places to play baseball.

“This is a passionate fan base, there's a lot of energy in the air and it's true,” Snitker said. “This is a really good club. These fans are passionate about what they do. It's a fun place to play, quite frankly, because there's a lot of energy.”

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