Phillies fans irate after Brewers steal Rhys Hoskins' bat spike moment

Division Series - Atlanta Braves v Philadelphia Phillies - Game Three
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If you're a Philadelphia Phillies fan, you've certainly seen it by now. The Milwaukee Brewers, fresh off of signing Rhys Hoskins to a free agent deal last week, celebrated their new acquisition with an uncomfortable video posted across the team's social media channels.

The video in question begins with Rhys Hoskins in a Phillies uniform hitting his iconic home run in Game 3 of the 2022 NLDS against the Atlanta Braves. What happens next is as cringy as it is vomit-inducing to Phillies fans everywhere. As Hoskins begins his beloved bat spike in celebration, the Phillies uniform is replaced by a Brewers uniform as he gestures to the crowd.

For those of you who may not have seen the video in question, you can take a peek at this corniness below.

You want to provoke an entire fan base? You got a new one now, Milwaukee Brewers.

Phillies fans did not hold back on social media after watching this video

User RMacs (@PhillyHotspur) got things kicked off, labeling the Brewers as a poverty franchise for trying to claim the iconic moment.

Meanwhile, Phillies Baseball Talk (@FightinsTalk) simply told Milwaukee to delete the egregious video.

And PhillieDrone (@PhillieDrone) called the video precisely what it is: "absolutely disrespectful."

And these are just a few that were safe enough for us to post. There were plenty more with language not suitable for your favorite Phillies news site.

What does Rhys Hoskins think about all of this?

NBC Sports Philadelphia shared a clip of Hoskins' call with the media, in which the controversial hype video was a topic he was asked about during a mostly retrospective interview. While the video certainly bothered Phillies fans, Hoskins seemed almost amused by its very existence.

"There are a lot of talented people on social media nowadays," Hoskins said. "So that was pretty cool to see. But I can imagine that there's a new found competitive reason to be mad at each other or get after each other by Brewers and Phillies fans."

Hoskins signed a two-year $34 million contract with the Brewers on Jan. 23. For Phillies fans hoping to give Hoskins a proper sendoff, the Brewers will be at Citizens Bank Park for a three-game series June 3-5. Let's hope the only bats being spiked are by the guys wearing Phillies uniforms.