Ronald Acuña Jr. is back.
His comeback after a knee injury that caused him to lose more than 100 games is a significant improvement for the Braves. That’s even bigger for Major League Baseball.
The Superstar outfielder is not only one of the best players in the game, but also among the most lush. For a sport that wants to make more noise and cultivate more stars, Acuña’s dynamic skill set and addictive joy breathe life into The Show.
“Ronaldo Acuña’s influence on Bravese is huge, yes, we all know how good he is,” Ben Verlander told Flippin ‘Bats. “His impact on the game of baseball is far greater than most people can understand. The way he does his job on the field, the energy he brings, the passion he brings, the excitement he brings is the next level. The game of baseball needs it; they need it It attracts national attention. “
LeBron James testifies to that.
As he led Atlanta to a series victory over top-ranked Brewers last weekend, Acuña hosted – and then secured the theater.
A terrible swing on Friday led to the 24-year-old losing his balance and falling into a box. Meanwhile, the ball floated 450 feet.
On Saturday, after launching the ball at 420 feet, Acuña dropped the baton and mimicked James ’famous“ Silencer ”celebration.
That sparked shouts of “King” on Twitter.
“Bringing Ronaldo Acuño back, having him do these things, having it on a national level, is very special and very important,” Verlander continued. “I love guys who play with energy and I like guys who play with passion. But it’s really important. It really grows in the game of baseball.”
Of course, that’s crucial for the Braves as well. They started last week in fourth place in the NL East. After splitting with the leading Mets in the division and taking two of three from Milwaukee, Atlanta is currently second. Defenders of the title are also a lot more fun.
“This is a huge job and there is a lot of pressure on these guys, but at the end of the day you play baseball,” Verlander said. – And it’s so important to have fun.
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