Does anyone actually have a problem with Marcell Ozuna’s selfie celebration?

Marcell Ozuna, Atlanta Braves. (Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports)
Marcell Ozuna, Atlanta Braves. (Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports) /

Marcell Ozuna is known to take a selfie from time to time while starring for the Atlanta Braves.

In his two years with the Atlanta Braves, outfielder/2020 designated hitter Marcell Ozuna has celebrated his big flies with some of the finest over-the-top selfies you will see on a baseball diamond.

These are not your strait-laced Braves from yesteryear. Even though manager Brian Snitker is a Bobby Cox disciple, Atlanta does not play like a Bobby Cox team. It can be a little feast-or-famine at the plate from time to time, but it can be absolutely electrifying when guys like Ozuna or Ronald Acuña Jr. connect on a moonshot. When it goes well, this is one of the most fun teams in baseball.

What we really want to know is does anybody actually have a problem with all of Ozuna’s selfies?

Atlanta Braves: Marcell Ozuna has become synonymous with taking a selfie

Whether it is the bright yellow neon batting sleeve, the Braves cap tilted to the side or the premeditated celebratory selfie, it is abundantly clear that Ozuna is a very visual person and one who has a flair for the dramatic. Again, he is not a Brave from the Team of the ’90s era, so you can understand how some baseball traditionalists may not be a fan of his overly celebratory nature.

With that in mind, his selfies have never been about showing up the pitcher, but rather encapsulating those special moments that makes baseball fun. The best part in all of it is he will often snap one in the Braves dugout with his teammates after a big fly. This celebration, as well as the team’s rallying cry of Mix It Up and Acuña’s “La Bestia” are all about getting Atlanta fired up.

So does anybody have a problem with Ozuna taking these selfies? Maybe, but it says more about the person being turned off by them than anything. I would take a player who plays with a great deal of joy any day of the week over a stoic who does not care if his teams wins or loses because he will get paid the same no matter what. The selfies may get old, but it sure beats the alternative.

Let me make one thing perfectly clear: We will all take selfies when Atlanta wins a World Series.

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