Ronald Acuña Jr.’s sweet and simple tweet makes Atlanta Braves fans miss baseball even more
It has been way too long since Atlanta Braves fans got to see Ronald Acuña Jr. play baseball.
Atlanta’s most talented player has not suited up for the Braves since shredding his knee on the warning track down in Miami right before the All-Star Game. Acuña missed the rest of the season with a torn ACL. While it looked to be season over for the Braves, they rallied unlike anything we have seen in recent memory. After a flurry of trades, they caught fire and won the World Series.
In the meantime, the Braves are still the defending World Series champions for as long as MLB doesn’t get that it doesn’t get it.
Ronald Acuña Jr. makes Atlanta Braves fans miss baseball even more
While most of the Braves’ offseason has been consumed by Freddie Freeman being a free agent, Atlanta is getting back its most gifted player even if Freeman decides to bolt. Acuña has a chance to be even better than Andruw Jones or Dale Murphy in the Atlanta outfield. Though it had to have killed him watching his teammates win the Fall Classic without him, he looks to be on the mend.
Though repeating is so hard, Atlanta would benefit from a shortened season, as there is no way on god’s green earth we are getting 162 in 2022. The Braves won it all in 1995 coming off the catastrophic 1994 players’ strike. With more time to recoup from the World Series victory over the Houston Astros, the Braves’ title defense becomes more likely the longer this thing is dragged out.
With the DH now being universal, it not only helps Atlanta’s chances of re-signing Freeman, but it should help get Acuña’s bat back into the lineup faster, assuming we are even getting baseball this spring.