Ronald Acuna Claps Back About His Bat Flip On Instagram

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Atlanta Braves star Ronald Acuna took to Instagram in order to respond to being hit intentionally in Game 1 of the NLDS. ICYMI, the 22-year-old was hit by a pitch after bat-flipping a home run to lead off the game. Some thought he might apologize, but he instead left an epic virtual middle finger for anyone offended.

Acuna also had some help from his friends in delivering this knockout punch. Padres superstar Fernando Tatis Jr. jumped in the comment section to show his support. We absolutely love that Ronald Acuna pimps homers and won’t change for anybody. “Let the kids play” was designed to defend baseball players to show their personalities, and this is Acuna’s personality.

Tatis Jr. ruffles plenty feathers on his own with his HR celebrations, but these guys don’t care. Those who don’t like it can either find a way to get them out or call a therapist.

The Atlanta Braves got the last laugh today as they went on to plow through the Marlins 9-5. Outkick’s very own Clay Travis has to love the show these Braves are putting on, and it surely won’t hurt the ratings.

Game 2 is tomorrow at 2:07 ET on MLB Network, so don’t miss it!

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr

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