I liked the old ceremony.” PHI coach, Atlanta sniper? The U.S. media is cynical, saying, “Why don’t you hit a home run?
- on Sep 14, 2023
Ronald Acuña Jr. (Atlanta Braves), who is challenging the unprecedented record of 40 home runs and 70 stolen bases, makes his celebrations as flashy as his baseball skills. It seems that Philadelphia Phillies manager Rob Thompson, who gave up his 37th home run, did not like seeing such a scene. Regarding the home run ceremony, he caused controversy by saying, “I like the old style.”스포츠토토
Acuña Jr. hit a two-run home run in the 5th inning to make it 3-1 in a game against Philadelphia on the 13th (Korean time). And he went around the base and performed all kinds of ceremonies. He raised his index finger at his coach as he walked out to first base, and immediately flapped his arms, sending his teammates into a frenzy. Right in front of home plate, they imitated NBA star Trae Young’s ‘Ice Cold’ ceremony. The game ended with Atlanta winning 7-6 in the 10th overtime.
Coach Thompson said on a radio broadcast on the 14th, “I like our players to ‘do it the way they used to do it.’” It was a remark that could be interpreted as a ‘sniper’ towards Atlanta players if he made a fancy ceremony.
Coach Thompson emphasized that he has no personal ill feelings toward the Atlanta team or Atlanta players. “It has nothing to do with Atlanta, Acuña Jr., or Osuna. They can do what they want. It’s not something I can control. I just prefer the old way,” he said. “I’m not trying to cause controversy.” “He said.
He also added, “Baseball has changed now,” and it is no longer an era where home run ceremonies offend pitchers. He said, “I think most baseball people, including myself, know that a bean ball can ruin an opponent’s career.”
Coach Thompson has taken action to resolve the situation, but the media’s view on this is cynical. The perception that ‘Major League is negative toward home run celebrations’ is a thing of the past. Several media outlets pointed out that Coach Thompson’s way of thinking was ‘outdated’.
According to the Associated Press, “Home run celebrations have gotten more creative over the years. Forearm bumps are outdated. Pittsburgh Pirates players brandish knives. Minnesota Twins go fishing. Miami Marlins players wear vacation hats. Seattle. “The Mariners even had a Darth Vader helmet. Atlanta is rocking. Whether anyone likes it or not,” he wrote.
Yahoo Sports said, “Coach Thompson actually seems to let his team’s players do as they please. Philadelphia players also celebrate ‘big ball’ when they get on base, and have fun together after hitting a home run. Whenever a player does a broadcast interview after a game, he does something different. “Players sometimes spray liquid, sunflower seeds, or the contents of dugout trash cans,” he wrote.
“That’s why Coach Thompson’s complaint about celebrations feels hypocritical (since Philadelphia does it freely, too). Every team celebrates its teammates in its own way. The best players on the best teams can celebrate in any way they want. “If Coach Thompson didn’t want to see that happen, he shouldn’t have hit the home run,” he pointed out.