Grass, dust and loads of salt made up the sphere at Truist Park on Wednesday night time.
Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. is angling for his first MVP award after a season for the ages. Acuna has mashed 41 house runs and snagged 70 stolen bases, turning into the primary participant in MLB historical past to affix the 40-70 membership; this comes after Acuna was the primary participant to affix the 40-60 membership per week in the past.
That has earned him loads of adulation throughout the game, particularly from his franchise and residential crowd. That reality can rub some the incorrect means, apparently.
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Cubs broadcasters Jon “Boog” Sciambi and Jim Deshaies have been none-too-pleased on Wednesday night time, when the Truist Park manufacturing squad determined to play a sizzle reel of Acuna’s season in the course of an extra-inning recreation. With Acuna on second base in a 5-5 recreation within the backside of the tenth, the ballpark video board paid homage to the celebrity outfielder, upsetting the Cubs sales space:
“We’re actually stopping the sport to do a spotlight montage?”
The Cubs broadcasters had an fascinating tackle the stoppage of play after Ronald Acuña Jr. joined the 40/70 membership. pic.twitter.com/ETCLvnK7J8
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“Are we actually stopping the sport to do a spotlight montage?” Sciambi questioned.
“Can we get the bottom after the sport? That is — that is fairly absurd. It is only a hell of an accomplishment however…” Deshaies added.
“Completely, however you’ll be able to’t cease a recreation to run a spotlight montage.”
Whereas the timing is suboptimal, loads of video games have been paused to honor gamers and their accomplishments through the years, so this should not be something new to Sciambi or Deshaies.
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That stated, with the Cubs’ playoff hopes teetering on the sting, it is sensible why
The Braves would take the 6-5 win over the Cubs two pitches later with Acuna scoring the game-winning run on an Ozzie Albies walk-off single. How’s that for salt within the wound?