Ronald Acuna Jr. slid into the infield grass on accident, then crushed a homer from his knee later in the game
In 1998, the Goo Goo Dolls released "Slide" as the lead single to their studio album Dizzy Up the Girl. In the song, which would go on to be one of the band's biggest hits, vocalist John Rzeznik asks repeatedly, "So why don't you slide?"
The song does not have any known origins in baseball, but it does obviously share the term "slide," which is used in the game's vernacular to describe a player's motion as he moves toward a base. Braves star
Oh no Acuña, what is you doin'?😂 pic.twitter.com/WfExcU3gmU— Cut4 (@Cut4) April 17, 2019
Shout-out to the entire Braves dugout for laughing with Acuna -- not at him, mind you -- after that unique spin on something we take for granted so often in this game.
As for next time, Ronald ... why don't you slide?
His next trip to the plate, Acuna demonstrated that you don't always have to slide ... sometimes you can just crush home runs from your knees. Because why not?
Somewhere, Adrian Beltre is beaming with pride.
Adrian Garro joined MLB.com in 2016. Throughout his travels, both Bartolo Colon and Vin Scully have placed their hands on his shoulders. Not at the same time, though. That'd be amazing.