Ronald Acuña Jr. effortlessly blasted Home Run Derby homers while blowing bubbles
When you think of the word "effortless," what do you envision? After Monday night's display, I hope you'll start thinking of Braves phenom Ronald Acuña Jr., who put on an absolute laser show in the first round of the T-Mobile Home Run Derby at Progressive Field.
Blasting homers around the park with ease, Acuna swatted 25 dingers in his head-to-head matchup against the Pirates' Josh Bell, but it was Acuna's style that warrants special attention. Specifically, his nonchalant swing that found him clubbing opposite-field homers more than 400 feet while blowing bubbles at the plate. Really!
That, my friends, is unteachable. You just have it or you don't, and Acuna definitely does.
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.