Acuña -- and his mini me -- sport 'too small' chain on Red Carpet

July 11th, 2023

Baseball fans be warned: There’s another Ronald Acuña out there. And he looks a lot like his dad.

On Tuesday during the T-Mobile All-Star Red Carpet show in Seattle, Braves outfielder brought along his son, also named Ronald. Both Acuñas sported versions of the same piece of jewelry but in different sizes -- a glitzy chain portraying the electric Acuña in action.

“You’re blinging out the babies!” MLB Network’s Matt Vasgersian told the elder Acuña. “I love that.”

Acuña’s chain features the superstar doing the “too small” gesture Braves hitters perform at first base after getting a hit. It’s perhaps especially fitting for Acuña given the way his play has towered over most others. His .990 OPS is second in the Majors, as are his 41 steals. One week ago, he became the first player in AL/NL history to record 20 or more home runs, 40 or more steals and 50 or more RBIs by the All-Star break.

And Acuña clearly has plenty in store for baseball fans in Tuesday night’s All-Star Game. Asked by Vasgersian if he would try to steal second and third base after a single or walk, Acuña replied, “I’m going to steal home, too.”

While Acuña fielded the question, his son toddled offscreen -- maybe just attempting a steal of his own.