He was so emphatic that the video of the celebration quickly reached Twitter and was shared, retweeted, liked and commented on by thousands of people.
Having endured insults and comments from opposing fans, Acuna admired the home run, performed the “silencer”, took his hands to his ears, danced, smiled, shook hands…the celebration was actually one of the most complete we have ever seen: it had a little bit of everything.
Traditionally, the MLB community has generally been against this type of behavior.
In recent years, some fans have started to enjoy these celebrations, bat flips, and similar things.
However, what Acuna did is still criticized by the majority of the industry.
Still, some players liked it, even some pitchers.
“Legend. This is authentic and celebrated in their culture. I love it. Most of Americans are too boring to understand or accept it. Need more of this in the MLB!” Chicago Cubs pitcher Marcus Stroman tweeted.
Legend. This is authentic and celebrated in their culture. I love it. Most of Americans are too boring to understand or accept it. Need more of this in the MLB! 🗣️ https://t.co/o5ZhyLrsGc
— Marcus Stroman (@STR0) January 25, 2023
Stroman is partially right, but it needs to be said that a sizable portion of the Venezuelan and Latino community still condemned what Acuna did.
In the end, things got a bit out of control as Acuna’s family and some opposing fans had an altercation in the stadium.
Then the player announced via Instagram that he wouldn’t be playing any more games with Tiburones de la Guaira.
We will have to wait to see what will happen with Acuna and his immediate future, but let’s just say his home run celebration brought some controversy and spice to baseball.