Over the weekend, I was spending time with my friends, my wife, and my dogs in the lovely mountains of Boone, NC when I made the mistake of checking Twitter. Saturday afternoon, I saw several tweets calling out John Kruk for his terrible remarks about a certain Ronald Acuña home run.
From my understanding, based on the tweets I saw, Ronald Acuña had hit a homer (again) and admired it before proceeding to first base. It appeared that John Kruk had scolded Ronald Acuña for admiring his work. Some tweets even insinuated that Kruk was a racist for having such a response and that old white people are going to hate the way he is going to play the game.
Then I watched the actual clip Monday morning.
Pretty cool to see an old school guy like John Kruk giving Acuña some props. "I guess when you hit it like this, you can admire it some, huh? pic.twitter.com/BvQtF7qed6— Josh Brown (@santoniobrown) March 19, 2018
Saturday’s John Kruk/Acuña drama has led me to the conclusion that I need to spend less time on social media.
There seems to be a lot of younger fans on the interwebs who believe that older white folks are going to hate the swagger that Ronald Acuña plays with. There seems to be folks who think Acuña is the first young baseball player to admire a home run, and that all old white men will hate the way he plays baseball.
Here’s a fun Ryan Klesko bat flip compilation. He’s a white guy.
Check this guy out. He’s also a white guy.
This cracker had the audacity to pump his fist around the bases after blasting one into the seats.
Look at all the angry white people in the stands after this guy gloated after murdering one of his 493 career home runs.
Check this guy out with his chains and swag. Then notice the angry white folks.
White people are fun. Non-white people are fun. Baseball is fun. The end.