The premise of this situation is a simple one. Ronald Acuña was on a hot batting streak and Jose Urena was a frustrated pitcher who decided to take him out instead of having him hit possibly another homer.
Enter the Braves
Here we have a pitcher actually challenging his opponent and successfully getting him out. pic.twitter.com/muf2XGfgRX— Atlañññññta Braves (@Braves) August 16, 2018
That was a great team play too that ended up being a nice double play, just the way you're supposed to play baseball. Not one person deciding to take matters into his own hands and choosing to take a player out of the game illegally.
But don't worry fans, Acuña's streak is still alive!
Per MLB's Rule 9.23, @ronaldacunajr24's home run streak will still be active when he plays his next game.— Atlañññññta Braves (@Braves) August 16, 2018
This Braves social media team is just on another level. They didn't tag Urena, didn't mention Acuña, but you already know who this was directed at and why they're posting the video. Trolling is often best when it's a subtle jab.
It even earned some praise from SB Nation.
And for those of you fearing that the Marlins
Seriously, they're dead, please stop!
Is it darker in here?
How about a direct message to the Marlins pitching staff?!
The Braves posted this too during the game.
The benches have cleared at SunTrust Park after Ronald Acuña Jr. was hit by the very first pitch of the game. 樂樂樂— Atlañññññta Braves (@Braves) August 15, 2018
Their trolling is just on a different level. It's not loud and crass -- it's subtle and clever and it has to hurt more. And perfect for a situation like this.
Wait, one more for the road!