It's Ronald Acuña Jr.'s world, and we're just living in it. On Thursday, the young superstar launched home run No. 40 of 2019 as he inches closer to the elusive 40/40 feat. More notably, Acuña became the youngest player in MLB history to sock 40 dingers and swipe 30 bases in a single season. After the Braves' win over the Phillies, the All-Star outfielder was asked if he was looking forward to celebrating Atlanta's inevitable clinching of the NL East crown now that he is 21 years old and permitted to consume alcoholic beverages in the United States. And to say that the young superstar is amped would be a complete understatement.
After Thursday's dub, the Braves' magic is now down to just one, so there's no doubting that last year's NL Rookie of the Year is counting down the moments until he's able to crack open his first legal bottle.
Acuña will have the chance to do just that should Atlanta defeat the Giants in their series-opener at SunTrust Park Friday.
Get your bubbly ready, Pheñom.