Will I look back on 2019 as the year my wife left me?
Will I look back on 2019 as the year I fell in love with Mary?
Will I look back on 2019 as the year I was laid off from my job of the past 7 years?
Will I look back on 2019 as the year I started with a new company that has me more excited about the work I’m doing that I have been since I was fresh out of school?
Will I look back on 2019 as the year my Mom was diagnosed with cancer?
The answer is obviously all these things, but who really knows. Personal lives are like that. It all matters and we do the best we can.
On the other hand, I think I do know what I will look back on where the Braves’ 2019 season is concerned. It will be the way the season ended. It will be with the Cards lighting the Braves up in the first inning. It will be with blown leads. It will be with the best player of the Braves last 10 years dumping on the best Braves player of this past season and the best Braves player of the 2019 post-season. It will be with that same veteran player ignoring a Cardinals pitcher beaning Acuña for daring to look at his own home run. It will be the with the same veteran limping through the end of the regular season and absolutely stinking up the post-season.
There was nothing I enjoyed more in 2019, and 2018 for that matter, than watching Ronald Acuña Jr. playing baseball. Every minute he’s on the baseball field, he’s having fun. It’s infectious and it’s exciting and we are so lucky to have him on our team. I just hope the Braves Way doesn’t beat the fun out of him.
Yeah, he should have run out both of those hits, but in the grand scheme of things, I just don’t care. I’ll take an Acuña over a Freeman every day of the week and twice on Sunday.