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Ronald Acuna continued his one-man MVP campaign by launching a baseball into orbit.
Houston, we have a problem.
Specifically, we have a problem finding a home run ball that Atlanta Braves star Ronald Acuna Jr. blasted to the moon on Tuesday night. Acuna tattooed a pitch from Chicago Cubs pitcher Trevor Williams that didn’t land until it was approximately 481 feet from home plate.
Not only did Acuna blast his seventh home run of the year, but it was an absolute moonshot that just about reached orbit.
Dogecoin isn’t the only thing going to the moon, so too is the ball Acuna blasted.
Watch: Ronald Acuna hit a home run 481 feet
Get the popcorn, and those fancy solar eclipse goggles, and behold the glory of what Acuna did on Tuesday night.
We’re not even through the first month of the regular season and already it looks like we have a runaway favorite for NL MVP. Acuna has clobbered seven home runs in 72 at-bats, and seems to be delivering a highlight a night.
Braves fans are no strangers to his superstar status, as Acuna headlines a lineup dubbed the Baby Braves who arrived a year or so ago seemingly out of nowhere to dominate the National League.
Atlanta fell short of a World Series last year, losing to the Los Angeles Dodgers, and now face a dual NL West threat in the similarly young, talented, and hungry San Diego Padres. But for as exciting as Fernando Tatis Jr has been for the Padres, Acuna has matched him almost every step of the way.
As long as Acuna can stay healthy — which so far this season looks like a bigger if than we’d all like — he and the Braves are going to be hard to stop and a lot of fun to watch.