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Phillies manager Rob Thomson is not a fan of Ronald Acuña Jr.'s home run celebration

Sep 13, 2023

The Philadelphia Phillies suffered a heartbreaking 7-6 extra innings loss at the hands of the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. And manager Rob Thomson said as much when he spoke with the the morning show hosts on 94WIP, Philly's sports talk radio station. But those hosts had a question for Thomson that wasn't about anyone's play on Tuesday night. They wanted to know: was he bothered by Ronald Acuña Jr.'s celebration while he was running the bases during a home run?

"I like our guys to act like they've been there before," Thomson said. He went on to say that he knows the game has changed over the years and that he can't control it, so he tries not to let it bother him too much.

Let's take a look at the celebration that rubbed Thomson the wrong way. Acuña's homer came in the fifth inning, and he hit it off Zack Wheeler, one of the National League's very best pitchers. But more importantly, that home run broke a 1-1 tie and put the Braves up 3-1 over the Phillies. And Acuña celebrated accordingly, holding his arms out straight and flapping his hands like a bird while he was jogging around the diamond. His teammates in the dugout did the same motion back.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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