Let the games begin. Opening Day is finally here, but shockingly, that isn’t even close to the biggest headline of the day. More Freddie Freeman drama has arrived, and it has the potential to be a massive story.
In an interview with Yancen Pujols on Instagram live, Ronald Acuña didn’t hold back his thoughts on his old teammate, who apparently he isn’t very fond of.
Ronald said he won’t miss Freddie Freeman, said he wasn’t nice to him in his rookie year and even talked about the rookie hazing. The hit by pitch stuff was something I mentioned first. GN.
— Yancen Pujols (@YancenPujols) April 7, 2022
Acuña did go on to later deny the claims; however, while I don’t speak Spanish myself, enough people that do have confirmed Acuña did indeed say these things about Freeman.
"I won't miss Freddie Freeman. We had friction, he didn't care when I was plunked. Freddie was overbearing and he wasn't someone I could talk to ever", Ronald Acuña Jr. on Freddie Freeman in an interview with @YancenPujols. pic.twitter.com/Nzc991i94t
— Héctor Gómez (@hgomez27) April 7, 2022
im afraid @YancenPujols is correct and Acuna is just denying those claims. https://t.co/9WY1GSbf4w pic.twitter.com/5B8n31rltv
— el niño (@wanderfranco_) April 7, 2022
I’ll pretty much trust Hector Gomez with my life, so holy crap! If the Braves and Dodgers rivalry wasn’t big enough already, it just got exponentially more intense. Old school vs. New school, and I’m here for every second of it.
This isn’t a great look for Acuña. Whether his statements are true or not, he shouldn’t be saying this type of stuff publicly, and I’m sure the Braves will make that very clear to him today. However, I believe them to be true. The way Freeman reacted to the Marlins continuously plunking Acuña was odd, to say the least. On top of that, Freeman always had a weird obsession with Acuña running everything out, even if nobody else on the team did the same. Perhaps moving onto Matt Olson turns out to be a much more significant upgrade in all phases than we initially imagined.
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