When it comes to a team experiencing the postseason for the first time in five years, the question undoubtedly gets asked about how they’re handling the pressure. It’s only natural for an inexperienced club to start feeling the heat as the intensity of the games grows day by day. But this Braves team is not showing any signs of that. As a matter of fact, this group seems to be going the other way. It’s been a loose and even keel bunch all season. If you need any proof, Ronald Acuña was asked about that very topic before Saturday’s game in Philadelphia.
“I would say I’m having even more fun than before. With the excitement of the playoffs being around and moving on to the next round, I think it’s going to be even more fun” Acuña said through team translator Franco Garcia. When it comes to the energy he brings to the ballpark, he said Braves fans should expect that no matter how old he is. “I can assure you it will be for the rest of my career because that’s just the way I play the game.” If you needed any further proof that Acuña, and the rest of the young Braves are not getting caught up in the moment, here’s Example A: