Braves tweet joke that Ronald Acuna Jr. homer caused Georgia earthquake
Georgia was shaken early Wednesday morning by an earthquake, and the Atlanta Braves took to Twitter to joke that the tremors were caused by a home run from superstar slugger Ronald Acuna Jr.
A earthquake measuring at a 4.4 magnitude was recorded by the U.S. Geological Survey at approximately 4:14 a.m. local time Its epicenter was located near Decatur, Tenn., but was felt in Georgia as well. An aftershock measuring 3.3 magnitude also was felt about 13 minutes later.
The Braves took to Twitter a bit later Wednesday morning to crack their Acuna joke.
We knew that @ronaldacunajr24 home run ball would land eventually…— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) December 12, 2018
Sorry to wake you guys up! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ https://t.co/qxeLhVbfWG
Acuna slugged 26 home runs in his first major-league season, an outstanding campaign that earned him NL Rookie of the Year honors.
Many of the soon-to-be 21-year-old’s round-trippers were of the long-ball variety, as illustrated in tweets curated by Atlanta’s WSB-TV.
Acuña has officially left his “mark” in Marlins Park. This is where his 432-foot HR hit. #Braves pic.twitter.com/9js0ErOAp7— Kelsey Wingert (@KelsWingert) August 24, 2018
This ball should be landing in South Carolina sometime early next week.#ChopOn pic.twitter.com/R4Y1U14c7R— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) August 23, 2018
Acuna also launched a 452-foot homer in a game against the Nationals on Aug. 8. The young slugger even opened up his MLB career with a 416-foot blast in his first game back in April.
WELCOME TO THE SHOW RONALD ACUÑA JR!#ChopOn pic.twitter.com/zdT3eHsaqH— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) April 26, 2018
Earthquakes typically are not fodder for humor, but given how the Braves elected to make a joke about Wednesday’s seismic activity, odds are Georgians were not too impacted by the tremors.