Braves’ fan embarrasses himself trying to heckle Bryce Harper and JT Realmuto
Ronald Acuna Jr. had a huge night for the Atlanta Braves last night, hitting a towering 456 foot home run to centerfield, adding two doubles, and a single to the stat sheet. The Atlanta Braves beat up on the Phillies and ultimately won the game, 8-1.
With the Phillies blowout, came hecklers from Braves’ fans sitting behind the visiting dugout. Braves fans, who aren’t really baseball fans and rarely even support their own baseball team, threw the same old insults to Bryce Harper that we have all heard a million times below.
“You’ll never be as good as Acuna”, the dumb Braves fan told Harper. The problem, is that the fan was pronouncing Acuna’s last name as “A-coo-na” and Harper, being the gentleman that he is, calmly corrected the fan more than a few times.
How embarrassing can you be? Braves fans can’t even pronounce their star player’s name and decided to chirp at Bryce Harper and JT Realmuto. I’m laughing. Realmuto is laughing. We’re all laughing. The first and only rule of heckling is to make sure you’re right or at the very least, be so ridiculous that everyone knows you’re being ridiculous. There’s no in between. To film that video above and then taking it to social media thinking you got the best of Bryce Harper is pretty remarkable.
Bad use of social media. Bad use of heckling. Just flat out embarrassing behavior from the Atlanta Braves fanbase. The Phillies are back in action tonight looking to rebound off the beating they took last night. Zach Eflin is on the mound.