Braves top prospect Ronald Acuna is turning heads at spring training. He’s also turning his hat.
Acuna is competing for an opening day starting outfield job.
According to a story on MLB.com, Acuna is learning the ropes from 10-time Braves Gold Glove winner Andruw Jones. Part of that lesson includes baseball decorum and keeping his hat on straight:
The Braves want Acuna to wear his hat straight and maintain a professional appearance while in uniform. But they do not want to change much about the fun-loving, flamboyant approach that has made him one of the game's most exciting young players.
“The main thing he needs to remember is keep your head straight and respect [your surroundings],” Jones said. “Be humble, but a humble-cocky.”
As a result Acuna’s hat went from sitting slightly lifted above his locks to firmly down his forehead.
The suggestion has stirred up a debate in social media circles. Does it a titled cap change the perception of a player?