By all accounts, Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna is the best prospect in the minors. Baseball America, Baseball Prospectus, and ESPN all ranked Acuna as the game's No. 1 prospect going into spring training. Although it is unlikely Acuna will break camp with the Braves -- for service time reasons, not because he isn't MLB ready -- the team is already letting him know how they want him to conduct himself. MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports the Braves want Acuna to wear his hat 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." Are we seriously doing this in 2018? Still complaining about how players wear their hats? It was a Very Big Deal when Ken Griffey Jr. first wore his hat backwards during the Home Run Derby more than 25 years ago. We're still doing it now?
Braves want Ronald Acuna to wear his hat straight; here's why that's dumb
CBS Sports | Mar 1