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The Daily Chop: Giving thanks

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The Atlanta Braves have a lot of reasons to be thankful this holiday season but having Ronald Acuña Jr. locked up through 2028 is reason enough to celebrate. Having lived through the 90s, I was fortunate enough to have watched Hall of Famers Chipper Jones, Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux and John Smoltz perform on a daily basis. While those early 90s teams were magical, the shine began to dull as the decade wore on. As a result, I was guilty of not fully appreciating the greatness that was on hand in Atlanta each and every day of the season.

That is something that I have vowed to not let happen with Acuña who appears to be a generational talent. He plays the game with the flair of a superstar but with a youthful exuberance. That is something that needs to be celebrated and most importantly thankful for.

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