The moment of debate occurred Feb. 15 during one of Acuna’s first interviews of the spring.
“He did it in an interview early in camp,” Snitker said. “And he was told not to do that anymore.”
The team addressed it with Acuna then, according to a person familiar with the situation. Acuna was happily receptive and understood why the team instituted the rule. There have been no problems since.
Snitker clarified why the Braves have the unique policy, citing respect for the greats of the organization.
“It’s the look,” he said. “You do respect the game and the organization and the team on the front of it (the hat). I tell these guys, we don’t do things like everybody else. There’s a lot of Hall of Famers who spent a lot of time in this organization.
“We wear batting practice jerseys, and people don’t put glasses on over the “A,” things like that, out of respect for the Hall of Famers that put a lot into this organization and all those flags that are hanging.”