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VIDEO: Braves Announcer Joe Simpson Implies Juan Soto Isn’t 19

We regret to inform you all that Atlanta Braves announcer Joe Simpson is at it again. The old fart who went viral a week ago for bitching and moaning about the Dodgers wearing shorts and tees during batting practice annoyed some fans Tuesday by questioning if Nationals stud rookie Juan Soto is really a teenager.

“If he’s 19, he has certainly got his man growth,” Joe stated during the seventh inning of Game 1 between the Braves and Nats.

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An old, white homer acting ignorant in the booth really shouldn’t ruffle any feathers — what do you expect????? — but, of course, baseball Twitter was pissed:

Age fraud hasn’t been a thing in Latin America in nearly a decade. But then again Joe Simpson is stuck in the past, so it’s not a surprise that he proffers this sort of garbage. Ignore it.

Juan Soto is 19. Period. Full stop. And he’s doing things the game never has seen before. https://t.co/V5iWMkkleF

— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 8, 2018

The 19-year-old phenom is enjoying a monster rookie season with the Nats, slashing a ridiculous .310/.424/.556 with 13 home runs in 66 games. Soto played in the minors for just two seasons before getting called up (for good) in May.

Juan Soto (@Nationals) has reached base 5 times today.

At 19 years, 286 days old, he’s the youngest player to reach base safely 5+ times in a game since Robin Yount on May 3, 1975 (at age 19 years, 229 days).

— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 7, 2018

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