Adam Duvall's reunion with the Braves isn't just about his on-field performance

Blooper scored a huge win when Adam Duvall resigned with the Braves.

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When news broke on March 14 that Adam Duvall was re-signing with the Braves for his third stint, many fans were overjoyed, but no one was more excited than a certain mascot.

It's no secret that Blooper is one of the best parts of the Atlanta Braves experience but he has a partner in crime who was missing in 2023.

Unlike other fans, who were calling all offseason for the Braves to add Adam Duvall for his bat and quality defense, Blooper was more excited for the return of Duvall's son, Stone.

Why Blooper is so excited for the return of Adam Duvall's son

If you're not familiar with the pair's relationship, it might seem odd that the mascot of a team is excited about a player's reunion because of their son. However, if you do know the story, you're just as excited for Blooper as the Duvall family is.

During Duvall's second tenure with the Braves, his son, Stone, struck up a friendship with the Braves mascot. As Michelle Duvall, Adam's wife, shared, Stone is very shy, but he's very open with Blooper.

Their friendship became noteworthy during the 2021 postseason run, with the pair getting a spotlight on Fox 5, with Adam mentioning he thinks Stone loves the mascot more than him.

After Duvall left after the 2022 season for the Red Sox, Blooper was understandably heartbroken, but he noted that "it only hurts because it was real."

Blooper and the Duvalls did manage a meet-up during the season, even though the Red Sox weren't in town last season, as Wally brought Stone down during Blooper's mascot party.

When the Braves announced they had signed Adam Duvall for the 2024 season, many fans were excited about the slugger's return, but there was no one as excited as Blooper. As sending off a bunch of keyboard slams and yeses, the mascot finally settled down and triumphantly proclaimed, "THE BOYS ARE BACK".

Others, like sports media personality Jared Carrabis, were also quick to point out what the Adam Duvall reunion really meant: a reunion for Stone and Bloopy.

Adam made his Spring debut on Saturday afternoon against the Rays in Northport and went 0-for-2 with a strikeout. He did a brief interview with Brandon Gaudin and C.J. Nitkowski and mentioned Stone asking him to get pictures of Blooper. It's safe to say Bloop was a great recruiting tool for the Braves.

This is an extremely heartwarming story and is what baseball is really all about. Duvall and his family came back to Atlanta for many reasons and we wish him nothing but the best this season.

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