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Juan Soto homers in first game wearing 'Soto Shuffle' chain originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
There are very few people who can rock a chain with a pendant of themselves hanging from it. Juan Soto is one of those people.
The Nationals' outfielder walked out for his first at-bat Friday against the Atlanta Braves wearing a "Soto Shuffle" chain that featured No. 22 doing his signature move in gold-encrusted form.
Braves starter Charlie Morton walked him in that first at-bat, but two innings later Soto came up again and blasted a 418-foot homer to straightaway center field for his 16th long ball of the season.
While Soto hasn't yet put together the MVP-caliber season fans have come to expect, he has started to heat up in recent weeks. The 23-year-old extended his active hitting and on-base streaks to 11 and 18 games, respectively, with his first two plate appearances Friday.
Perhaps the Soto Shuffle chain can help unlock the other-worldly player that finished second in NL MVP voting last year.