There was some controversy between Rockies fans and their former third baseman.
After the game, he spoke to Jim Hayes of Bally Sports Midwest about the home run and you can watch that below.
Jeff Jones of The Belleville News-Democrat said tweeted this:
While he did not say it in the interview with Bally Sports West, Arenado did say it .. but he told the media about it on Zoom after the game.
This may be a questionable statement from Arenado considering that you could contend that Arenado did have a curtain call in the game with the walkoff home-run that completed the cycle.
There’s semantics on whether or not it was a “curtain call” or not (like since he didn’t go in the dugout and return but just stayed out on the field after it, is it a “curtain call”) but either way, that was a pretty big moment in his career.
Arenado also acknowledged this to the St. Louis media before saying he never had a curtain call before.
"“This was one of the greatest moments,” said Arenado on hitting the home run during the Cardinals home opener. “You know, I’ve been fortunate to hit a couple homers, hit a homer for the cycle one time and … that still probably tops this just a little bit. But I’ve bever gotten a curtain call before and to get one of those was just an unbelieveable feeling. Never had that.”"
You can watch Arenado’s comment below.
This came on the heels of Arenado’s teammate, Adam Wainwright, saying earlier that Arenado was sending video of himself hitting to show the Cardinals front office “when he was trying to get traded over here.”
So what we have is a lot to unpack.