When can we stop asking Freddie Freeman about the Braves?
Alright, it’s been fun. I have thrived on the Atlanta Braves-Freddie Freeman content perhaps more than anyone else in sports media, but it’s been over a year since he signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Isn’t it time to move on already?
Freeman returned to Atlanta for the second time on Monday night and received a standing ovation. It was a nice moment, but at this point the storyline is old. Freeman is a Dodger, he’s embracing the challenge of bringing another World Series to Los Angeles. There are no hard feelings in the ATL.
“A little bit different. I am looking forward to it, I had so many special times there. Obviously, being a World Series champion with the Atlanta Braves, I have so many special memories. I can’t wait to see some of my old friends again. I am looking forward to it, probably not going to be as many tears this time around, but I am looking forward to it but it’ll be a little bit different this time,” Freeman said prior to the series, via SportsNet LA.
This series does have a different vibe to it than last season’s, which is a good thing. Freeman’s raw emotions got the best of him in his first return to Atlanta, so much so that the veterans pulled him aside in the aftermath just to ensure he’s fully on board. That’s no longer in question.
Freddie hit a go-ahead home run in the Dodgers eventual 8-6 win on Monday night. Finally, the gloves are off.