Former Atlanta Braves star Freddie Freeman wrote a heartfelt goodbye to fans on Saturday, ending with a mic drop.
Freeman’s exit feels uncomfortable at times. Since signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers, there have been many recognizable shots from both the Freeman and the Braves organization. Simply put, it’s not surprising since there’s history there.
The 32-year-old is a Dodger. The Braves don’t have to like it, but there’s no reason for hostility on either side. Freeman recounted all this in a letter to Braves Country.
“First of all, my relationship with (Braves president of baseball operations) Alex Anthopoulos remains very good. When we spoke earlier this week, I told Alex how much I enjoyed my time in Atlanta, especially last year when we all experienced the thrill of winning. World Series. I also apologize for some of the comments I made during my introductory press conference with the Dodgers. It has been a very emotional week for me and my family.
Everyone should know my wife, Chelsea, and I will always have the utmost respect for the entire Braves organization and the city of Atlanta. My family and I love every minute we have in Atlanta. We envisioned our future there, which is why it was an emotional week for us.”
Freeman spent his time in Atlanta, and says he still considers it his second home. Now, he is ready for the challenge that lies ahead in a new city, a city he is familiar with.
Freddie Freeman offers challenge to Braves
Freeman is eloquent and forthright in his letter to Braves fans, courtesy of Mark Bowman of MLB.com. He didn’t want to become salty or ungrateful to the organization that raised him, and he accomplished that.
He also wanted to give Dodgers fans a preview of what was to come – the undying tenacity and dedication to winning that comes with being a player of Freeman’s caliber.
That’s why, even in this seemingly bloody farewell letter to Braves fans, he ends with one last challenge. While some will shy away from a rematch with their former team in the post-season, Freeman welcomes it.
“See you in June… and in October.”
It’s the competitive advantage we all know and love.
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