You could feel the anticipation in the air long before Tuesday afternoon’s game at Camelback Ranch. All morning long, fans flooded in to get their chance to see Freddie Freeman with the Dodgers. Chants of ‘Freddie, Freddie’ on the backfield as the slugger took his batting practice in preparation for his first game action.
When he stepped into the batter’s box against the Reds for the first time, Dodgers fans let him know their appreciation. Those chants once again rained down from the stands, with echoes of one fan telling him how much he loved him.
It was perfect. Then Freddie did what Freddie does: he hit. He drove a 1-2 offspeed pitch to the left side of the infield, beating the shift with ease and moving Justin Turner over to third base. The cheers and chants once again started to come in from the Dodgers faithful.
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It was just a few days ago that the Dodgers shocked the baseball world and signed Freddie to a massive contract. At 6 years and $162 million, they knew that he was the guy they wanted around for a long time. And now they have him.
Freddie Freeman is a Dodger, and that lineup looks very threatening with him right there in the heart of it all. Next up, the Dodgers will take on the Cleveland Guardians at Camelback on Wednesday afternoon.
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