Ever since Freddie Freeman was signed to the Dodgers, it feels like the Braves drama has followed him. That included the Atlanta General Manager shedding tears over him not returning and Freddie seemingly annoyed by that. He later apologized for some of the comments he made about his former team during his introductory press conference.
But that drama was reignited this week. Braves outfielder Ronal Acuna Jr went on an Instagram live session and seemed to throw Freddie under the bus a little bit, explaining why he wouldn’t miss him now that he was with the Dodgers.
Acuna talked about veteran players wiping eye black off of his face and telling him how to dress on the field. Freddie went on MLB Network to sort of respond to that, explaining that the Braves had set rules and he was expected to enforce them. So even though he’s with the Dodgers now, that Braves stuff keeps following him.
“I guess I was one of the older guys that did have to enforce those kind of things in the clubhouse. But when you put on a Braves uniform that’s just kind of what happens there. I didn’t view it as any friction or clashes or anything like that. I loved Ronald. I still love Ronald. I’m gonna miss Ronald.”
This weekend, Freddie went on to say that he was done talking about what happened in Atlanta. That seems to include his departure as well as Acuna’s comments. And why shouldn’t he be done? He’s with the Dodgers now and will be for quite some time. Moving on might be the best thing that could have happened for Freeman.
The Dodgers’ first baseman has collected one hit in his first two games with the Dodgers. But he came up just short of a go-ahead homerun late last night. His fly ball ended up right at the wall and was caught.
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