If there is one thing we’ve learned about Freddie Freeman in his short time with the Dodgers, it’s that he is very much a family man. That was a big factor in his free-agent decision, ultimately choosing to come to play very close to where he grew up.
That has allowed him to be around his family much more. And when the Dodgers played the Padres over the weekend, Freddie’s dad was right there to watch. Luckily, he got to see them roll past San Diego and put up a ton of runs.
But one moment in the third was very special. The Dodgers first baseman slugged a two-run shot off of Sean Manaea to give Los Angeles the lead. After walking through the dugout and getting congratulations from his teammates, Freddie went to the other side of the dugout to high-five his dad.
Freddie Freeman high fived his dad after hitting a home run ?
— The Athletic MLB (@TheAthleticMLB) April 24, 2022
It’s not often that a big leaguer gets the chance to see his family up close like that right after a play. But hey, this is exactly why Freddie chose to come back to Southern California and play for the Dodgers. Los Angeles went on to score 10 runs against the Padres and take the series win.
Up next, the Dodgers head out to Arizona to take on the Diamondbacks for a 3-game series. Walker Buehler gets the ball in game one and will face off against Merrill Kelly. Arizona is off to a cold start, winning just 6 of their 16 games so far.
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