Freeman was drafted and developed by the Atlanta Braves, who called him to the majors in 2010 and never looked back.
He played in Atlanta until last year, culminating his long stint there with a World Series championship.
The Braves didn’t want to go six years in the bidding for his services, so he ended up signing to play in LA.
He has already arrived to the Dodgers’ training camp, and he did it in class: wearing a suit.
New kid on the block. pic.twitter.com/MEBcVINzIR
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) March 18, 2022
“Dude, This Isn’t LA!”
That resulted in his new manager, Dave Roberts, cracking a funny joke about his wardrobe selection.
“Dave Roberts teased Freddie Freeman arriving to camp wearing a suit: ‘Dude, this is LA,'” MLB insider Bob Nightengale tweeted.
Dave Roberts teased Freddie Freeman arriving to camp wearing a suit: ‘Dude, this is LA.’
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) March 18, 2022
Of course, Freeman knows Los Angeles’ weather: after all, he was born in Fountain Valley, California.
His parents are from Canada, which is why he has dual citizenship, but he grew up on the West Coast and, oddly enough, is familiarized with the weather.
He is a stylish man, though.
Freeman will begin a new chapter in his successful career, joining the 2020 World Series champ still in his prime.
He is already 32, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t productive anymore: to the contrary, he hit 31 home runs last year, and scored 120 runs.
He was a top hitter, one of the best in the league, and carried the Braves during their postseason run.
The Dodgers sure hope he can maintain a similar performance level for the next six years.