Dodgers fans couldn’t be happier to have arguably the best first baseman in all of baseball on their side as they take another shot at winning a World Series.
When Freeman came to the plate on Thursday night in a tied game against the Cincinnati Reds, he doubled off the left field wall, but Dodger fans got a nice little treat from him once he reached second base.
As soon as he made it into second, Freeman took off his helmet and saluted his new fanbase with a tip of the cap.
The Dodger Stadium crowd embraces Freddie Freeman. pic.twitter.com/YWbLFPvI2H
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) April 15, 2022
Freeman Happy At Home
Freeman seems happy in LA.
Though his time with the Atlanta Braves came to an abrupt end, Freeman found a new home, or rather made a sort of homecoming, being a Southern California native himself.
And he is loving every minute of it.
The fans already love him, and he has embraced his role as a Dodger as he prepares to take a shot at winning his second championship, this time with his hometown team.
Freeman picked up two hits in the Dodgers’ 9-3 win over the Reds last night, and his eighth-inning double, which preceded his tip of the helmet, helped spark a six-run rally that allowed Los Angeles to pull away and pick up their fourth win of the young season.
Freeman and the Dodgers are a perfect fit.
There is love and respect on both sides and that should give Freeman a little boost as he plays his first season in Dodger Blue.