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Dodgers: Alex Wood Says ‘Real’ Braves Fans Won’t Boo Freddie Freeman in Atlanta

Freddie Freeman will make his first visit to Truist Park in a visitor’s uniform this weekend. Freeman and the Dodgers are set for a three-game series against the Atlanta Braves this weekend for the middle of LA’s nine-game road trip. 

It’s a weekend that many, including Freddie, have had marked on their calendars.

For one, Freeman is set to receive his 2021 World Series ring over the weekend.

Secondly, it will be his first time playing in Atlanta after choosing the Dodgers over the Braves in free agency this winter. Some Braves fans absolutely ripped Freddie for his decision and ardently voiced their displeasure. All over the internet. 

One fan posed the question of whether or not Freddie will get booed in his first game back on Friday. Former Dodgers pitcher Alex Wood absolutely slammed the question and argued that any “real Braves fans” should be laughing at the idea of booing the franchise icon.

To Wood’s point, Freeman spent his first 12 big league seasons in Atlanta and helped the Braves win their first World Series since 1995 last year (and beat the Dodgers in the process). He won a league MVP, three Silver sluggers, and a Gold Glove during his tenure in Atlanta. He has a bullet proof resume from his time in Atlanta.

Whether or not Atlanta fans remember all of that, is anybody’s guess.

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Eric Eulau

Born and raised in Ventura, not "Ven-CH-ura", California. Favorite Dodger Stadium food is the old school chocolate malt with the wooden spoon. Host of the Dodgers Nation 3 Up, 3 Down Podcast.

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