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Dodgers Schedule: Freddie Freeman Returns to Atlanta for First Time Tonight

The Dodgers continue their 9 game road trip tonight with the first game of a weekend set against the defending World Series champion Atlanta Braves. The big spotlight will of course be shined upon former Brave star and current Dodger first baseman Freddie Freeman who will be making his first trip back to Atlanta as a visiting player.

The Braves organization is expected to welcome Freddie back with open arms. Former teammate Alex Wood took time on social media this week to ensure that “real Braves fans” would not be booing the icon in his return trip to the ballpark.

Additionally, Freddie will be finally officially receiving his 2021 World Series championship ring in an on-field presentation before the game.

Freeman spent the first 12 years of his career in Atlanta. He was a 5-time All-Star and took home the MVP award in the National League in 2020. This past offseason, the Dodgers signed the 32-year-old first baseman to a 6-year, $162 million contract. Days before, the Braves made headlines by trading for All-Star first baseman Matt Olson and signing him to a massive 8-year contract extension, effectively ending Freeman’s time in Atlanta.

Related: Braves’ GM Reacts to Freddie Freeman’s Comments

Additional Schedule Details

While Friday night’s game will be televised on Sportsnet LA, the weekend features a pair of national broadcasts. Saturday’s game will be on big FOX — channel 11 locally — with first pitch at 4:15 PM PT. Sunday’s game will be exclusively televised on ESPN as part of its Sunday Night Baseball coverage. First pitch is set for 4:08 PM PT that day.

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Clint Pasillas

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