Freddie Freeman Reacts to Atlanta Braves Journey, Winning World Series: “I Wish I Could Hug My Mom”
Freddie Freeman shared his thoughts and emotions with the media after winning the 2021 World Series. He touched on the process of coming up with Atlanta and how satisfying it is to be a world champion.
Freddie Freeman has been with the Braves organization since he was drafted at the young age of 17. He found it important to deliver for them because they gave him the platform to do so. Freeman stated: “They didn’t really owe me anything, I owed everything to them because they gave me the opportunity to live out a childhood dream.” He never wanted out of Atlanta, even after losing 95 games in the 2015 season.
That perseverance paid off big time for him. Freeman was still in shock during his post-game conference. He found it hard to describe his emotions as he was still numb. This win was special to him even more so because of the adversity the team faced. Freeman said: “We hit every bump you could possibly hit this year and somehow the car still made it onto the other side.” He believes they have been the best team since the trade deadline. They carried that momentum all throughout their post-season run.
Freeman found it incredibly special to catch the final out. He even shared his idea that the ball will go to his manager, Brian Snitker. Freeman also credited Max Fried for leaving everything he had on the field. Freddie thanked him with a big bear hug when he exited the game. Freeman wished he could hug his mother but knew that she was celebrating with his grandmother from up above.
The city of Atlanta has been waiting for another championship since 1995. Freeman cannot wait to see the reaction from the crowds when the Braves return home as World Series champions.