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Braves’ Freddie Freeman makes good on Mother’s Day gift, delivers predicted home run for wife

by Jayden
Braves’ Freddie Freeman makes good on Mother’s Day gift, delivers predicted home run for wife

Moms dig the long ball.

On Sunday, Braves star Freddie Freeman sat down with ESPN’s Buster Olney for a video on what Mother’s Day means to him and how it’s changed for him over the last 10 years or so, and in the process delivered a fantastic Mother’s Day gift.

In a pre-recorded Mother’s Day interview that played during Freeman’s at-bat in the third, Olney asked what Freddie would be gifting his wife, Chelsea. The first baseman responded appropriately: “Hopefully a home run, we’ll go for that. Maybe she’ll like that.”

Well, Freddie delivered on his end, hitting a home run while the video package was played side-by-side on the ESPN telecast:

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Freeman lost his mom when he was young, making Mother’s Day for a sour calendar tent pole, to his own admission. But Freeman says that with the growth of his family and the support and love of his wife, the day is now a happier event.

Freeman’s home run is the latest highlight in a busy year for the reigning NL MVP: In April, he was caught up in run-down shenanigans with Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo. Rizzo would later strike out Freeman — you read that correctly — in a subsequent Cubs-Braves matchup.

The blast was Freeman’s ninth on the season and it helped the red-hot Braves slide by the Phillies 6-1 on Sunday night. 

Freeman’s power is impressive, but no strength is quite as impressive as Mom Power.

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