These coming weeks will be thrilling for sports fans all over the country. Opening Day is around the corner, as the Braves begin on Friday with a three-game series in New York. And next week, the NBA will resume. Sports are coming back, and I could not be any more excited.
Last week, Freddie Freeman returned to team workouts following a fierce battle with the coronavirus, which kept him out for over two weeks. The Braves star first baseman urged everyone to take the virus seriously, as it caused him to spike a fever over 104 degrees, and he thought he could potentially die. Thankfully, he’s back and feels great, and though some might have expected it to take him a little while to feel like his usual self, it doesn’t appear that he’s missed a beat.
In yesterday’s final intrasquad scrimmage, Freeman had an opposite-field double in his first at-bat and followed it with an opposite-field homer the next time around, and both came off of fellow lefty, Sean Newcomb. If there was any doubt that Freeman would be ready for Opening Day, he put them to rest yesterday. Something has to be said about guys that can get out of bed and hit .300. Atlanta was blessed with one in Chipper Jones, and they found another in Freddie Freeman.
Today, the Braves begin their short exhibition schedule with two games against the Marlins at Truist Park before heading to New York for Opening Day. Both exhibition games can be seen on Fox Sports South.