The Los Angeles Dodgers swiftly handled business over the weekend against the Arizona Diamondbacks, which featured a four-game sweep. The tone was set on Thursday, though, when LA romped their division rivals by a score of 14-1.
Those in attendance at Chase Field decided to play with fire, too, in their attempts to heckle star first baseman Freddie Freeman, who went a combined 6-for-15 with one homer and six RBI (most of that coming on Thursday, too) over the four contests.
Freeman’s dominance of the Diamondbacks is nothing new, either. For his career, the slugger is hitting .352 with a 1.045 OPS, 60 runs scored, 16 homers and 60 RBI in 71 games. It’s arguably the best he’s performed against any opponent.
So we’re not sure why this D-backs fan in question was telling Freeman that he “used to like” him. Was there ever any reason for fans in Arizona to “like” Freeman since he’s battered the D-backs over the course of his 13-year career?
Also, when you’re down 10-1, you don’t really want to give the Dodgers any more of a reason to pound you into the dirt. Some fans never learn.
Because that’s what happened. LA outscored Arizona 26-8 over the weekend and increased their lead in the NL West by three games (now 11 over the Diamondbacks).
Dodgers’ Freddie Freeman got heckled while owning the Diamondbacks
Also, how was this “selling out” when everyone’s aware of how the Atlanta Braves treated their franchise player in free agency? The communication was poor and the team refused to bend on Freeman’s contract desires despite the fact he spent 12 years with the organization and, most recently, in back-to-back seasons brought home an MVP award and a World Series.
Selling out? More like selling high. Freeman got the financial security he so desired from the Dodgers, who were rightfully willing to pay arguably the best first baseman in the game.
Maybe this Diamondbacks fan was just especially jealous that no high-profile free agents ever “sell out” for Arizona, with the exception of Zack Greinke. After that? Yasmany Tomas. Objectively hilarious.
Four losses later and it seems as if this fan sold out for a moment of fame on social media … because that’s all he’s got now.