Atlanta Braves, Teammates On The Field, Companions Off The Field

Aug 18, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (5) smiles in the third inning against the Washington Nationals at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Throughout the offseason we saw mentions on Twitter about Atlanta Braves teammates gathering away from the field.  Now, days into Spring Training we’re seeing the same.

Am I complaining?

Absolutely not….

I’m always a firm believer that if teammates can be friends away from the field, they gain the trust they need on the field.  A special bond is created when you get to know a person outside of your daily job.

You try to find patterns or justifications to how things like this work out.  One Braves’ player that continues to be centerfold is Freddie Freeman.

One asks who is the Atlanta Braves leader?

I think you have to put this on Mr. Freeman for his ability to lead by action on the field and than be a guy who everyone seems to want to hang around outside of baseball.

Tonight, the guys take on a very popular and competitive game of Mario Kart….I think I can take all of them with Luigi on a motorcycle!




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  • carpengui

    Bring ‘em on: I am a 3-star rated Mario Kart racer.

    • Jeff Schafer

      Lets set up a race Alan, do you have a Wii? With Luigi, I’m pretty unstoppable

  • Chris Headrick

    Mario? Ok. I used to be rated US Top in Quake, but I’m pretty good at most any video game. I might get smoked at kart, but probably not by an MLB guy. Professional baseball players should probably stick to baseball. hehe.

  • fireboss

    I gave up video games when Tron was in the arcade. I play a mean spider solitaire though.

    • Chris Headrick

      hehe, that game was what … the last remaining vestige of life on most work computers until it became universally removed by all grumpy IT departments. For those in the know, there are of course work-arounds ;)