Los Angeles Dodgers ’first baseman Freddie Freeman experienced an emotional moment after the standing ovation he received from the crowd. Imagine when 50,000 people give you a standing ovation because they respect you as a player.
The Dodgers won 9-3.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was also delighted and pointed out that Freeman deserved this kind of treatment from the crowd for his work and sacrifice.
“That’s the first time I’ve seen something like that,” Dave Roberts said, as quoted by MLB.com. “It just speaks of the person, the player that Freddie is, that fans have admired him for so many years.
“And all of a sudden, it’s kind of come out with his emotions. He wears his emotions on his sleeves, and I think our fans really appreciate that”.
Freddie Freeman on standing ovations
Freeman was of course overjoyed after such a standing ovation.
This is a scene he will never forget, and his family can be proud of his success. They were probably under great emotion after such a scene. “That’s as special as it gets right there,” Freeman said. “For the fans to be able to create a moment for me in the eighth inning, that’s something I’ll never forget.
That was definitely a special moment for me and my family”. “I think my dad probably gave four or five fist pumps. My grandfather probably did the same thing. Probably just a big smile on their faces,” he added.
“For them to be able to watch any game they want now, this is what it’s all about for me and my family. Tonight is a special thing for the Freeman family.“ Freeman is the best example of how the crowd knows how to recognize a player who is good and who always tries to give his best for the team. Every team should have one Freeman.