Freddie Freeman of the Atlanta Braves was named the National League MVP on Thursday night, Nov. 12, and the news was cheered in many areas of Orange County — where he’s still remembered as being Freddie Freeman of El Modena High, Class of 2007.
Here was some of the reaction on Twitter …
— Orange Unified SD (@OrangeUnifiedCA) November 13, 2020
— El Modena Baseball (@elmobaseball) November 13, 2020
— Max Silver (@coachmaxsilver) November 13, 2020
This also reminded us that Freeman was the Register’s Orange County player of the year in 2007. (Here is a link to the story.) Spoiler alert: The Braves had just drafted him and were talking about moving him to first base instead of making him a pitcher … how did that turn out?)