Proud papa: Freddie Freeman flies in for 2 hours to see son’s first tee-ball practice

Proud papa: Freddie Freeman flies in for 2 hours to see son’s first tee-ball practice

National League Freddie Freeman, of the Atlanta Braves, smiles after striking out during the first inning of the MLB All-Star Game against the American League, Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

ATLANTA — Like father, like son.

It’s a proud day for any parent when their child starts something new in their life, such as the beloved tradition of tee-ball baseball - and that is especially true for Freddie Freeman. He traveled across the country, and stayed just for a couple of hours to see his son’s first practice.

Freeman is on an 11-day road trip with the Braves and played against the Washington Nationals Friday. The next morning, he flew back to Atlanta for just two hours to watch his son Charlie at his first tee-ball practice.

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The first baseman then flew back to Washington to play the game that night.

Freeman’s wife, Chelsea, posted about the special trip on her Twitter account. And not only was Saturday Freeman’s son’s first tee-ball practice, it was his 31st birthday. It’s hard to get better than that.

But it does.

The Braves won Saturday night 2-1 against the Nationals.