They made it home safe and sound! #thankful @RealCJ10 @FreddieFreeman5pic.twitter.com/KBO59VL1HU
Remember this? A couple of years ago, our faithful Son of the South, Chipper Jones, made national headlines when he took his four-wheeler into the 2014 Atlanta snowstorm to rescue Freddie Freeman who was stuck in the city’s enormous traffic jam. As you might remember, lots of people were stranded that night, either sleeping in their cars along Interstate 400 or I-75, and some even opted to leave their cars and walk home.
Freddie Freeman texted Chipper for help.
When Chipper returned to his house, with Freddie hanging on the back as he was freezing, Chipper’s girlfriend snapped the now famous photo (seen above) and shared it on Twitter. For Braves fans, it was a night to remember.
Now, Chipper and Freddie will receive a bobblehead commemorating their historic experience. And, it might be the greatest bobblehead in Braves baseball history.
The Atlanta Braves announced their 2016 promotional schedule on Tuesday afternoon, which included a generous list of creative bobbleheads to celebrate the franchise’s final season at Turner Field.
Here’s a current list of bobblehead nights (including the Freddie/Chipper night), and we’re told the list is going to grow:
April 23: Caray-Van Wieren “Famous Calls” Bobblehead
May 28: Chipper Rescues Freddie ATV Bobblehead Movie Night
Aug. 18: Andruw Jones Spiderman Catch Bobblehead
Sept. 10: Chipper Jones 2000 All-Star Game Bobblehead
Sept. 17: Bobby Cox Carried Off Bobblehead