Spring Training is less than a month away! Let us keep you company until the first pitcher-and-catcher workouts on Feb. 18 with a team-by-team countdown of reasons to get excited for the 2016 MLB season. Previously: The Philadelphia Phillies & Oakland Athletics. Today: The Atlanta Braves.
Between the walk-off wins, heartbreaking losses, adorable moments and random skunk sightings, the baseball season is an emotional roller coaster. And while players have been known to express themselves via elaborate handshakes or interpretive rowing, only one thing has the power to truly encompass all those highs and lows: hugs.
So, with only 28 days left until Spring Training, we're taking this National Hugging Day (seriously) to both honor the master of the form and prepare you for the 2016 season. Presenting, the Freddie Freeman hug-gram -- the perfect companion on this long and winding journey.