The Braves found gold with an between-innings promotion called “Beat the Freeze” which features, usually, some hapless Braves fan who is given a head start before “The Freeze” (who is an actual world-class track athlete) runs them down and beats them....usually.
The Freeze has taken a few losses in his young, but storied career...usually because too much of a head start is given. Well, The Freeze took his first loss of the season today.
Down goes The Freeze! @BeatTheFreeze loses for the first time in 2018. pic.twitter.com/F8KixOnW4t— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) March 31, 2018
While The Freeze’s opponent’s running form left something to be desired, it was clear that he had plenty of a head start and hat tip to him not fading down the stretch. Predictably, the Braves’ press corps was pretty devastated.
The Freeze just lost.— Kevin McAlpin (@KevinMcAlpin) March 31, 2018
And @DOBrienAJC keeps running his mouth about being able to beat him. This race needs to happen. HAS to happen.#Braves
The Freeze lost while running on back-to-back days for the first time this season. I don't think Kapler would have sent him back out there today.— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) March 31, 2018
And friend of the blog, Grant McAuley, had an interesting nugget to add regarding The Freeze this season which may blow your mind and making placing wagers on Freeze races trickier.
Once again, the Freeze was booked poorly and lost a match he shouldn't have. Also, there are apparently two "Freezes" this year. I don't know what this does for the W-L record given that news.— Grant McAuley (@grantmcauley) March 31, 2018