Joc Pederson took advice from Anthony Rizzo: 'Good things happen when you go blonde'

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(Audacy) The impact of the Atlanta Braves' acquisitions at the trade deadline simply can't be overstated at this point. The fearsome foursome of Jorge Soler, Eddie Rosario, Adam Duvall and Joc Pederson has been exceptional so far in their new threads, each making an impact in one way or another since joining the team.

Soler led off the World Series with a home run Tuesday, the first time in the series' 117-year history that the first plate appearance resulted in a home run. Rosario has been playing out of his mind this postseason, taking home the National League Championship Series MVP award with a ridiculous .560/.607/1.040 slash line. The NL's RBI leader in 2021, Duvall also hit a home run in Game 1 of the World Series as the Braves beat the Astros. And Pederson became an instant celebrity in Atlanta once the playoffs came around, pearls and all, with pinch-hit home runs in two NLDS games.