Despite posting just one hit in 15 World Series at-bats, Joc Pederson and his pearl necklace will forever be beloved in Atlanta after helping the Braves to win their first championship since 1995.
Pederson added to his legend at Friday's World Series parade, delivering a speech that would make Chase Utley proud.
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Short, sweet and to the point.
Ahead of the World Series matchup with the Houston Astros, Pederson penned an article for The Players Tribune where he gave the quote of the postseason, ending his piece by saying "But we also just might be those mother------."
Pederson was acquired by the Braves from the Chicago Cubs ahead of the trade deadline, as the team looked to replace both Ronald Acuña Jr. (torn ACL) and Marcell Ozuna (placed on administrative leave after a domestic violence arrest). The trio of Pederson, Eddie Rosario and World Series MVP Jorge Soler all turned into major contributors during the team's title run, helping the Braves to overcome the loss of two of the National League's best hitters.
After winning back-to-back World Series titles with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Braves, Pederson is set to become a free agent this winter. The 29-year-old is probably best suited to be a fourth outfielder, but there's no doubt that a slew of contenders will be interested in adding him to their clubhouse this winter.