MLB: Police try to arrest Braves champion player, during parade

While the players and Braves fans enjoyed the celebration during the parade on Friday afternoon after winning the title of the 2021 World Series, Cobb County Police mistakenly forgot that the pitcher Tyler Matzek he was also a champion.

As team members rode in a float, while others cheered on the streets, one of the officers grabbed Matzek – who was wearing a visible white Braves jersey – on his right shoulder rather roughly. Here the video:

Then a second officer approached where the two of them were. After a brief exchange, Matzek wandered off freely. It’s safe to say that officials may have forgotten that Matzek was part of the MLB championship team:

In the Braves’ World Series victory in Game 6, Matzek entered the game for Max Fried. Matzek allowed one hit and no walks with four strikeouts in two scoreless innings.

The 31-year-old left-handed pitcher also earned the top six outs for Atlanta in the Braves’ 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 6 of the NLCS to capture the first NLCS pennant. Atlanta since 1999.

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Matzek joined Atlanta on August 15, 2019 when he signed a two-year minor league contract.

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Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Bachelor of Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and after a few days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB: Police try to arrest Braves champion player, during parade