Freddie Freeman wants to remain with Braves ‘forever’

Chipper Jones and Freddie Freeman have a special friendship. (Remember the snow rescue of 2014?)

Freeman was on hand last week when former teammate Jones received the call from baseball's Hall of Fame.

The moment left an impression on Freeman, who at this weekend's Chop Fest said he hopes to follow in Jones' food steps on a one-on-one interview with Fox Sports South (video above).

“He never wanted to be a free agent he was loyal and that rubs off on me,” Freeman said. “I want to be here forever.

“Hopefully, I can be here for the rest of my career.”

Freeman has four years remaining on an 8-year, $135 million contract he signed with the Braves in 2014.

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Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman answers a question during the "Kids Only" press conference Saturday, January 27, 2018, during Chop Fest at SunTrust Park in Atlanta.

Credit: Jason Getz

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman answers a question during the "Kids Only" press conference Saturday, January 27, 2018, during Chop Fest at SunTrust Park in Atlanta.

Credit: Jason Getz

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Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman answers a question during the "Kids Only" press conference Saturday, January 27, 2018, during Chop Fest at SunTrust Park in Atlanta.

Credit: Jason Getz

Credit: Jason Getz