Police Tried to Bounce Braves Reliever Tyler Matzek From His Own World Series Parade

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Police Tried to Bounce Braves Reliever Tyler Matzek From His Own World Series Parade

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The Atlanta Braves today had their World Series parade and celebration in Atlanta, and it’s always a great time. Happy for the fans that they get to experience it.

It’s also always a great time for the players, who – if you’ll recall the Cubs from 2016 – often REAAAALLY enjoy the beverages along the parade route. It’s a part. Tip ’em back, boys. Be silly. Have fun. We’ve all seen it before. No big deal.

What you don’t see all the time, though, is a player nearly getting arrested at his own World Series parade because a police officer appears to mistake him for a particularly large and appropriately-dressed fan:

You can see that Matzek is like, no, seriously, this isn’t just me wearing a Matzek jersey, I actually am him! Looks like he had to show ID to prove himself and continue on with his fun.

Matzek, 31, was a reclamation project for the Braves last year and this year, and turned into a huge contributor out of the bullpen. And in the postseason, he put up a 1.72 ERA over 15.2 innings. And look at that hat! SHOW THE MAN SOME RESPECT!



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.