ST. LOUIS (AP) — For the third time since the St. Louis Cardinals' improbable World Series championship run, David Freese got the red carpet treatment.
Life has definitely changed for the player who emerged as a star after winning MVP of the World Series and NL championship series. He represented the team at the premiere of the World Series video Tuesday night.
Since Game 7, Freese has chatted with Jay Leno and Ellen DeGeneres, served as guest presenter at the Country Music Awards and hung out at a GQ magazine party, the latter two also with red carpet entrances he tried to duck. Before getting to his seat at the Peabody Opera House on Tuesday, Freese amiably shuffled down a receiving line doing several interviews.
Teammate Kyle McClellan also attended the video premiere, although this was his first red carpet experience. Before watching the video, the reliever said he'd always remember the victory lap to celebrate with fans after Game 7.