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Gut Punch for the A-T-L: Freeman, Ryan Both Depart

Los Angles Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman, left, announces the arrival of free agent Freddie Freeman, right, Friday, March 18, 2022, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Los Angles Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman, left, announces the arrival of free agent Freddie Freeman, right, Friday, March 18, 2022, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Atlanta (AP) -- It was a 1-2 punch to the gut for Atlanta's sports fans.

In the space of an extraordinary week, two of the city's most beloved sports figures — Freddie Freeman and Matt Ryan — were gone.