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Jeff Francoeur drives Atlanta’s new “Golden Boy” to the ballpark

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Don’t tell Craig, but according to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Jeff Francoeur drove 20-year-old phenom Jason Heyward to Citi Field on Friday night.

As O’Brien relays, Francoeur originally intended to pick up old chum Brian McCann, but when he arrived at the Manhattan hotel where the Braves were staying, Chipper Jones and Heyward also jumped in the car.

“He probably said three words the whole way over,” said Francoeur, smiling. “He’s just sitting there. But he’s having fun. That’s the kind of thing that’s going to allow him to have success and not go through the rollercoaster ride that I went through. He’s very, very mature for his age. It’s incredible.”

Looks like a little bit of Francoeur rubbed off on Heyward, as he struck out three times in four at-bats on Friday night. Whatever it takes.