A pearl necklace can be an ideal accessory for many formal occasions. A fancy night out. A wedding. A baseball game?
For Braves outfielder Joc Pederson, he’ll take the latter. Pederson has been spotted wearing a pearl necklace during games this postseason, and he’s been having success while wearing it. On Monday, he collected his third hit in as many pinch-hit at-bats this postseason and his second home run.
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“It’s a mystery for everyone, they’ll never know,” Pederson said, with a cigar in hand, after his team clinched the NL East Division on Sept. 30.
Why does Joc Pederson wear a pearl necklace?
Pederson has occasionally gone further than leaving it as a mystery, but his explanations aren’t as deep as one might want.
At one point, he told The Athletic’s David O’Brien that it’s because he’s “a bad b—.”
When someone asked Joc Pederson about the pearl necklace this week, he said there was no story behind it, that he’s just “a bad bitch.”
— David O’Brien (@DOBrienATL) October 3, 2021
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According to MLB.com’s Mark Bowman, Pederson explained that there’s “not much behind” his decision to wear it.
“I like it. It looks good,” Pederson said.
The first time he was seen wearing it came on Sept. 30 when his team clinched the division. Since then, he’s hit three home runs, with one coming in the final game of the regular season in the team’s penultimate game of the regular season and two in the first three games of the postseason.
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As long as he keeps on hitting dingers, there will certainly be no one complaining about his choice of accessory.