Joc Pederson

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably asked the very question above: Joc Pederson, the outfielder for the Atlanta Braves — who are playing in the 2021 NLCS against the Los Angeles Dodgers — has started wearing a pearl necklace during games.

So: What’s the deal?

The answer isn’t completely certain, and Pederson has been asked about it a lot and has given various replies. But it’s an awesome quirk that could now be a good luck charm (you know how superstitious baseball players can be). The lefty hit a dinger in the series against the Milwaukee Brewers last week with the pearls on.

Let’s track this and the various answers:

Let's go back to Sept. 29

There he was in an at-bat against the Philadelphia Phillies, wearing the pearls. Social media started buzzing.

Joc Pederson is up to bat wearing a pearl necklace. pic.twitter.com/BlhVvMLW2q

— Baseball GIFs (@gifs_baseball) September 30, 2021

""Pearls are always appropriate."

– Jackie Kennedy"

– Joc Pederson pic.twitter.com/S81U7Cjhsq

— Gwinnett Stripers (@GoStripers) September 30, 2021

Joc Pedersons 3-run homer lifts Braves over Brewers for 2-1 NLDS lead

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Joc Pedersons 3-run homer lifts Braves over Brewers for 2-1 NLDS lead

Now with the Braves, Joc Pederson continues to shine in the October spotlight

Source:Fox Sports

Now with the Braves, Joc Pederson continues to shine in the October spotlight

Fans loved how Joc Pederson used Anthony Rizzos bat to hit a huge 3-run HR for the Braves

Source:USA Today

Fans loved how Joc Pederson used Anthony Rizzos bat to hit a huge 3-run HR for the Braves

MLB playoffs 2021: Why Braves slugger Joc Pederson has former Cubs teammate Anthony Rizzo to thank for his NLDS heroics

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MLB playoffs 2021: Why Braves slugger Joc Pederson has former Cubs teammate Anthony Rizzo to thank for his NLDS heroics

Joc Pederson’s pinch-hit homer gives the Atlanta Braves a 3-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers and a 2-1 lead in the NLDS

Source:Chicago Tribune

Joc Pederson’s pinch-hit homer gives the Atlanta Braves a 3-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers and a 2-1 lead in the NLDS