With the playoffs going on I haven't really seen much news lately other than manager firings and the ARod case. So I thought I'd add a little levity to everyone's day with this story.The Atlanta Braves found Chipper Jones' lack of faith disturbing.
When the Braves legend threw out the first pitch in Game 1 of the National League Division Series, the team's mascot was on the receiving end.
Now know why.
The New York Post reports that current member of the Braves were miffed that Jones picked the Los Angeles Dodgers to beat them in four games. The Brave legend made comments on the team’s flagship station, 680 The Fan.
As a result, nobody volunteered to be Jones' catcher.
Jones, a likely first-ballot Hall of Famer, played for the Braves from 1993 until 2012. The 1999 NL MVP, he accumulated more than 2,700 hits and 400 home runs.
The kicker to the story: The Dodgers won the NLDS Monday night. In four games.
Do you feel like the Braves were right to feel this strongly that they would refuse to catch him? Personally I think they are all being babies.