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    Braves players boycotted Chipper Jones' first pitch

    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.
    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.

    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.

    Link-http://www.sportingnews.com/mlb/stor...s-dodgers-nlds
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    I like Chipper more than I like the Braves. Never liked the Braves actually, but they did have some pretty kickass individual players in Maddux, Smoltz, and the two Jones' back in what they call the day.

    Basically, suck it Atlanta.
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    I can understand them being a bit annoyed, but come on.

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    You can see their point here but 1 of them should have stepped up and not boycotted this. Also Chipper Jones is a better player than any of those Braves players could ever be.
    With the deepest of regrets I am announcing that I will be leaving Pro Sports Daily. No reason in particular but wanted to thank everyone for a great 6 years here. Lots of great discussion and good poll series as well. Also fun re-drafts. Best of luck to you all in the future.

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    I kind of side with the players, even though he is entitled to his opinion, and it came out true. At that point of the season it's straight up Orwellian focus: they're either with you or against you. I would have no love for Chipper but it would be all forgotten after the series.

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    Pretty immature on the Braves part.

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    To be honest, I think everyone is blowing this out of proportion.

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    Braves players boycotted Chipper Jones' first pitch

    That's so ****in weak if that is true

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    Nailed the prediction though.

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    Fire Fredi/

    This group of Braves players just isn't the same as the groups of yester-year


    yeah, I said yester-year

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    Braves have been acting like a bunch of babies for the last month+ so this is not surprising.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WOwolfOL View Post
    I kind of side with the players, even though he is entitled to his premonition, and it came out true. At that point of the season it's straight up Orwellian focus: they're either with you or against you. I would have no love for Chipper but it would be all forgotten after the series.
    Fixed*

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    lol the Dodgers are hardly classless. You just hate them.
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    All Chipper did was give his honest opinion, just pathetic on the Braves part.

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    Chipper was just being honest
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