Who else but the Braves?
Recently-retired Atlanta star Chipper Jones threw out the first pitch of the NLDS at Turner Field last week. The catcher at home plate on that pitch wasn’t a current Braves’ player but instead the team’s mascot. This snub seemed to piss ol’ Chipper off.
The New York Post reports Braves’ players were unhappy Jones picked the Dodgers to win the series in four games last week on Atlanta’s flagship radio station, so they snubbed him. (Hey, he turned out to be right.)
Did Brian McCann take it upon himself to snub Chipper? Last month, the catcher decided to enforce the game’s unwritten rules. Now, Atlanta is beefin’ with one of the best players in franchise history because he picked against them on the radio.
Best of luck to whichever team signs McCann, who went 0-for-13 in the NLDS, in free agency winter. You’ll wind up with a solid catcher with lots of pop in his bat, but you’re also getting baseball’s unofficial sheriff.
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