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Chipper Jones calls out Braves fans

Chipper Jones

Atlanta Braves’ Chipper Jones acknowledges the crowd after scoring a home run on his 2700th career hit in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

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Chipper Jones has played in Atlanta for 19 years. You would thus think that by now he would have figured out that Braves fans, whatever their merits, are not going to fill the ballpark very often or get crazy without the scoreboard and the sound system telling them to. It’s just not how they roll down there. Though that is probably the saddest fact of life for the Atlanta Braves, it is certainly nothing new, at least since they moved out of Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium 15 years ago.

But they must have been particularly silent last night, because Chipper spoke out about it:

Come on Atlanta! The Ted was a morgue tonite. We need you in full force. We feed off you guys. No excuse for the loss! Just sayin...

— Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) September 5, 2012


Sorry, dude. If you really did feed off of those guys you would have starved years ago. That said, if you really want the fans to go crazy, try not making the Rockies pitching-staff-by-committee look like the 1966 Dodgers.