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Chipper Jones is a freakin’ superhero

Washington Nationals v Atlanta Braves

ATLANTA - SEPTEMBER 15: Chipper Jones #10 of the Atlanta Braves against the Washington Nationals at Turner Field on September 15, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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Not many retired ballplayers live life as fully as Chipper Jones does. When he’s not delving into the JFK assassination, when he’s not solving pressing national problems with alligators, when he’s not getting into dustups with former teammates, when he’s not doing battle with the haters and when he’s not setting the woods on fire, he’s out doing search and rescue operations.

As most of you have seen by now, Atlanta has been paralyzed by an unusually harsh winter storm. Some may laugh at what three inches of snow has done to the highways there, but the fact is Atlanta and other southern cities have zero in the way of snow-removal equipment and most people there have little or no experience driving in winter weather. Combine that with some questionable bureaucratic decisions such as not closing schools and not declaring some form of snow emergency which would keep unnecessary vehicles off the roads, and the nightmare they’re currently experiencing is understandable.

Enter Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman, who found himself stuck in that mess yesterday. He began tweeting about it:

Going on 5 and a half hours in this traffic! Atlanta traffic is the worst but then you add snow...woah!!

— Freddie Freeman (@FreddieFreeman5) January 28, 2014

Then enter Chipper Jones’ girlfriend:

I’m thinking abt sending @RealCJ10 on rescue runs..any takers? Rescuing @FreddieFreeman5 now...

— Taylor Higgins (@lilgeorgiapeach) January 29, 2014

Then Chipper Jones himself, basically being Batman:

They made it home safe and sound! #thankful @RealCJ10 @FreddieFreeman5

— Taylor Higgins (@lilgeorgiapeach) January 29, 2014

Freeman got off the four-wheeler, brushed off the snow and then turned around to thank Chipper. But, of course, he was gone. Off to his next adventure. Or at least we hope.