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Chipper Jones quit Twitter because of “too much hate and too many trolls”

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ATLANTA, GA - JUNE 28: Chipper Jones #10 of the Atlanta Braves reacts to the crowd during his number retirement ceremony before the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Turner Field on June 28, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)

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Chipper Jones announced this morning that he’s quitting Twitter:

No more twitter for me. Said I’d do it for one year and the time is up. Too much hate and too many trolls. Much love to Braves country! Xo

— Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) August 7, 2013

I can’t even imagine the type of vitriol and negativity someone like Jones experiences on Twitter, but it’s worth noting that he started multiple Twitter feuds himself by acting considerably less than civil and regularly put forth strong opinions on subjects guaranteed to draw “hate” and “trolls.” For instance, just last night he tweeted this after a Braves pitcher plunked Bryce Harper and the benches cleared:

Don’t walk off homers and u won’t get hit!

— Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) August 7, 2013

I’m gonna take a wild guess that the reaction from Nationals fans played a part in Jones quitting Twitter today.

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