Cabrera doesn’t endear himself to former teammates, fans

Vivlamore reporting from Turner Field.

Giants All-Star Melky Cabrera did not endear himself to his former Braves teammates or fans during the three-game series at Turner Field. By Thursday’s series-finale, the outfielder was resoundingly booed every time he came to the plate or made a play in the field. He made rude gesture to fans in the left-field bleachers Tuesday. His slow home-run trot, excessive celebration of Gregor Blanco’s 11th inning home run and apparent suggestion that Jason Heyward try to advance to third base on a flyout drew ire Wednesday. It continued Thursday, when he made a chopping gesture after an eighth-inning triple and the Giants losing 3-1.

“That’s Melky, and that’s why he’s not here anymore,” Chipper Jones said after Wednesday’s game. “…. He got a little happy when Blanco hit the home run. It won’t be forgotten.”

Cabrera said Thursday, it’s all part of his game.

“I’m just tyring to play hard baseball,” Cabrera said through an interpreter. “Sometimes when the adrenaline is really high something might happen. I’m not trying to embarrass anybody. I’m just trying to play hard and competitive.”

Braves starter Tim Hudson was asked why he didn’t go after Cabrera for his antics.

“We won the game,” Hudson said after a 3-2 win Thursday to salvage one game of the series. “That’s all that matters. However they want to strut around when they lose, that’s fine. That’s their own thing.”

Of particular issue for Braves and their fans is a low chopping motion around the belt buckle that Giants players, in particular Cabrera, do after a big hit. Blanco explained following Thursday’s game it’s something they have done all season.

“They misunderstood what we were trying to do,” said Blanco, another former Brave. “… It’s a misunderstanding. They took it another way. We’ll keep doing it. It’s just like a handshake. It makes the game fun.”

- Chris Vivlamore

94 comments Add your comment

W.H.

July 19th, 2012
4:07 pm

Corey

July 19th, 2012
4:11 pm

You should have asked Melky why he sucked so bad when he was on the Braves.

tristan

July 19th, 2012
4:11 pm

There will be blowouts, and paybacks at those times.

tristan

July 19th, 2012
4:11 pm

There will be blowouts, and paybacks at those times.

Neal

July 19th, 2012
4:13 pm

Can someone confirm/refute Melky’s contention that the low chop is something the giants have done all season?

Formul8or

July 19th, 2012
4:13 pm

Like a handshake? Is Blanco an idiot?

Formul8or

July 19th, 2012
4:13 pm

Like a handshake? Is Blanco an idiot?

BLK09GT

July 19th, 2012
4:15 pm

Blanco and Melky have been watching too much 90’s era WWF.

Steve

July 19th, 2012
4:16 pm

W.H., nobody cares.

erik

July 19th, 2012
4:17 pm

Huddy didnt realize that his antics were in the game the Giants won. lol BOth players were ex Braves who were disrespected in their minds by ATL. paybacks a biot*&^

Chuck

July 19th, 2012
4:18 pm

Huddy is right. Win on the field and the rest will take care of itself–they won’t have any reason to chop or whatever.

Brandon

July 19th, 2012
4:19 pm

@Neal here is some proof they’ve been doing it all year long. https://dl.dropbox.com/u/22649165/melkygregor.gif

Braves Are Cowards

July 19th, 2012
4:19 pm

This team, pitching staff and manager really disappointed the Braves’ fan-base today by not having the courage to brush back Melky,

I know we won and the game was tight but that is no excuse for not plunking that punk.

birdo

July 19th, 2012
4:19 pm

Can we play Ross in left move Prado to second and have Uggla soak the towels. Uggla will never hit if he doesn’t try to go the other way. Man , what an ego.

Eric

July 19th, 2012
4:21 pm

The “suck it” gesture was indeed there before ATL. The taunt Melky had was paid back with karma when he dropped Heywards next fly ball to him. LOL.

Hudson is right, you pay them back by winning the game clean. Chipper on the other hand is a well hated jerk, nobody takes what he says seriously outside of Georgia.

And taunting fans by not flipping the ball. That was stupid. Braves fans and their team are perhaps just a little edge after losing their second series to the Giants at Turner field.

Thanks,

MD Braves fan

July 19th, 2012
4:22 pm

Braves and their ” we’re classier than everyone else” bs. Any other team in baseball would have put Rawlings on that clown Melkys back. That’s how you win 1 world series during 14 straight division titles. Weak. Where’s Pasqual Perez or Maddux when you need em?

PMC

July 19th, 2012
4:23 pm

I just hope no team is stupid enough to give Cabrera a huge contract for 5 months of good baseball in his freaking career.

CSP

July 19th, 2012
4:23 pm

The left field fans probably thanked him for being 35 lbs overweight when he played here…

DaStuck

July 19th, 2012
4:24 pm

I say within two years old Milky will return to the norm for him. Just watch San Fran give him an extension and he will begin to stink it up again. He may have the tools, but it took getting sent to KC Royals for him to finally get dedicated to the game? He is playing way over his head. Why is he messing with Heyward anyways, when he almost nailed him in right field with that infamous throw from center that wasn’t enough? Get over yourself.

Braves Guy

July 19th, 2012
4:25 pm

@ erik – How was Melky disrespected??? A guy who plays 140 games for us and hits .220 with 5 HR’s is not being disrespected. He was overweight and being a baby because the Yankees let him go. The Royals of all people wanted to let him go…and when that happened, Fatty Melky got a wake up call and got in to shape. Now he’s become very cocky and he’ll fall. The rise to the top is fun but the fall he’ll eventually make will hurt. If anyone was disrespected it was the Braves’ fans by the immature way he was acting. A team that has to have “gimmicks” to be seen and remebered, such as “fear the beard” is just a little too far gone for me. It’s baseball not a stage show. Trust me, the Giants will get theirs. The Dodgers are going to get healthy and bolster their team at the deadline and the Giants won’t even make the playoffs!

MD Braves fan

July 19th, 2012
4:27 pm

Eric,
Pretty sure a first ballot hall of famer can say whatever the fk he wants. Go back to the giants blog queen.

Herschel Talker

July 19th, 2012
4:30 pm

FIRE FREDI GONZALEZ!!!

IT’S TIME TO CLEAN HOUSE!!!

Memphis

July 19th, 2012
4:31 pm

Eric,
Melky Cabrera couldn’t carry Chippers jock! The Braves are a classy organization, they don’t have to resort to foolery. Melky is a bum, Always has been, always will be.

Eric

July 19th, 2012
4:31 pm

Braves guy- Disrespected is not a word I used. Melky acted immaturely but the Braves and their fans soaked it up. I was saying Hudson handled it right. Everyone else was looking too far into things. Ozzie Guillian and his pine tar bat would probably agree with me. Get over it.

Melky will get what he makes of himself. Guy can play. I never saw him act this way before the Braves series, something happened in GA nobody is talking about. Normally the quietest hardest working guy on the field.

The Giants will be fine bro. No worries here. Dodgers need more than Kemp and Kershaw to catch us now.

Brave New World

July 19th, 2012
4:34 pm

First of all, Melky and Blanco are ex-Braves and they do not represent the Giants in this escapade, only themselves. I remember 2 years ago, the entire Giant team led by Bochy saluting Bobby Cox after they had won the playoff game that was alos Bobby’s final game – that was class. How Melky carried himself was classless.

MD Braves fan

July 19th, 2012
4:35 pm

I think Melky and Blanco are now truly “switch hitters ” now that they are in the gay bay. Maybe that’s what that dong chop is?

Myke hawk

July 19th, 2012
4:36 pm

“us”. You’re on the team ?

Scott

July 19th, 2012
4:39 pm

“Playing hard” is taking a guy out at second on a double play, running over a catcher who is blocking the plate, running full speed on every ground out. Taunting players and fans the way Melky did isn’t “playing hard”, it’s just bush league BS. Too bad the Braves are too soft to do anything about it.

Melky was a fat POS when he was in Atlanta. Now he’s just a POS. Oh, and surprise, surprise….it’s a contract year so all of a sudden he cares enough to get into shape. Hope he blows his knee out soon and gets NO contract.

ernisTbass

July 19th, 2012
4:39 pm

let me see here, they like to move their hand in a chopping motion below their belt, well that there is OK, but you want to do that stuff in the privacy of your bathroom or shower, you don’t want your mom a catchin ya like a Castanza or something, and even though he came clean, so to speak, that there just ain’t something we talk about around these parts, then again they is both hispanic and I don’t deny them their traditions

DaStuck

July 19th, 2012
4:39 pm

Only time he has ever acted this way? So if you only rob one bank, you are still a bankrobber. And that is pretty close to what he did in his time here. Committ a robbery everytime payroll came around.

dedmammal

July 19th, 2012
4:39 pm

i’ve heard they shake hands like that in san francisco.

Neal

July 19th, 2012
4:41 pm

Screw melky, a-hole comes here and does jack sh*t and then has the nerve to be a d*ck. ahole couldnt even buy a hit when he was with the braves

Neal

July 19th, 2012
4:42 pm

ANYONE ELSE sick and tired of hearing about trade RUMORS? someone make a f&*$*@ trade already

Sammy

July 19th, 2012
4:42 pm

Melky was horrible here. It’s that simple. Nothing but groaning and ‘head in hands’ could be heard or seen when he came to bat in an important situation, almost as bad as Frenchy when all he did was hit into double plays his last year here. Awful players, plain and simple.

barves

July 19th, 2012
4:43 pm

It’s obvious – That’s a really faggish thing to say bud. Coming out of the closet?

Great win for the braves. LETS GO BRAVES!

Eric

July 19th, 2012
4:46 pm

Okay my last comment. I never said what Melky did was okay. You are not allowed to react any way you want either. Two wrongs don’t make a right and threatening physical harm is not “classy” despite what anyone says.

And the homophobes- LOL you guys. Believe it or not you are surrounded by gay people. You can force them in the closet, but you can’t make them straight.

DaStuck

July 19th, 2012
4:49 pm

On a different note, how ’bout ole Freddie Freeman! I like the guy’s makeup. Very mature beyond his young age. He is the type of guy we should be talking about, not some immature creep with a tiny axe to grind. Guys who work their tails off like Prado,McCann,and Ross etc. and who are decent people.Forget this jerk.

Biff Pocoroba

July 19th, 2012
4:54 pm

I don’t remember Melky grandstanding like that when he was a Brave. Hmmm… maybe it was because he was a bloated outfielder that never made a big play.

Bochy clearly has some respect for Bobby Cox. Maybe he should pull a page from Bobby’s playbook and put an end to Melky’s nonsense before pitchers start plunking him.

Alabama Braves Fan

July 19th, 2012
4:56 pm

Not beaning Cabrera was the smart thing to do. The Braves have to play 4 games in 3 days against the division leading Nationals this weekend. Hudson can be tossed without a warning if he hits Cabrera. If he were tossed the Braves would kill the bullpen for 9 innings, the same bullpen that gave up two three run homeruns last night. Hudson was smart, not a coward.

space monkey

July 19th, 2012
4:59 pm

This interview is a real wimp out. When he said he likes to play hard, where’s the followup question: Why didn’t you play hard and stay fit when Atlanta was paying your check?

Brave New World

July 19th, 2012
5:01 pm

Let’s see…Melky was a highly regarded prospect who never lived up to expectations in NY. He is shipped to Atlanta where he plays with the entusiasm of a wallowing hog. Then, his career on the skids, he rejuvanates his career in KC but finds himself traded yet again. Now, approaching 28, he is having a career year as free agency approaches. I would not be surprised to see Melky sign a formidable multi-year contract, nor would I be surprised to see him get fat and lazy rolling in big money.

steve

July 19th, 2012
5:01 pm

Biggest problem I have with Milky is when he was with the Braves he was a fat lazy bum, now all of a sudden he decides to lose weight and become a good player, it won”t last long because as soon as he gets a long term contract he will become fat and lazy again.

BravesfaninWis

July 19th, 2012
5:14 pm

I was glad that Hudson didn’t hit Cabrera because in my eyes, Hudson doesn’t pitch fast enough to deliver a hit that Cabrera deserves. Now on the other hand, if that little piece of crap would have come up to bat in the 9th and Kimbrel was pitching, I would have liked to of seen a 100 mph fastball right on the wrist that the little punk uses to taunt fans and players with. That would have taught that punk a lesson.

mpimentel

July 19th, 2012
5:16 pm

Melky’ s head is full of crap (or weed who knows)!, he’s playing his dream season and hopefully your dream are gonig to end this or the next season MEDIOCRE…you fell so big just because you won a (careless) mvp, or because you are playing in a city made for you (maricon)…but guess what come mierda, if tomorrow your mom (or your sanfran fans) dies of AIDS we don’t care it either… all the gestures he made in this series deserve a payback…and hudson or a reliever had to send a message to that come mierda by hitting in his face with a ball or with a fist..now they can say specially that (come mierda) “hey we came in atl town, beat team twice and mocking theam even more”…I’m so angry,…. so now we can be called cowards too!!!…that why I love maddux, the professor would send him to the bench bledding for sure..but here we are acting like if baseball have something to do with class (really huddy, really?), please give me a break!.

joeybagobravos

July 19th, 2012
5:21 pm

He sucked with the Braves because he was lazy, fat and had a bad attitude.

sammy soso

July 19th, 2012
5:35 pm

Steroids will do a career good just ask Milky

Amber Girl

July 19th, 2012
6:13 pm

I am new to baseball. Can anyone tell me why Cabrera was doing that?

swright

July 19th, 2012
6:19 pm

I do not appreciate Cabrera, but Gregor Blanco is a good guy and a class act. Don’t lump him into the bad batch with Cabrera.

Bravesfaninnc

July 19th, 2012
6:21 pm

It’s will be like a handshake when Cabrera will get hit by the Braves next time that the Braves face the Giants.

Jimiz

July 19th, 2012
6:31 pm

Really milky cabbrea thinks he’s so cool and everyone wants to be him. But the fact is he isn’t that guy. Most fans dislike showoffs. We do like to see a fist pump or a celebration after a win or big play. But nothing as distasteful as what micky and gregor are doing. Tuanting fans makeing rude gesture to the same people that were trying to show support when you sucked horriable everyday. So milky quit pointing at your junk we all know your a dic.Gregor shame on you, you wouldnt be anywhere without the Braves giveing you all those chances. Stop being a bassturd lol..

Amber Girl

July 19th, 2012
6:34 pm

well i guess i am being ignored.

HOF 10

July 19th, 2012
6:39 pm

The way you do it is you get him another time, when you have a 6-run lead and putting him on won’t make a difference in the game. It was funny in a way, like he was blaming us and the Braves players for his being so awful when he played here. That was all on him.

Jimiz

July 19th, 2012
6:47 pm

swright… I thought the same thing about Gregor. But this is been going on all year with these two so guilt by association maybe Melk dud is rubbing of on Gregor.

Hoss10

July 19th, 2012
6:59 pm

Eric,

So nobody cares about Chipper outside of Georgia?! Hmmm, have you watched any baseball this year? Have you seen how opposing teams and fans have shown their respect for Chipper when the Braves have been in town? Did you watch the All Star Game? And Chipper wasn’t “threatening physical harm.” He was at most hinting that he would be beaned in the back or the butt. Old school baseball, get a clue. You’re an idiot, who like many Giants fans, are full of crap and think the world and baseball revolve around your Giants and don’t pay attention to anything else. I live in the Bay Area, I know.

Mitchell

July 19th, 2012
7:02 pm

MD Braves fan

July 19th, 2012
4:22 pm

Braves and their ” we’re classier than everyone else” bs. Any other team in baseball would have put Rawlings on that clown Melkys back. That’s how you win 1 world series during 14 straight division titles. Weak. Where’s Pasqual Perez or Maddux when you need em?

Good question!

That’s more embarrassing than the way they p!ssed their pants for the thousandth time with the chance to walk off in the 9th inning and a runner at third.

“It will not be forgotten,” Chipper says.

It’s officially been made a moot point now, you let him get away with it.

Prove that you’re not a bunch of f*ing p***ies who are too afraid to lose their ace and put one in his ear hole.

It would be worth getting swept by those sons of b’s if it meant dropping Melky Cabrera to the ground.

What, are they gonna do something at AT&T? Yeah, right.

Just let them go ahead and make fools out of you and do nothing about it.

That’s the way to get people to fear you.

Jack Lill

July 19th, 2012
7:03 pm

Fredi has to bring in a relief pitcher.. Minor gave up three hits in dix innings yet Fredi had to pull him. The Braves will not win anythinjg as long mas Fredi is the mgr. Why do you think Fla got rid of him?

Mitchell

July 19th, 2012
7:16 pm

The fact of the matter is we don’t expect or demand the best from our players.

John Scheurholz can try all he wants to convince fans the organization is dedicated to winning a championship but the front office and management make too many excuses for poor play and never hold themselves accountable for repeatedly falling short of expectation.

This team has won two playoff games in seven years.

Nowhere should that be considered acceptable and yet they refuse to change their way of doing business or their philosophies about the game.

The organization is a breeding ground for mediocrity.

Ben

July 19th, 2012
7:31 pm

Can any one say steroids. Melky has never been anything and in his free agent year. Melky was a marginal player now he is a world beater…. roids

Looking back

July 19th, 2012
7:32 pm

Hey Cabrera: You were fat. Nobody liked you in Atlanta. Keep doing what you do.

Hey Blanco: You were a fan favorite in Atlanta. Act like it.

Ben

July 19th, 2012
7:32 pm

BTW when you talk about winning blame ownership. Braves have been a player away 2 or 3 years and ownership says nope done need anyone, can spare 5 million. Just won a 960 million law suit.

F The Braves!

July 19th, 2012
7:39 pm

no freedom of speech in Jawwwjuh?

chris

July 19th, 2012
8:34 pm

Several questions on blog asking why Melkey sucked so bad while he was in Atlanta..he needs to be explaning that through the interpreter not condoning his BS actions on the field….they took 2/3 here we need to get a broom when we play in S.F. and remember this when we see them in the playoffs..we have several reasons for payback to the Giants.

Tampa Gator

July 19th, 2012
9:27 pm

I like turtles!

urban redneck

July 19th, 2012
9:27 pm

melky’s leaving town, so i can take the padlock off my refrigerator. go bravos!!

We're Going Streakin'

July 19th, 2012
9:31 pm

Nothing says “playing hard” like walking to first base after you hit a fly ball that clears the left field fence by an inch and a half. If Melky’s homerun last night had hung up just a bit more, it would have hit the wall and Prado might have thrown him out at first base. But, you know, he’s just “trying to play hard baseball.”

The Braves go to San Francisco for four games in August. I have a hunch that if any of those games are lop-sided one way or the other, Melky’s going to deservedly catch a fastball in the ribs.

in the pujols

July 19th, 2012
10:07 pm

Why are we not hoping for Melky to sign a big contract so we can watch it cripple whatever franchise is stupid enough to sign him?

braveschiiper

July 19th, 2012
10:16 pm

Who cares if they did that? Its them having fun, I don’t mind it one bit! Why would you go after him because he is having fun? Why would you intentionally hit a person with a 90 mph fastball because he does the ’suck it’ sign?

GaryinBham

July 19th, 2012
10:52 pm

Over. Move on. Faggedaboutit. Next series, please

JP

July 19th, 2012
11:20 pm

Melky is happy in San Fran, but he’d be a lot happier if his “friend” Cano were there to share it with him

man and dog

July 20th, 2012
12:53 am

Milkey is just one of many overpaid jerks in MLB.

robby gregg

July 20th, 2012
1:12 am

amber that’s not a baseball thing its a pro wrestling thing and should be left there to bring it to turner flied i was at the last two games of this series and he was and is a a hole

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July 20th, 2012
2:52 am

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I_R_HUMAN

July 20th, 2012
4:20 am

I guess I can see how a crotch chop is like a handshake….in San Francisco of course

Bob the Blogger

July 20th, 2012
7:49 am

As poorly as Melky played in Atlanta, he should be embarrassed and apologetic rather than being a jerk. Maybe he discovered the Antico’s pizza and BBQ restaurants in Atlanta. I’ll bet after he lands a big contract he’ll find the 20 pounds he lost.

Tell It Like It Is

July 20th, 2012
8:30 am

Latino and black players have handshakes and other means to celebrate. The high five; the low five; the chest bump; and the fist bump. Evidently, the white players like this to as they are always trying to do it even on the golf course. Why get so upset? I personally find the toma hawk chop offensive but that is my own personal feeling. Play the game and have some fun. Baseball is boring for over three hours without some home runs, stolen bases, triples, great catches and some antics.

Yogi

July 20th, 2012
9:05 am

Come on guys, Yes Caberra deserve one up side the head. But we needed to win the game more than getting huddy thrown out.The Giants had already won 2 out of 3 games. We needed the win.and we got it. Game was to close to risk losing our best pitcher. There will be other games. we’ll see him again.

stew

July 20th, 2012
9:41 am

When he left the Braves we almost kicked him out of town. How we got beat by these losers is beyond me. Look at them Belt, the shortstop, Theriot, Blanco. What hitters do they got? Posey and Panda? Panda’s a whale but he can hit. Their pitching stinks.

phil

July 20th, 2012
9:52 am

Best thing we can do, aside from a two seamer to the ribs, is to beat em…

Kraig

July 20th, 2012
10:20 am

Giants have been doing that chop thing or something similar all season. Rangers do, or used to do some kind of claw sign after a well hit ball or clutch hit. It’s really not a big deal. Y’all should be more concerned about why you’ve got only one world series win (shouldn’t have had that. The umpires were calling strikes for Maddox, Glavine, Smoltz that were three inches off the plate) in what, 14 years straight years with playoff appearances. No other team has made the playoffs more consecutive times, but not to win or make the series 13 out of 14 times is also a record. Finally, for all you bitter Braves fans; Melky doesn’t suck now, and that’s all that matters to the fans of the team he plays for now.

Morris Code

July 20th, 2012
10:57 am

As bad as Mellky was when he was here, his stats were still better than Uggla.

Rick

July 20th, 2012
11:03 am

You know, I am a lifetime Braves fan. 45 years, but I do not like this current Braves organization.

I do not like Wren, Liberty Media (Joke of a name), or Gonzales. I don’t particularlly like McCann and am glad Chipper is in his last year. I really don’t know where this team goes from here.

With Kawakami’s salary gone, Lowe’s near an end, Chipper and McCann gone, that sould free up a ton of salary for another pitcher and a third baseman. A left fielder would not hurt. GOT to keep Bourne.

Need some middle relievers too.. I think that this team will juuusssst miss the playoffs again.

Just my thoughts.

Dub366

July 20th, 2012
11:08 am

who cares what Chipper say he been here to long and has not won nothing he disappear during post game shop after a playoff game so why say something now go hide like you been doing

Jaded

July 20th, 2012
11:54 am

“No other team has made the playoffs more consecutive times, but not to win or make the series 13 out of 14 times is also a record.”

The Braves made the World Series five times in those 14 years, dummy.

reckingball

July 20th, 2012
12:00 pm

Melky, Blanco, and Panda, should just go ahead and bump johnsons out there on the diamond.
Chip Caray mentioned something about Bochy, and his team, and organization always being a classy outfit, because of the tribute they made to Cox in the last game of the playoffs.
But, they look like a very low-class organization now.
Cabrera is a low class jerk, and he is bringing their other players into his fold. Just like he did in NY, which is one of the reasons the Yanks dumped him off to ATL, in the Vazquez trade.
Melky and his monkey-shines is either going to get his, or one of his team-mates heads taken off.
Melky, what an anus, he is.

reckingball

July 20th, 2012
12:04 pm

I hope that the Giants sign Melky to a 10 year, $180million contract.
That would be great, then they would get to see the real “Melkman”, for a long, long time. haha.

Felix

July 20th, 2012
1:15 pm

Re: Melky. I loss respect for Bochy in that series. Can’t imagine a Braves manager allowing that kind of nonsense out of one of his players.

al

July 20th, 2012
1:16 pm

A ninety mph fastball is a dangerous weapon. Just remember so is a bat in a hitter’s hand.
You use your weapon , hitter might use his.

dennis peppers

July 20th, 2012
4:02 pm

If a chopping motion down around the belt buckle is considered a handshake, I think it’s something else thery’re wanting to shake.

Kendell Jones

July 20th, 2012
4:52 pm

To all those who are blaming the general manager, and upper management, you don’t know what you are talking about. The team can only do what the owners will allow, and they are not going to give the Braves the money to build a team. Right now, the Braves have several good players, but wait until the season is over. The owners are not going to pay the price for those special players. Bourne will be the first one to jump ship because some team will offer him the money he is worth.

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DaStuck

July 20th, 2012
5:20 pm

Puncuation is your friend DUD 666. You do realize you are an Atlanta Braves Fan site, and Mr. Chipper Jones is quite well liked around here, do you not?

Barry Goldman-Hall

July 20th, 2012
6:03 pm

With all due respect to certain first ballot Hall-of-Famer Chipper Jones (easily one of my favorite non-Giants), who was quoted in our local newspaper (San Jose Mercury News Sports 7/20), when asked about former teammate Melkey Cabrera’s recent antics during the Giants/Braves series, as saying, “That’s Melkey, and that’s why he’s not here anymore.” Give me a break! The recent MLB All-Star game MVP’s past season and a half stats have been off the charts, last year with the Royals and this year with my Giants. With Kansas City in 2011 and now with San Francisco he is a legitimate league MVP candidate. Unfortunately, and for whatever reason, his production for the 2010 Braves was abysmal, and he was released, that’s baseball. Had he put up similar stats with the Braves, he would still be a Brave, regardless of his hot-dogging behavior.

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