Chipper Jones tweets foul play at NY’s Grand Hyatt

Venting, even a tad, has its rewards, so says Braves third-baseman Chipper Jones.

(Curtis Compton, ccompton@ajc.com)

(Curtis Compton, ccompton@ajc.com)

Jones took to Twitter on Thursday to complain about his accommodations at New York’s Grand Hyatt hotel, according to Deadspin.com. He was in New York for the Braves’ series against the Mets.

Chipper, whose Twitter moniker is @RealcJ10, complained about the hotel’s AC, his bed and even  the movie channels.

@RealcJ10 first tweeted, “If anyone was thinkin about stayin at the Grand Hyatt in NY,dont! My AC is set on 65 and its north of 80 in here. Like a freaken sauna!”

He next tweeted to his 100,817 followers: “The movie channels dont work and the beds make my back spasm up! Am i complaining too much? Im sorry, gotta vent to someone. Love yall!!!”

Evidently the Midtown Manhattan hotel’s management got wind of the tweet rant because soon afterward there must have been a knock at Jones’ door.

“Ahh the power of social media,” Jones’ last tweet said. “TV guy just showed up at my door. Didnt even have to call the front desk. See what happens when u vent a tad? “

This is the celebrated 40-year-old third baseman’s last season with the Braves.

96 comments Add your comment

Mark Richt

August 9th, 2012
5:52 pm

Dangster

August 9th, 2012
5:53 pm

kris

August 9th, 2012
5:56 pm

chipper is da man!

DebDoes

August 9th, 2012
6:00 pm

A local Atlanta Whine!

Sandra

August 9th, 2012
6:02 pm

Maybe that was their going away present for him………… I am glad it was worked out.

Fan

August 9th, 2012
6:06 pm

Good man Chipper! I wish NBC would listen to rants and venting also. Their TV coverage of USA events is horrible, NBC, MSNBC and CNBC love to show non-USA events and NBCSN for the most part shows the events but not everyone in the US gets NBCSN. I guess it’s a marketing ploy. Not to mention we never seem to see the Gold Medal Ceremony’s of our athletes. Somebody, please do some tweeting!!

Another Pretty Face

August 9th, 2012
6:07 pm

Elitist Egoistical Wuss…Hopefully with the power of Social Media,He’ll even see this..Loser…Retire,ALREADY.

John

August 9th, 2012
6:11 pm

Yo Face – Retire that mouth!

Roll Tide

August 9th, 2012
6:12 pm

Spoiled little Brat…..

Scott

August 9th, 2012
6:15 pm

Yes Face, because heaven forbid he actually get the services that the team pays for.

NeonClear

August 9th, 2012
6:16 pm

Love the people trying to turn this into bashing Chipper Jones. Not a single one of you would accept those conditions and would be down at the front desk complaining yourself if your room was very hot. So just stop, you are making yourself look stupid.

Roll Tide

August 9th, 2012
6:17 pm

Players should pay for their own room, food, booze and hookers.

Pete Rose

August 9th, 2012
6:19 pm

What players get away with these days.

Mic

August 9th, 2012
6:20 pm

I’ve stayed there without a problem several times but for what they charge it had better be perfect! Published rates are $400.00 per night and up. That’s for a shoebox size room..

Jamal

August 9th, 2012
6:24 pm

Another spoiled “so called celebrity punk!” Who gives a rats’ hind end???????????????

Roscoe P. Coltrain

August 9th, 2012
6:24 pm

Hey Neon Clear. We look stupid like when Braves fans Chop? Or more like your Screen Name?

Please clarify…

ceeww ceewww

Dalton Dawg

August 9th, 2012
6:26 pm

Sounds like a Met fan gave him a bad room.

muddy waters`

August 9th, 2012
6:27 pm

When you have a problem in your hotel room, you call downstairs and they send someone up to fix it or, failing that, take you to another room. I wonder how this idiot survived for the first 20 years of his career, before he had “the power of social media.”

Beck

August 9th, 2012
6:36 pm

Roll Tide, if Bama players don’t have to pay for their own room, food, booze, and “friends”, why should Chipper?

ChipperIsBest3rdBaseman_EVER

August 9th, 2012
6:36 pm

Well done Chipper. Ignore the haters. This team will miss your bat next year! Take us back into the playoffs, like old times.

Good luck.

Bob from Accounttemps

August 9th, 2012
6:40 pm

@Dalton Dawg — rrright, and the alarm will wake him up to the tune of, “LARRRRRYYYYYY, LARRRRRYYYYYYY, LARRRRRRRYYYYYY!”.

Fred ™

August 9th, 2012
6:44 pm

What a crock of crap. Like they didn’t know they had a multi millionaire in their room and treated him like sht anyway? How do you think they would treat us mere mortals?

But then it IS New York and I wouldn’t go there anyways……

Gwinnett Fred

August 9th, 2012
6:46 pm

Of course, of the 3 things he b!tched about, they fix the only one that doesn’t really matter!

Guess this gives him anexcuse to miss a couple games with a bad back and night sweats!

I hate Delta

August 9th, 2012
6:49 pm

Wonder if a little Tweet will help Delta Airlines Customer No-Service!!!

Ghost of Chip Caray

August 9th, 2012
6:50 pm

When Chipper gives an on camera interview, its like he is just waking from a coma. They can use him to voice over the Geico caveman commercials. Thicker than a steel plate. Good thing he could play baseball.

Laughing out Loud

August 9th, 2012
6:50 pm

Stupid always looks, sounds and acts stupid. The worst part is that one can’t fix stupid. So best stupid shouyld be ignored by all others. Wow that might shut down this blog! LOL

Pete Rose

August 9th, 2012
6:52 pm

@beck…….because most bama players don’t make 4 billion dollars a year.

Laughing out Loud

August 9th, 2012
6:52 pm

No Braves tonight…get back to their winning ways tomorrow! Go Braves! On this night off, we get to enjoy Falcons preseason! Ain’t life good!

I second that

August 9th, 2012
6:52 pm

Delta….not enough power in the social medial world to make Delta see the light…

Oh'man

August 9th, 2012
6:54 pm

Chipper thinks 65 is hot for an AC temp?? That is way too cold ! I have mine on 76 and I can barely stand that ..

Laughing out Loud

August 9th, 2012
6:55 pm

Did you see Chipper go after the foul ball into the third base stands when he hopped up on the rolled up tarp? Just like a 20 year old…The “old dude” still has it..only to a lesser degree. It’s nice to go out gracefully and without wearing out his welcome like so many. What a classy professional ball player.

SuSu

August 9th, 2012
7:00 pm

What do y’all want to bet that he hit Twitter BEFORE he bothered to complain to the front desk? Social media IS powerful, but so is your brain, Chipper. Well, maybe not YOUR brain….

2@10

August 9th, 2012
7:07 pm

U go Chipper!

Tonight Falcon Football…

Classy my butt

August 9th, 2012
7:08 pm

He wouldn’t have complained if they sent up a Hooters waitress for him cheat on his wife with.

2@10

August 9th, 2012
7:11 pm

@7:08 not very classy yourself. Think about his kids before you run your stupid mouth. He is also seperated and trying to get back with wife.

Stuart

August 9th, 2012
7:13 pm

Maybe they messed up the room in advance. Sometimes you have to do something drastic to get things done. Need that bed to work out so he can play over the weekend. Most of you travelers know how those hotel beds are. Besides Chipper seems to be like a kid in the candy store with this social media stuff.

JC Watts

August 9th, 2012
7:14 pm

Something that happen over 10 years ago (Classy my butt) and you bring it up now. Get a life.

Classy my butt

August 9th, 2012
7:16 pm

-2@10 – think about the kids? Huh? For presenting facts about their “hero”? You do know you’re talking about marriage number two right? He cheated on Wife #1 with a Hooters girl (who had his baby).

Classy my butt

August 9th, 2012
7:18 pm

Good ol Bible Belt hypocrisy at its finest. The good ol boys of the Braves can get away with it. But if he was an NBA player? He would be labeled a thug. FACT.

Atlantarama

August 9th, 2012
7:18 pm

THE most miserable summer week I’ve ever experienced was in the Marriott hotel in New York’s financial district. The air conditioner didn’t work there, either, so because of the humidity, my clothes stayed damp, and sleeping was nearly impossible.

Even the heat of Atlanta’s summers don’t compare to summer in New York.

Pssh please

August 9th, 2012
7:28 pm

C’mon people. Calling him a loser, brat, etc…as if one of you wouldn’t open your mouth to vent too if the same thing was happening to you. Jealous much?! I’m sure you all complain over a lot less than that, like pocket lint or something.

Thatdawgwillbiteyouuuuuu

August 9th, 2012
7:30 pm

Hey Tide, I agree with the first three but hell noooo on the last one!

JC Watts

August 9th, 2012
7:45 pm

What are you classy butt a transplanted atheist?

Zane Smith's Teeth

August 9th, 2012
8:00 pm

At least Times Sqaure has a 24 hour Hooter’s resturant…

Biz Stone

August 9th, 2012
8:04 pm

A grown man really shouldnt talk like that … loveya … really?

Damon Evans

August 9th, 2012
8:06 pm

A hell of a player but can’t even keep a woman happy.

RaleighDawg

August 9th, 2012
8:07 pm

Wow…just in case any of you wondered why this punk is getting divorced this should give you some insight…

Biz Stone

August 9th, 2012
8:09 pm

@raleighdawg … priceless

bob

August 9th, 2012
8:09 pm

Classy is a black man with a “Chipper” on his shoulder !

2@10

August 9th, 2012
8:27 pm

Yes, I know he had a boy by wife #1 and has 3 boys by wife #2 which he is trying to get back with. Those are the kids I was talking about. He has stated more than ones that he screwed up. As for as the NBA is concerned same rules apply to me.