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Chipper JonesThis was quick, even for Chipper. From the AP:

Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones sprained his left ankle on his first at-bat Monday and was removed from the game St. Louis.

Jones broke awkwardly from the box on a grounder to first and jogged a few steps before turning around and limping to the dugout. The team said Jones, who has been plagued by foot problems in recent seasons, was day to day.

Jones is batting .222 (4-for-18) this spring with one double and two RBIs.

A lot players, as they get older, make the move to the AL so that they can continue to pile up stats and pad their Hall of Fame candidacies as a DH (see: Mike Piazza). But Chipper needs more than just a DH role. He is gonna have to start playing the game over the internet from the safety of a padded room. And even then, he’d probably still develop carpal tunnel syndrom.

Sarah Green and Suz Tolwinski show off their Hooters...tickets.Of course, there is one possibility here that probably needs mentioning. Sarah Green is taking in some Cactus League action in Tucson this week and yesterday reported that she and intrepid gal-pal Suz Tolwinski won Hooters coupons at the Diamondbacks game. Now, I don’t know if the Braves offer similar Hooters giveaways, but if they do it’s a good bet that Chipper got his hands on a few of those coupons and is just faking the ankle sprain so that he can spend his afternoons lunching at his favorite restaurant.

8 Responses to “Chipper Hurt already”

  1. forager says:

    Great, so we’re still screwed… so I guess it’s time to find someone who has the dish and buy them a slingbox for xmas :-)

  2. Alejandro Leal says:

    You’re right!!

    Except, of course, we do know how MLB’s New Media Goons feel about that little appliance.

  3. Of course they don’t, both written and implied! But as you mentioned in that article, there isn’t anything they can do about, for now…

  4. I just found out about the slingbox two weeks ago. Why was I the last guy to find out about that wonderful application?

  5. Coley Ward says:

    Now, I’m a phillies fan, but I live in Atlanta. So if I want to watch the Phillies games w/o getting DirecTV, my best bet is to get my Philly-based parents a sling box so that they can hook it up to their TV and send their TV signal (including Phillies games) to my computer, right? B/c Phillies games aren’t broadcast often in Atlanta.

  6. Yea, I think that’ll work.

    Actually, I’m sure that’ll work.

  7. Nick Kapur says:

    Dudes, Suz has officially appeared in a post on umpbump! It is clearly time to debut the long-awaited “Suz Tolwinski” tag.

  8. Alejandro Leal says:

    I second that…

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