Chipper chirping…

A lot had to go right for the Orioles to squeak out Sunday’s 5-4 win, and Braves third baseman Chipper Jones wasn’t conceding anything to Baltimore. Jones had some harsh words following his game-ending strikeout by Orioles closer Kevin Gregg. Here’s what he told reporters afterwards.

“I know they’re balls,” Jones said of Gregg’s last two pitches, both of which caused him to try to trot down the first-base line and get a walk.  “I’ve been here 18 years. I know what balls and strikes are. I know when guys are trying to pitch around me.  [Home plate umpire Mark Ripperger] can stare me down all he wants. He made two bad calls.”

Jones didn’t stop there, saying “the officiating in this league is pretty substandard for the most part” and he was upset that Brian McCann wasn’t allowed to get an at-bat after him.

“I’m going to stick up for my team,” Jones said.  “And if a guy is not doing his job then I’m going to say something. If I get fined, I get fined. I don’t care. I’m a competitor. And I’m out there busting my can from 1:30 to 5 o’clock today trying to win a ballgame and giving it everything I got.”

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I agree with Chipper on every part but please dont talk about “busting your can from 1:30 to 5 o’clock”. That’s just sad complaining about your full day of work being three and a half hours.

I think the Comish will be chipping away at Chipper’s pay check this week..

At least he takes his job seriously. It would be nice to see some of the Orioles players showing the same intensity.

Glad that he busts his ass for 3 and a half hours…he will do well in his part time job after baseball

Shut up, Larry.

Would you like some cheese with that whine, Chipper?

On the one hand, those two pitches were definitely balls. On the other hand, if he hadn’t disrespected the ump on the first bad call (which was at least close), he probably would have got the walk on the second bad call (which wasn’t close at all).

Bad calls are part of baseball Chipper… sometimes it goes your way and sometimes it doesn’t.

Always win to get a win and let the rest of the baseball know that we still exist! LOL.

The bigger issue is that Andy’s offseason moves once again have not put a winning product on the field.

Did he do that little kid lip quiver thing when he said that? “I’m busting my can for 3.5 hours out there today and I’ll I have to show for it is a loss ….. and that $85,000 they paid me.” Life’s so unfair. Jackwagon.

Just like little league, Chipper, my unhappy friend; don’t put the call in the ump’s hands. If it’s that close, poke the bat out there.

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