(above : Chipper explains to Atlanta’s youngest process server that he’s not Otis Nixon)
Between the Braves’ Game Four exit at the hands of Juan Uribe and the Dodgers, the favored Falcons’ loss to the Jets and Julio Jones’ season-ending injury in said contest, last night was “the worst night in Atlanta sports history”, claims the Journal-Constitution’s Mark Bradley. And that’s without even accounting for news of a lifetime Brave running afoul of the organization after having the temerity to pick the Dodgers to win. From CBS New York :
Jones threw out the first pitch in Atlanta prior to Game 1 of the NLDS, but didn’t get to uncork it to a player. Instead he delivered to the Braves’ mascot behind home plate.
Nobody “volunteered” to catch Jones after he picked the Los Angeles Dodgers to beat Atlanta in four games during a radio interview on the team’s flagship station, according to the New York Post.
With all due respect to the Post, perhaps Braves C Brian McCann didn’t want to interrupt his pregame routine (ie. chewing people out for wearing white after Labor Day)