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- Chipper Jones dropped a foul ball at today’s Braves playoff game and he will never live it down.
- The ball hit him right in the hands and he couldn’t hold on, while his teammates laughed next to him.
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Eight-time All-Star, World Series champion, two-time Silver Slugger, NL MVP and first-ballot Hall of Famer. 17-year Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones accomplished just about everything there is to accomplish in the game of baseball.
One of the only things that he was missing was a Gold Glove. And on Monday, Jones reminded us why.
During the second inning of the Braves’ playoff game against the Brewers, Luis Urias popped one up down the first base line. The ball went foul.
In the stands, just past the batter’s circle, was Jones. He stood up to make the catch but had it bounce out of his hands and onto the ground.
Chipper Jones, who had 254 career errors, dropped a routine fly ball and added a 255th.
To be fair, Chipper’s former teammate and ten-time Gold Glove winner Andruw Jones (who should also be in the Hall of Fame) was sitting right next to him and should have called him off. But he didn’t and Chipper dropped it, allowing Andruw to give him a hard time.
Here is the full play:
Chipper Jones drops a pop-up in the stands and he's taking heat from everybody, including Andruw Jones. What a moment. pic.twitter.com/NG67ArKdwX
— Zak (@CaramelPhd) October 11, 2021
It looked like Chipper lost the ball in the sun, but that is no excuse. Hopefully that isn’t an omen for Atlanta and its quest to beat Milwaukee and eventually go on to win the World Series.
If things end up going poorly over the next few days, months, years— could we look back on this moment as the start of a potential Chipper curse?