Found July 20, 2012 on The Baseball Page:
Atlanta Braves fans weren't exactly the biggest supporters of Melky Cabrera during his stint with the club in 2010, and it seems the San Francisco Giants left fielder didn't make himself anymore friends during the three-game series that concluded Thursday in his first trip back to Atlanta since being released at the end of his only year with the Braves. Cabrera irritated pretty much anyone associated with the Braves when he gestured toward the crowd after homering in the sixth inning of Wednesday's ballgame, a loss for the Braves. Even after being brushed back in the eight, he gestured again when Gregor Blanco, also a former Braves, hit a home run in the 11th. He also taunted Jason Heyward to try to move from second to third on a flyball in the bottom of the eighth. The All-Star Game MVP was also seen doing with teammates what has been dubbed the "crotch chop," garnering harsh words from Chipper Jones. "That's Melky, and that's ...
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