Found February 25, 2012 on
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Alright, enough with the whole "Chipper Jones is fat" thing. Yeah, yeah...we all saw the picture. Matter of fact, Jones did too, telling The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
“I’m also fat now, from what I hear,” Jones said, smiling as he winced while taking his jersey over his sunburned arms. “I’m a little worried, this is the first time I’ve ever been called fat.”"Thing is, I'm seven pounds lighter than I've ever been in camp, and now I'm fat," Jones said. "I weigh 226, 227. Usually I'm 235."
But, we're all missing the real story here...have you seen Atlanta Braves fan Megan Perry's Chipper Jones tattoo?I mean, someone probably thought she was a little obsessed with the future Hall of Famer when she changed her Twitter handle to @chipsgirl10...but now?Talk about dedication.
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Joe is the managing editor of The Outside Corner, and has been writing about baseball since 2009. He started off writing about the Atlanta Braves for SBNation's Braves blog, Talking Chop. Joe then was the editor of BravesHeart on the Fanball Network, where his blog won Blog of the Month in June of 2009, his first month on the network. Joe joined Bloguin in November 2010, taking...
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