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If I wasn't as big of an Atlanta Braves fan as I am I would say that I'm happy that Chipper Jones retired. Guy has nothing but free time, and uses it very very well to entertain us. First he started dating playboy model Lexi Ray, then he made us feel like crap with pictures of all the big deer he shoots, and last but not least he gives us a good laugh in his garage. Chipper tried to put his new basketball hoop together for his kids and had a funny mishap. Clearly Chipper isn't the sharpest tool in the shed like he said. He put the hoop together, but forgot that his work ladder was stuck on the basketball pole with no way to get it off. Great stuff Larry, keep em coming.
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Recently retired Atlanta Braves star Chipper Jones used a stepladder while putting together a driveway basketball hoop. Jones was able to put the hoop together properly, except for one small detail:
What's wrong with this pic folks? Never said I was the sharpest tool in the shed. D--- ladder!!! Lol twitter.com/RealCJ10/statu…— Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) December 27, 2012...
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