Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  By By Sam Gardner  |  Last updated 10/8/13
The Los Angeles Dodgers eliminated the Atlanta Braves from the playoffs Monday night in Game 4 of the NLDS, and looking back, maybe bad karma had a hand in the Braves' troubles. It all started back at Turner Field in Game 1, when retired Braves legend Chipper Jones threw out the ceremonial first pitch. But rather than throw it to a current player standing in as a catcher behind home plate -- as he did on Opening Day and in June at his number retirement ceremony -- Jones had to throw it to the Braves' mascot. Wanna thank the Braves organization for having me throw out the first pitch to the mascot tonite. Quite sure that's never been done before! -- Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) October 4, 2013 Nor will it EVER happen again! -- Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) October 4, 2013 Turns out, it wasn't just a fun twist on the traditional first pitch that led to Jones playing catch with Homer . Rather, it was a dugout full of cranky Braves players miffed that Jones didn't pick them to win the seri...
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