Found August 13, 2013 on
Love My Bravos:
I hate this.
I need to explain.
I don't hate Gattis.
I do have a problem with hero worship.
I understand that we would not have as many wins without Gattis' bat.
I appreciate his willingness to learn. The media tells us he goes above and beyond in that department.
I see him drop a lot of balls while playing defense, balls most major-league players would catch or not have a problem with the transfer.
The main reason I'm not officially a Gattis fan is because I'm afraid he's just going to disappear again one day. Leave his phone(s), not say anything to anyone, and three years later someone randomly finds him in a yurt in Arizona. I'm not big on flight risks.
Another issue I have is I feel like his story and new-found fame is getting exploited, and what's he getting out of it? The Braves are making thousands on all these special El Oso Blanco shirts - is he seeing a dime of that? (By the way, you still have to special-order a Chris Johnson shirt. He's le...
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Chris Johnson of the Atlanta Braves took the comical high road as a way of avoiding a collision with authority before Sunday's game by showing umpire Jim Joyce that he was sorry for an outburst that got him ejected the night before. Johnson literally taped his mouth shut while standing in the Braves dugout, getting Joyce's attention with the help of manager Fredi Gonzalez...
Atlanta Braves infielder Chris Johnson was unceremoniously tossed by home plate umpire Jim Joyce for arguing a called 3rd strike on a check swing in the first inning of Saturday’s game against the Marlins. Johnson lipped off to Joyce, then threw his bat and slammed down his helmet, which prompted the ump to toss the N.L.’s leading hitter. Atlanta would go on to lose to the Marlins...
Atlanta Braves third baseman Chris Johnson was ejected in the third inning of Saturday's game by home plate umpire Jim Joyce for arguing balls and strikes. With Joyce serving as the third base umpire in Sunday's game, that could have made things really awkward for Johnson. However, Joyce took a different approach to ease the situation.
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