I always said I wasn't going to discuss this publicly, but I'm tired of the supposed "Braves Fam" bullying me about it, so here's why I'm not a Chipper fan.
He made my brother cry.
My mom was sick pretty often when I was a kid. I won't go into details, but it's a chronic (and possibly eventually terminal) illness, and I ended up mothering my little brother as much as sistering him since my dad worked two, sometimes three jobs. "Can you fix Brother a snack?" "Can you make sure Brother gets a bath?" and so on.
The three of us also have "unidentified" bleeding disorders, and are treated by the same doctors who care for cancer patients. So when we were
so many turtlenecks
Then asked Brother...
Chipper: Do you play ball, kid?
Brother: Yes sir, I'm a pitcher.
Chipper [nasally exhaling]: Pitching sucks, you should play third base.
Brother: [eyes well up]
Karin : You need to apologize; little kids don't get sarcasm.
Chipper: You need to sit down and shut up.
1. Brother was an all-...