Originally written on Love My Bravos  |  Last updated 11/18/14

27 Feb 1998: Chipper Jones #10 of the Atlanta Braves signs autographs for the fans during a Spring Training game against the Kansas City Royals at the Disney Wide World of Sports Stadium in Orlando, Florida. The Royals defeated the Braves 3-2. Mandatory
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. Now... 1. Brother was an all-...
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