Chipper Jones' Hall of Fame-caliber career came to an unsatisfying end Friday night, thanks in part to a controversial call in the Braves' 6-3 loss to the Cardinals.
And guess what? Jones foresaw the whole fiasco.
On Sept. 21, Jones told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution his feelings on potentially playing in a one-game wild-card playoff to determine who plays in the NL Division Series and who goes home. "Anything can happen in one game -- a blown call by an umpire, a bad day at the office ... at least in a two-of-three-game series you have some sort of leeway," Jones said.
As it turned out, a controversial call did help send Jones home and ruin the Braves' chance to play the Nationals in the NLDS.
With the Braves trailing 6-3 in the eighth with one out and men on first and second, Atlanta's Andrelton Simmons hit a pop fly to left that fell between Cardinals shortstop Pete Kozma and left fielder Matt Holliday. However, left field umpire Sam Holbrook called the infield fly rule ri...