Buzzing on Yahoo Sports:

Big League Stew

Chipper Jones accidentally causes forest fire in Georgia, according to Twitter account

View photo


(USA Today)

Retirement has been pretty calm and relaxing for future Hall of Famer Chipper Jones. That was, until Wednesday, when the former Atlanta Braves great attempted to do a few simple chores at his residence in Roswell, GA and ended up starting a forest fire.

No, seriously, Jones set the woods behind his home on fire.

Jones' girlfriend, former Playboy model Taylor Higgins, provided the visual evidence.

That's no small fire.

Based on the tone of Jones' tweets, it appears the situation is under control and there are no injuries to report. Thankfully. But as Bill Baer of Hardball Talk notes, Jones can still expect a stern talking to from Smokey The Bear.

It's probably safe to say Jones and his family can't move to that 9,000-plus-acre ranch near San Antonio, Texas fast enough.

- - - - - - -

Mark Townsend is a writer for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter!

Sign up for Yahoo Fantasy Football
View Comments (72)