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Chipper Jones takes a shot at the Braves and Tim Hudson on Twitter

Mike Oz
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During the NLDS, Atlanta Braves legend Chipper Jones angered the current Braves by predicting they would lose that series to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

When Jones showed up to throw out a ceremonial first-pitch — like players from the past do during the postseason — the rumor was that nobody from the Braves would catch for him. The team mascot had to do it instead.

Almost two months have passed and Chipper still isn't happy about this. He took a shot at the Braves and recently departed ex-teammate Tim Hudson on Sunday, tweeting the following:

Chipper Jones and Twitter don't have the best history. He's shown in the past that he needs a better filter and this is probably another of those times.

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Let's take the passive-aggressiveness out of it for a second and just consider that what Jones is saying actually makes little sense. Tim Hudson is still an active player, so his "first pitch" would be in a game, to another player. Unless Buster Posey wanted to dress in costume early next season.

And since Hudson agreed to leave the Braves for the San Francisco Giants two weeks ago, this tweet doesn't seem like a knee-jerk reaction from Jones, but rather something he's been stewing about for a while.

An hour after the above tweet, Chipper fired up his Twitter app again. This time, he at least admitted what was really afoot here: Butthurt shenanigans.

When Chipper and the Braves work all this out — which they will, because they have to — maybe this silly spat can inspire a drink at the new Braves stadium in the suburbs: Butthurt Shenanigans.

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