Joba Chamberlain's mom is in trouble again

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Already awaiting trial after being charged with selling methamphetamine to an undercover police officer earlier this summer, Joba Chamberlain’s mother has now been accused of leaving a threatening phone message for another woman in Nebraska. Here’s more, from the Associated Press:
Lincoln police spokeswoman Katie Flood said 44-year-old Jacqueline Standley was cited Monday on suspicion of disturbing the peace. Flood said a 28-year-old woman reported that Standley left a threatening message on her cell phone July 27.
An officer who listened to the message said Standley told the woman “You’d better disappear. Keep your eyes open.” Flood described the two women as former friends. Standley has a court hearing set for Sept. 4.

Not a good sign when you’re assigned a court date and have to check your schedule to make sure that you don’t already have another hearing that day.jobachamberlain.jpgjobachamberlain.jpg

Braves’ prospect Ronald Acuna wins AFL MVP, helps clinch AFL Championship Game

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The Arizona Fall League competition came to a close on Saturday, concluding with the Peoria Javelinas’ 8-2 win over the Mesa Solar Sox for the championship title. No one stood out more than Braves’ no. 1 prospect Ronald Acuna, who took home honors as the AFL MVP after slashing .325/.414/.639 with a league-leading seven home runs and second-best 1.053 OPS in 83 at-bats.

At just 19 years old, Acuna is the youngest prospect to receive the award. He made his presence felt even before he suited up for the AFL, earning promotions to the Braves’ Double-A Mississippi and Triple-A Gwinnett and batting a remarkable .325/.374/.522 with 21 home runs across three levels in 2017.

Acuna was also a major factor in the Javelinas’ win on Saturday, but he wasn’t the first to make some noise. The Solar Sox got to right-hander T.J. Zeuch in the first inning, leading off with three singles and a run-scoring sac fly to get a 2-0 edge over the Javelinas. It was the only lead they’d get all afternoon and it lasted just two innings. Luis Urias snapped the shutout with a sac fly in the bottom of the second inning, and the Javelinas took the lead with a game-tying RBI single from Acuna and two-run base hit from Braves’ no. 16 prospect Alex Jackson in the third.

From then on, it was smooth sailing for Peoria. Andrew Case, Andres Munoz and Art Warren combined for 3 1/3 scoreless innings in relief, while the offense tacked on another handful of runs with Acuna’s fourth-inning two-RBI single and Michael Chavis’ eighth-inning triple. With runners at the corners and one out, the Solar Sox lifted right-hander Dakota Bacus for fellow righty Nolan Blackwood. Even he was flummoxed by Acuna, however, who grabbed hold of the first pitch he saw and returned another sac fly to center field for the Javelinas’ eighth and final run of the game.

Only 131 days left until Opening Day, folks.