Chipper Jones apologizes for tweet regarding Sandy Hook shooting

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Former Braves third baseman Chipper Jones made an incredibly ill-advised tweet last night regarding the December 14, 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut which claimed the lives of 20 children and six adults.

For those who didn’t see it, here’s a screenshot of the tweet that was eventually deleted:

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It’s hard to comprehend the level of stupid it would take to post something like that, but Jones has said some pretty strange things in the past. Fortunately, Jones came to his senses and issued the following apology this afternoon:

After a couple of incidents like this, let’s hope that Jones will think twice next time before hitting “tweet.”

Mets claim Sam Coonrod off waivers from Phillies

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NEW YORK — The active New York Mets added another newcomer to their bullpen mix when they claimed reliever Sam Coonrod off waivers from the NL East rival Philadelphia Phillies.

Coonrod had a 7.82 ERA in 12 appearances covering 12 2/3 innings last year for the National League champions. The right-hander is 7-5 with a 5.27 ERA and five saves in 105 games over four major league seasons with San Francisco and Philadelphia. He has struck out 95 and walked 44 in 97 1/3 innings.

The 30-year-old Coonrod was designated for assignment by the Phillies last week when they signed free agent infielder Josh Harrison.

To make room on the 40-man roster, outfielder Khalil Lee was designated for assignment by the Mets.