Chipper Jones will fight you if you insult his “girl”


source: AP

Lots of jerks like to give famous people crap on social media. Most famous people ignore it. Chipper Jones is not most famous people.

Last night some troll started giving Jones crap over what appears to be decades-old anger that Jones didn’t give him an autograph. Back when he was eight-years-old.

The troll:


That led to a back-and-forth in which Our friend Captain America decided to get personal:

Which led to Jones saying that he was sure the troll’s parents were proud of him and the troll citing his three military deployments as proof of his worthiness as a person. Then, for reasons that are only clear to Chipper Jones, he decided to follow and direct message the troll. And challenged him to a fight:


I presume we would’ve heard about it if there was a fight. But, man, really, Chipper? Don’t let guys like this under your skin. My lord.

(Via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Tyler Glasnow scheduled to rejoin Rays’ rotation

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Tyler Glasnow is scheduled to rejoin the rotation at Cleveland after missing nearly 14 months because of Tommy John surgery.

The Rays’ Opening Day starter last year hasn’t pitched this season after undergoing the procedure on Aug. 4, 2021.

“I think we’re pretty confident he’ll be starting for us,” Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said before the game with Toronto. “This is the first time he’s thrown pain-free in quite some time, so he’s encouraged by it.”

The 6-foot-8 right-hander went 5-2 with a 2.66 ERA in 14 starts last year and is a key addition as the Rays near a wild-card spot.

“Compared to the past, like, three years it feels way better as far as postday and the week leading into starts and stuff,” Glasnow said. “It’s good to have an UCL, you know.”

Cash said Glasnow will throw around 45 pitches in his initial outing, which should allow him to go two or three innings.

“Two innings of Glasnow is still a huge plus for our team,” Cash said. “Like to get three innings. If we do, great. If we don’t, that’s fine, too.”

Glasnow allowed one run, one hit, four walks and had 14 strikeouts over seven innings in four starts with Triple-A Durham.

“I’m really excited,” Glasnow said. “I’m approaching it like normal, staying on routine. Feels normal.”

Glasnow signed a two-year, $30.35 million contract that will delay the start of his free agency by one year last month. He’s making $5.1 million this year and will get $5.35 million next season and $25 million in 2024, which is the first year he would have been eligible for free agency.