Chipper Jones sets woods on fire

Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 6:46 AM
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ATLANTA — Former Atlanta Braves star Chipper Jones committed an error in retirement, starting a fire when he dumped some ashes in the woods near his suburban home after cleaning out his fireplace.

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Chipper Jones

 Jones tweeted about the fire, which broke out Wednesday evening. It was quickly extinguished by the Roswell fire department and caused no serious damage.

Said Jones, "Tried to do my daily chores and cleaned out the fireplace. Went and dumped the ashes. All's good right? Nope. Set the woods on fire! Ugh." He thanked firefighters for responding quickly to put out the blaze.

Jones played with the Braves for 19 seasons, hitting 468 homers and winning the MVP award in 1999. He retired in 2012.

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seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/25/14 - 07:35 am
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WHAT!!

Yep...set those million dollar homes on fire & see what you get.....not so smart chipper....

soapy_725
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soapy_725 01/25/14 - 09:34 am
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He is a jock. No common sense required. Yo coach.
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He is a jock. No common sense required. Yo coach.

KSL
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KSL 01/25/14 - 12:27 pm
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Chipper was not taught well

Chipper was not taught well growing up?

KSL
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KSL 01/25/14 - 12:39 pm
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All of my predecessors knew

All of my predecessors knew better and I was taught well. My spouse as well. Maybe the Feds need to require special training before people reared in houses without fireplaces, or those with electric or gas logs, take a special course to be certified to burn real wood or coal!

Better still. Let the states decide.

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 01/25/14 - 01:03 pm
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Chipper Jones

Stupidity has its own rewards. No clear thinking there!

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 01/25/14 - 05:11 pm
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I guess Chipper
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ain't much of a chip off the old block! Those are some BIG homes in parts of Roswell.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 01/25/14 - 06:49 pm
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Settin' the woods on fire

Somehow, I don't think this is what Hank Williams was singing about!

Grab your hair and paint and powder . . .

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 01/25/14 - 10:31 pm
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fahr

You act proud, and I'll act prouder . . .

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 01/25/14 - 10:32 pm
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sahng

You sing loud, and I'll sing louder . . .

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corgimom 01/26/14 - 05:14 am
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How does he manage to get out

How does he manage to get out of bed in the morning?

What a dummy, and he's way old enough to know better.

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