James Wagner detailed much of the hoo-hah that followed Bryce Harper homering and being hit by a pitch and getting mad and making Braves fans hop up and down in outrage, but I want to focus on what happened on the World Wide Web.
First the Braves tweeted this.
Clown move bro
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) August 7, 2013
Then the Nats responded.
Then Chipper Jones got involved.
Don’t walk off homers and u won’t get hit! — Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) August 7, 2013
Apparently some one didn’t appreciate it. Win with class, lose with class. — Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) August 7, 2013
Many diff takes on tonites action. It’s part of the game that I wish didn’t exist, but it does. Respect the other team, respect the game! — Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) August 7, 2013
Then people asked Fredi Gonzalez to respond.
Meanwhile, the Orioles were jealous, and desired to get in on the action.
They apologized, but DON’T BELIEVE THEM.
Apologies Orioles fans. Our last tweet wasn’t meant to be published here. MLB uses the same publishing system and there was an error. — Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) August 7, 2013
Mark Mulder wanted a piece, too.
Meanwhile, I was lost in my own little world.
Nats lost but Gene Sperling just posed for a photo with a bunch of interns in center field — Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) August 7, 2013
Even as Braves fans got to their special place.
Going to say this once:Braves fans, appreciate your passion. Please stop using derogatory terms for women, or their body parts, in @ replies — Amanda Comak (@acomak) August 7, 2013
Nats fans pointed out that Chipper Jones had once been a Harper fan.
— MH (@HIM_88) August 7, 2013
And then Chipper retired to his corner.
No more twitter for me. Said I’d do it for one year and the time is up. Too much hate and too many trolls. Much love to Braves country! Xo
— Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) August 7, 2013
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