Chipper Jones rescues Freddie Freeman in Atlanta storm


Atlanta comes to a halt. (Ben Gray / EPA / Atlanta Journal Constitution)

A winter storm snarled traffic in Atlanta and left people stranded on highways and in drug stores and schools overnight, but at least one lucky citizen was rescued — by former Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones.

Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman put out an SOS on Twitter early Tuesday evening.

Taylor Higgins, Jones’s girlfriend, had Jones on a mission by late night.

Related: Ohio State assistant Tom Herman stranded for 19 hours

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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