Outing the Fake Chipper Jones on Twitter

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There is guy posing as Chipper Jones on Twitter and it cracks me up. After watching him try and deceive people, I collected my thoughts (and proof) as to why it’s not really Chipper tweeting. There are a few simple facts that alone should be enough for most to know it’s not really Chipper Jones tweeting.

Note: All of the embedded tweets have foreign navigation. I suspect this is due to my web server being in Europe. Will fix that if I figure out how.

First of all, none of the other Braves players have acknowledged him being on Twitter Рyet they mobbed Brandon Beachy the day he first posted.

Second – anyone that knows the Braves knows that Chipper is a very private person. I just don’t see him publicly posting where he’s going during the day and generally being so jovial.

https://twitter.com/#!/ChipperJones_10/status/146075134376165379

All of that’s odd enough, but in the past few days “Chipper” has been posting pictures and offering up a signed jersey in an attempt to get more followers. Evidently his feelings are hurt because Beachy nabbed over 3K followers in a day.

https://twitter.com/#!/ChipperJones_10/status/149292287501938688

In order to gain followers, “Chipper” is offering an autographed alternate jersey.

https://twitter.com/#!/ChipperJones_10/status/148926146485035008

“Chipper” must have been fresh out of jerseys because that jersey is the same one that was for sale at RadTKE Sports website

In another effort to seem real, “Chipper” posted an image of his truck after washing it.

https://twitter.com/#!/ChipperJones_10/status/149223156228427777

I won’t get into the weird way that my wife determined that this was truly not Chipper’s truck (or house), but I didn’t know that Chipper was also named Javier and posts as VegasJunkie2004 in the F150 Forum.

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I think those two examples are more than enough proof.

If impersonating a 7x All-Star, 2x Silver Slugger and most loyal player currently in baseball makes you happy, then more power to you. There’s not anything I can do to stop you. However, I will call you out on it.

5 comments

  1. These are good examples. Even without these, Chipper has publically said that he does not have a twitter and all of the guys on his team know this too.

  2. Indeed he has. It was even in the 2011 Braves program. Still, he could have changed his mind (though I doubt it).

  3. And for anyone who watched the Braves Bash this summer. He interview with Peter Moylan and told everyone he doesn’t have one and wouldn’t ever get one. Been a Chipper fan for over 15 years, can’t get one over on this guy.

  4. I do not think it’s real eithor, like the stuff posted.
    His real name is larry not what was posted.
    Ps. I sent chipper something in the mail to let him know what’s going on.

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