Monday, May 07, 2007

Chipper Jones is not a big fan of Bob Davidson.

Chipper Jones had the day off yesterday in the Braves 6-4 win over the Dodgers but he did make a pinch hit appearance in the seventh inning. Davidson made a horrible call, and replays proved it, when he called Chipper out on a check swing. Chipper didn't like the call and let Davidson have it and eventually Bobby Cox made his way up the stairs and before he could finish his long journey(50 feet) he was thrown out for the 128th time of his career, that's three ejections away from the major league lead which is held by John McGraw. After the game, Chipper had some choice words for Davidson, words that will inevitably cost him a fine.

"The second Bobby stepped out of the dugout, [Davidson] was gunning to throw him out," Jones said. "Bob Davidson feels like the thousands of people in the park come to see him. He's always been like that. It's a joke among the players."

"That wasn't what I was upset about," Jones said. "When Bobby came out of the dugout, [Davidson] was just waiting to throw him out before he even heard what he said. It's a shame the cameras have to put [Davidson] on TV for 30 seconds."

Jones didn't confine his critical umpiring review to Davidson. He said home-plate umpire Sam Holbrook missed a call when catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia reached back to tag Andy LaRoche on the helmet

in the fifth inning.

LaRoche was called safe on the slide to tie the score at one.

"How do you miss that?" Jones said. "How does a professional umpire miss that?"

Chipper Jones is in the lineup tonight against Chris Young and the San Diego Padres.

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