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    Outing the Fake Chipper on Twitter

    There is guy posing as Chipper Jones on Twitter and it cracks me up. Spurred on by my wife’s addiction to Chipper, 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.

    F150

    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.

    This article was originally posted at http://www.allaboutduncan.com/2011/fake-chipper-jones-on-twitter/