NEVER TAKING BATTING TIPS FROM A BROADCASTER — EVER

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Did you hear the discussion between ESPN play-by-play guy Jon Sciambi and Chipper Jones during last night’s Atlanta Braves/St. Louis Cardinals game?

If you missed it, no worries. We have the replay.

According to the tale, Sciambi attempted to offer Jones some hitting advice back in 2009 when the Braves were playing in San Diego. Sciambi said Jones had a tendency to swing at the first pitch and, as a result, was falling behind in the count. So, Sciambi suggested he take the first pitch.

Jones, who was slumping, was ready to try anything, apparently. On the first pitch, in his first at-bat of the game, Jones took the pitch: a called strike. Jones turned and stared up at the booth in obvious anger.

A decade after the at-bat, Jones was in the broadcast booth beside Sciambi and, of course, they dug up the moment and the video:

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