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Chipper starts at third, scares manager with tweet

ATLANTA -- Third baseman Chipper Jones hasn't been on Twitter even a full week yet, but he has already given manager Fredi Gonzalez a scare with his tweets.

Gonzalez is not on Twitter, but his son, Alex, read his father what Jones tweeted following the Braves' 2-1 victory Saturday night against the Phillies.

"Wow Mikey Minor! Hats off to Blanton too. They were dealing. 4 game streak since I got on the twitta. Got a date wit the Doc tmrw. Go Bravos"

Gonzalez didn't immediately realize Jones meant Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay, who is nicknamed Doc, and not an actual doctor.

"I'm thinking, 'Oh, my God,'" Gonzalez said. "And then I put two and two together, 'OK, Doc Halladay.' They're going to kill me with this tweeting stuff."

Jones was in the Braves' lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Phillies, despite it being a day game following a night game. Jones often gets a day off to rest his knees on those days, but the veteran said he can't make backup third baseman Juan Francisco play every day game.

Jones said he will likely take a day off Tuesday against the Marlins after playing four games in a row.

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ATL View Full Game Coverage ANTA -- Third baseman Chipper Jones hasn't been on Twitter even a full week yet, but he has already given manager Fredi Gonzalez a scare with his tweets.

Gonzalez is not on Twitter, but his son, Alex, read his father what Jones tweeted following the Braves' 2-1 victory Saturday night against the Phillies.

"Wow Mikey Minor! Hats off to Blanton too. They were dealing. 4 game streak since I got on the twitta. Got a date wit the Doc tmrw. Go Bravos"

Gonzalez didn't immediately realize Jones meant Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay, who is nicknamed Doc, and not an actual doctor.

"I'm thinking, 'Oh, my God,'" Gonzalez said. "And then I put two and two together, 'OK, Doc Halladay.' They're going to kill me with this tweeting stuff."

Jones was in the Braves' lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Phillies, despite it being a day game following a night game. Jones often gets a day off to rest his knees on those days, but the veteran said he can't make backup third baseman Juan Francisco play every day game.

Jones said he will likely take a day off Tuesday against the Marlins after playing four games in a row.

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