Baseball player laughs off ‘Fat’ photo

February 25, 2012 by staff 

Baseball player laughs off ‘Fat’ photo, This is the “fat” picture that Chipper Jones has been hearing about. (AP)It’s one of the dirty rites of spring. An unsuspecting ballplayer is photographed in less than flattering clothing that makes him look a bit puffy. Said photograph then zooms around the Internet and is discussed, dissected and derided by people who likely get winded just by breathlessly talking about it.

It’s all very ludicrous, of course, but the lucky winner of this year’s “is he fat?” derby was Atlanta Braves star Chipper Jones, who had this misleading picture to the right snapped of him on Sunday in the team’s spring training camp. An Atlanta TV station raised a few eyebrows and asked if Chipper had been packing on the pounds, as did bloggers, tweeters and even a few of Chipper’s teammates.

We never got into the act here at Big League Stew because 1) if that’s fat, I’m Jabba the Hut and 2) other pictures taken on the same day show that wind was responsible for the semi-unflattering look around his midsection.

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