Chipper Jones has more free time on his hands this summer than he has in perhaps any summer of his life. He has apparently been using some of it to think about immigration reform. He has also been attempting to be humorous on Twitter. Regrettably, he mixed these two pastimes over the weekend.
Y'all think if they took all them gators they trap in Fla and La and put them in the Rio Grande, it wud stop the illegals from crossing? Jk
— Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) June 8, 2013
A day later, Jones apologized for his tweet. As he learned, jokes about having alligators attack people don't go over well, even if they're coming from longtime MLB standouts in their first year of retirement.
I realize that my tweet yest was offensive and distasteful. An attempt at humor was a terrible mistake. Please accept my heartfelt apology!
— Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) June 9, 2013
Perhaps someone told Jones that adding a "jk" to the end of a tweet doesn't mean that he could get away with saying anything at all. If that conversation happened then might have gone something like this: