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Atlanta Braves duo regrets comments

Updated: July 4, 2011, 6:47 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Braves third baseman Chipper Jones and manager Fredi Gonzalez said Monday they regretted their sharpest criticisms of umpire Mark Ripperger.

Ripperger rang Jones up on two called strikes to end Sunday's 5-4 loss to the Baltimore Orioles. Jones starting walking to first base before Ripperger called a 3-1 pitch a strike. Jones returned to watch another called strike before flipping his bat in disgust.

After the game, Jones said both pitches were balls.

On Monday, Jones ...

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