On Tuesday, Jones joined Twitter, and though he only tweeted four times in his first two days, he already has over 50,000 followers. One tweet, in particular though, likely drew confusion from Jones’ followers.
After the Braves defeated the Marlins 7-1 on Wednesday — with Jones getting the day off — the third baseman tweeted the following:
Mike b and jhey go yicketty! The roadrunner went mammo! And the Bravos have a winning road trip. My kind of day off, no action!!!
— Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) July 25, 2012
Understandably, Jones’ followers were perplexed by the tweet’s meaning, which led Jones to post an explanation on Thursday.
yicketty means homer! mammo means big bomb. roadrunner is francisco. any other questions?
— Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) July 26, 2012
So, using Jones’ translation tips, the first two sentences of his original tweet should read: “Michael Bourn and Jason Heyward hit home runs! Juan Francisco hit a big bomb!”
Twitter has a 140-character limit, so it’s understandable that Jones might want to save some space using abbreviations. But next time he tweets, he might want to use terms that the rest of his followers can understand.