Chipper Jones indeed made a very unkind statement about Toronto borne from his brief visit during the WBC: “I don’t know if you ever stayed in Toronto, but it’s not exactly Las Vegas. To say that we were plucking our eyebrows out one at a time would be an understatement.” We’ve established that Mr. Jones will not be joining the State Department post-baseball.
(Yes, Chipper; Toronto is “up”. This seems like overkill, though.)
However, Toronto has lost its collective mind over Chipper’s comments. DEADSPIN noted the local blog outrage, but we all pay attention to this guy on a regular basis. The Toronto papers have leaped into the fray as well, mocking his Southern manner in questionable “humor” pieces and penning lazy editorials demanding Chipper never come back to Toronto. (Apparently, they get Wikipedia in Canada.)