Braves use ‘tomahawk chop’ during home opener

ATLANTA — After not disclosing a position on the “tomahawk chop” for the past 18 months, the Braves encouraged fans to chant and chop during their home opener against the Phillies Friday night. The team used the digital tomahawk chop images during the game, along with the drum beat, encouraging fans to do the chop during several pivotal moments during the Braves’ fifth and sixth innings. The team posted back-to-back three-run innings that included homers from Ronald Acuna and Ehire Adrianza in an 8-1 win. The Braves have been under scrutiny for their use of the chop and have drawn criticism, i…

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