Chipper hurts back while testing strained side

San Francisco – Chipper Jones’ side is still sore, and now so is his back.

The Braves third baseman has missed three games with a strained right oblique muscle, and when he tested it with some swings in the batting cage Sunday, his back tightened.

Jones said he still hoped to return to the lineup Monday for the series opener at San Diego, but a Wednesday return is more likely (the Braves are off Tuesday).

“I took some swings lefty and couldn’t really extend on anything,” Jones said. “Then I turned around right-handed and took about 10 swings and my back locked up.

“I don’t think it’s going to do much to my timetable [for returning]. I know the back spasm will go away.”

The side strain, however, is still a concern.

“If I can swing the bat tomorrow I want to play,” he said. “T.P. [hitting coach Terry Pendleton] is pushing for Wednesday, but it’s awful hard for me to sit back with us losing and not play.”

253 comments Add your comment

kevin

April 11th, 2010
11:29 pm

really chipper? geez….maybe i should say geezer

kevin

April 11th, 2010
11:30 pm

1st too…go me!

MaineBrave

April 11th, 2010
11:44 pm

lol@ Chipper.

thunderbull56

April 11th, 2010
11:45 pm

So, it’s TP the moderator.All this time I’d sworn it was you DOB.So, TP’s also the trainer? Helluva a multitasker if I do say so myself.

ugaman

April 11th, 2010
11:45 pm

Haha, this stuff is just too good to make up. Hilarious.

Remarkable

April 11th, 2010
11:49 pm

Here’s the only real reason to doubt that the Braves will make it to the Post-season. Chipper just can’t stay healthy. I believe that this is Chipper’s last season. He’ll retire with Bobby, but may come back a year later when he rests and thinks he’s healthy enough for a comeback with a contender.

Chipper Fan

April 11th, 2010
11:54 pm

An oblique strain is an extremely painful injury and very slow to heal, especially if continued to be used.

I am a huge fan and know Chipper is doing all he knows to return….but I do not understand the organization. These players are of utmost importance to the team and being on the DL is crucial to their chances. They allow players to lift, bulk up, etc…..do they NOT have a mandatory, directly observed stretching program?

These players are no different than those at any other level when it comes to their individual workouts. They all do what they think is best and many put in many hours of work and sweat. But they are so ill informed about being flexible and being truly conditioned which helps to prevent these type of injuries. Some will happen regardless, but not to this extent.

If you can afford an $80-$90 million payroll, you could certainly afford to have someone observe them stretching every day and doing prevention type exercises. But those exercises aren’t cool and don’t produce a buff look.

jmart

April 12th, 2010
12:04 am

I believe that under the guidance of an experienced yoga teacher Chipper would increase his flexibility and decrease his injuries.

The Grinch

April 12th, 2010
12:06 am

Chipper Fan, I believe the person in charge of Braves’ conditioning is the same one in charge of the Thrashers’ goalie conditioning.

IT’S NOT THAT HARD TO DO SOME BASIC STRETCHING. W….T…..F?

John L

April 12th, 2010
12:07 am

Is this a real story ? I thought April fools day was past.

Am I The Only One...

April 12th, 2010
12:09 am

…who realizes that Chipper is almost 40 years old?

I’m far from an apologist for anybody on this team, but we can’t get upset or surprised when stuff like this keeps happening. He’s old and they still expect hiim to play like he’s 25 and pay him as such.

jmart

April 12th, 2010
12:12 am

The reporting that blames Heyward for his throwing error is hardly accurate. The ball was three paces up the line and McCann knowing he was backed up tried to make a moving catch with the intent of throwing out another base runner. The ball was plenty catchable but unfortunately when it scooted under McCann’s glove it hit the runner and bounced away from McCann and KK. If there had only been a play at the plate McCann would have caught the throw. An error has to be charged but it was McCann’s fault as much as it was Heyward’s, IMO. If the reporters asked McCann whether or not he should have caught the throw I believe that he would say that he should have.

Sure, it’s Heyward’s error but to use that as if he was the reason that the Braves lost is misleading.

The Grinch

April 12th, 2010
12:17 am

Dude, I’m 36 years old, 50-60 pounds overweight (at least) and have plates and screws holding my left knee and ankle together. I play pick up basketball, football and baseball fairly regularly. I stretch for about 45 seconds, and I’ve NEVER pulled an oblique or had my back lock up due to sports. It’s not his age. It’s that he doesn’t even bother with the 45 seconds.

Anti-Chipper

April 12th, 2010
12:19 am

Chipper may be getting on in age but that’s not the reason he gets hurt. He always has gotten hurt and he is a big baby. Some of the stuff that has kept him out of the line-up over the years is laughable.

ugaman

April 12th, 2010
12:30 am

I’ve always heard from people who know Chipper that he pretty much shows up at the ballpark and plays without intense stretching like most players. I always wrote it off as wrong, but it’s certainly easy to see how it could be true.

threes

April 12th, 2010
12:51 am

Has anyone here ever actually GONE to a Braves’ game?! Chipper stretches and warms up before every game, just like everyone else. I’ve seen it. To suggest he won’t even put in 45 seconds of stretching is just idiotic. Grinch, Chipper has actual muscles to pull – might be a difference between the two of you. One can argue he should cut back on the heavy lifting or do more flexibility training, but to suggest that he doesn’t stretch or is a baby is ridiculous. At one point he had 7 straight years of playing at least 156 games. But he’s 37 years old!

Keith

April 12th, 2010
12:54 am

No disrespect to Chipper and all his accomplishments, but what in the heck were you doing in spring training. Maybe a few more stretches or a few more innings played would have prepped you for the FIRST WEEK of the season. Maybe a new personal trainer. I am out of shape but am not paid millions to play ball. I can’t imagine what injury your going to have after playing 20 games, 40 games, forget 140 games.

Castrologist

April 12th, 2010
12:57 am

Get well soon Chipper. This lineup could use a little jolt. Until he gets healthy no point in playing him. You would think we could beat the lowly Padres this week. Eff the phils let’s catch em this week.

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NO MORE BOBBY

April 12th, 2010
1:13 am

Chipper is no Favre.

G. Tampa Bedwetter

April 12th, 2010
1:23 am

Surprise, Surprise, Chipper’s hurt. What other great news flash will the AJC uncover?
Germans bomb Pearl Harbor.
I have one question ……….. why don’t they ever send the bum to AAA to recover?

jed

April 12th, 2010
1:27 am

keith at 12:54–

exactly. how can MLB teams can pay all this money to players and not stress the need for flexibility? just crazy. i said this a couple years ago on this board and people just sorta laughed it off. it’s a mindset thing. i heard it the other night when joe magraine on the MLB network scoffed at the need for stretching. meanwhile, how many games a season do the highly paid chippers of the league miss because of flexibility-based injuries?

Bubdylan

April 12th, 2010
1:35 am

Tomorrow’s Headline:

“Chipper Tweaks Shoulder While Stretching Back While Testing Strained Side”

Tuesday:

“Chipper Pulls Hamstring While Testing Shoulder While Stretching Back While Resting Strained Side”

Wednesday:

“Chipper Jones Sprains Tongue While Announcing Retirement: ‘The thime hasth crumb foll me to thtep dowm and lep the young kids splay’ “

braves choke again

April 12th, 2010
1:51 am

One would think that Chipper would have learned by now…Stretch out! Its not his age. He just doesn’t take the game seriously. His attitude has epitimized the attitude of the organization for years and is the reason they have only one world championship despite having three hall of fame pitchers. The players in the past would rather play golf than baseball. Thank God Bobby and Chipper will soon be gone. A hurt side leading to a bad back…simply by swinging a bat. HILARIOUS.

JohnSmith

April 12th, 2010
2:41 am

DOB, you just made the day of hundreds of haters who read this site with that headline. Now if you’ll just post an article about the return of Greg Norton, they might die of euphoria. Worth a try.

Get well soon, Chipper.

square leg

April 12th, 2010
3:33 am

I live in Australia and read this blog just about everyday,. When the Braves are going well, posters on here make me piss myself but if they lose a bloody game the world is coming to an end and they want everyone fired. WANKERS !

square leg

April 12th, 2010
3:38 am

Chipper he does get hurt, he is almost 40……. but he also IS a sure fire Hall of Famer. Get off his back

Willy

April 12th, 2010
3:52 am

ChipperFan is exactly right

TheAntiMe

April 12th, 2010
4:05 am

One would think that Chipper would have learned by now…Stretch out! Its not his age. He just doesn’t take the game seriously. His attitude has epitimized the attitude of the organization for years and is the reason they have only one world championship despite having three hall of fame pitchers.

Wow, braves choke again. So Chipper doesn’t take the game seriously. Really? Actually, I find your post to be very much a stretch of the actual facts in evidence.

Had you made your comments regarding Andruw Jones, then perhaps they might have had some validity, but to say that Chipper Jones doesn’t take the game of baseball seriously is totally absurd.

willieg hates bill shanks

April 12th, 2010
4:30 am

this team and chipper jones is pathetic, you really yhink atlanta is playoff material you all are NUTS, chipper needs to retire now we got rid of dale murphy chipper is next.

Conyers Braves Fan

April 12th, 2010
4:31 am

Prado has done quite well filling in for Chipper.

Ripped Again

April 12th, 2010
5:58 am

Chipper is done ,time for change !

darrell starks

April 12th, 2010
6:03 am

CHIPPER LAY ON THE COUCH AND WATCH T.V IN THE OFFSEASON WITH NO DEDICATION IN THE WORK OUT PROGRAM IN THE OFFSEASON HOW SO SAD GIVE IT UP YOUR HOLDING BRAVES BACK.
GO BRAVES!!!!!!!!

wjones

April 12th, 2010
6:03 am

“G. Tampa Bedwetter

April 12th, 2010
1:23 am
Surprise, Surprise, Chipper’s hurt. What other great news flash will the AJC uncover?
Germans bomb Pearl Harbor.
I have one question ……….. why don’t they ever send the bum to AAA to recover?”

Sir, once you have changed your sheets…

Chipper has gone to rehab assignments on many occasions coming off the DL. Sometimes in AAA, sometimes lower.

When you have time today, go back and brush up on your WW2 history.

darrell starks

April 12th, 2010
6:12 am

Braves needs
1.Center field
2.Third basemen
3.First basemen
GO BRAVES!!!!!!!!!!

Arthur Itis

April 12th, 2010
6:32 am

Chipper’s formula: If it’s windy and cold . . . strained oblique (injury can last until warmer place to play); If it’s too hot . . . his big toe or ingrown toenail hurts; pitcher he can’t hit . . . sore thumb (can’t grip bat).

BillM

April 12th, 2010
6:33 am

There’s three things that has to happen for the Braves to get back to the playoff’s. Cox retires, Chipper retires and a new owner. The Braves have alot of good young players and a good farm system. They don’t have to go wild and spend like the yankee’s. Just fill in a few pieces.The Braves made a huge mistake by giving Chipper big contract.

LMAO

April 12th, 2010
6:34 am

G. Tampa Bedwetter, LMAO; are u kin to one Mr. D. Orlando Bedwetter?

LMAO

April 12th, 2010
6:38 am

Hey David O’Crien why is this news? Who didnt know ol Chip was hurt himself while being injured at the same time? Dude is Mr. Glass! BRAVES PLAY HERE!!!(except chips)

emptyseats

April 12th, 2010
6:39 am

i’m pretty sure that this article is already typed and saved and the dates are just changed every two weeks or so during baseball season

TampaGator

April 12th, 2010
6:50 am

Chipper…ever heard of yoga? It should be mandatory in your contract. Your injuries are becoming a joke.

Biff Pocoroba

April 12th, 2010
6:52 am

All good things must come to an end. As great as Chipper has been down through the years, it’s obvious that he is now physically incapable of playing the game to as high a level as is needed. And I’m sure it frustrates him as much as us – at least I hope it does – sometimes I wonder, though. He makes a living by swinging a bat – if he can no longer do that consistently without straining this and pulling that, well, I don’t know what else can be said.

dabravos

April 12th, 2010
7:08 am

Might have to change his name to Chipper Hampton..lol

papafoxx

April 12th, 2010
7:14 am

Dang Chipper, just retire so we can use the money to find someone who will play at least 50% of the games

Hooters Waitress

April 12th, 2010
7:16 am

Hang it up Chipper, my grandma is tougher than you.

Purdue Thomas

April 12th, 2010
7:21 am

Oh look, all of the retarded jokers are out to make fun of Chipper. How original! Good thing noone saw that coming.

Charlie

April 12th, 2010
7:22 am

Ah…The Braves lousy offense is back on par. (They did score 7 runs Saturday, mostly gift stuff from the Giants defense.) As usual, the Braves are an offensive joke. They make striking out an art form. Of course they will tell you that every pitcher they face is electric, or nasty, or unhittable, or even the best that there is…they’re all future HOF stuff (or at least the Braves hitters make them seem that way). T.P. is still the hitting coach, right? Gee, Chipper is hurt again. Go figure…It’s Ground Hog Day for the Atlanta Braves. Lots of folks have knocked the Glaus signing. Are you kidding? The guy is a perfect fit for the Braves offense…He has little power, strikes out often, and gets his few hits when there are no runners on base. It fits perfectly with the rest of his offensive mates. I see KJ has hit another home run. I guess he just needed a change in scenery and hitting coaches. Relax, Braves fans, the .500 Braves of the past are back in 2010. (Actually they never left…they just plugged some more of the same type of ball players.)

jerry

April 12th, 2010
7:22 am

If Chipper’s going to get hurt, the least he could do is to donate part of his paycheck to buy prosac for some of these idiots on this blog to keep them from bouncing off the walls.

Shane

April 12th, 2010
7:22 am

How do we know it is spring time in Atlanta? Easy, Chipper has already pulled a muscle. Dang man could you have atleast waited until one month into the season. This is a new record for Chipper. The man did not even make it a whole week into the season. When are the Braves going to let him go?

tremaine

April 12th, 2010
7:24 am

What a waste of 14 million dollars.

Vinny D

April 12th, 2010
7:24 am

I guarantee you the offseason workout regiment by these players is not what it should be. Matt Diaz was on P90X for goodness sakes!?! Sure that is an exercise program but it is not a specialized functional program designed for that player. I fail to understand why these players who make money based on their body do not put more investment into their body. There are top notch trainers out there who specialize in functional training that would make a huge difference. Chipper’s offseason program probably did not contain enough dynamic decelleration which is something that should be a staple in every baseball players regiment. Injuries don’t often occur by throwing the ball or swinging the bat, they occur by slowing down the arm or the body after the force and torque has been applied. However, because there are so many bad personal trainers out there, hard to weed through to good ones.

Jens

April 12th, 2010
7:25 am

“When are the Braves going to let him go?”

-Shane

Retarded commenters like this make all Braves fans look bad. Seriously, follow another team if you are going to freak out and whine like a b**** like that.

joe

April 12th, 2010
7:29 am

chipper and lowe, talk about a waste of $30m/year……

Chuck Roast

April 12th, 2010
7:29 am

Ah Chippah got another boo boo?

SowegaDawg

April 12th, 2010
7:30 am

Chipper’s been a great player for us, but dang, I believe he could break wind and strain an oblique.

SavannahBravesFan

April 12th, 2010
7:36 am

So, do we have a 3B prospect in the works? If not, I think that should be the priority in this year’s draft. Maybe draft a couple of them. I am surprised we would have waited this long to make it a priority!

TPM

April 12th, 2010
7:42 am

Enjoy your retirement Chipper.

MitchC

April 12th, 2010
7:43 am

Dave, I’ve been a Braves fan for 28 years now. I’ve always liked Chipper Jones. He’s a great player, has hit over 300 for his career, and has over 400 homers. He belongs in the Hall. However, with him turning 38 this year, if he’s going to be sidelined for 40-50 games every year, maybe it’s time for him to retire. Chipper should retire, we should let Glaus go, and bring up Freddie Freemna, and then figure out what to do at third base.

I know it’s only six games into the season, but it really does seem like Chipper is hurt an awful lot.

01HAWK

April 12th, 2010
7:44 am

By the trade deadline I hope the Braves can make a trade to get ride of DLOWE, GLAUS, and CJONES,

This is a 500 team all day long. We get rid of Soriano for CHAVEZ………….What a joke.

Good riddance to Gonzo………………..He is getting scorched in Baltimore. Good luck to Kelly Johnson as he is doing well with 3 HR’s.

Here is to hoping Chipper retires early after finally going on the DL. He has aged alot from his Batting Title in 2008. He has never been a GOLD GLOVER at any position, but he is one of the worst fielding 3B I have seen the last 2 years.

Yoda

April 12th, 2010
7:48 am

Chipper is a leader….leader to the Training Room…what a joke; trade him to Mets and get some prospect!!!!

dap01

April 12th, 2010
7:49 am

Tell Bobby Cox to end his love affair with Melky. He should not start and he should not lead off.

Chipper is what he is. He is a great player who is limited by injuries. But we have a fine replacement for him. We don’t miss that much when he plays.

Ezekiel

April 12th, 2010
7:49 am

When you have muscle problems the last thing you want to do is chew tobacco. Nicotine tightens up muscles, ask anyone who has ever smoked a cigarette or chewed tobacco. The first thing you feel is your muscles tighten.. Chippers love of that chewing tobacco will end his career premature..

dozer

April 12th, 2010
7:52 am

Great – only 2 years & 156 more games at $14M per left……

TheAntiMe

April 12th, 2010
7:53 am

Maybe some of you experts in physical training can help the Braves out with your superior knowledge. I’m sure these professional athletes don’t have a clue unless you go show them how it’s done.

And what do you want to bet that all of these people talking all of this stuff are like 60 pounds overweight and never saw a doughnut that they didn’t love?

just facts

April 12th, 2010
7:53 am

Has there ever been a player with the skill of Jones who has such an unbelievably low threshold for pain?

myra

April 12th, 2010
7:54 am

Luv ya CHIPPA. Hang in there and get better HOSS. All these naysayers would wet themselves to be near you or get an autograph. Best of luck.

JP

April 12th, 2010
7:54 am

Chipper almost made it a full 3 games this year before he got hurt. Same thing every year. I think it is about time for Chipper to seriously consider retirement.

DawgB

April 12th, 2010
7:59 am

G. Tampa Bedwetter at 1:23 a.m. : If the Germans bomb Pearl Harbor, it would indeed be news. It was the Japanese who attacked Pearl Harbor.

Square Leg: I agree. One loss is all it takes for the Germans to bomb us. They must really be Braves fans.

georgiadawgg

April 12th, 2010
8:01 am

His name is not chipper, Its cripple jones. Thank you.

jasont13

April 12th, 2010
8:08 am

I was very suprised to see that the Braves do not lead the lead in strikeouts. The San Diego Padres lead the lead with 56 in 213 offical at bats. They also have the worst team batting average other than the Cubs. If they Braves do not sweep the lowly Padres then something is wrong. Oh and another thing, how does Terry Pendleton still have a job?

RomeDawg

April 12th, 2010
8:09 am

Probably time for the legend to pack it in. Just think what the Braves could do with the $15M they are spending on him while he soaks in an ice bath.

Cecil34

April 12th, 2010
8:11 am

Are obliques weakened or damaged by repeated firing of high powered rifles in cold weather?

curtis jones

April 12th, 2010
8:14 am

You folks who have been speculating on the Braves’ chances with Chipper in the lineup might as well face it: that’s not going to happen. He won’t play 100 games. Nor will Glaus. There go your corner “power” guys. You’ve got McCann and Heyward for some pop, Prado for base hits, Infante and Escobar for the occasional single….and then it’s a bunch of bench guys and 4th outfielders. 3rd place team.

jim

April 12th, 2010
8:15 am

Gee, I did’nt know we had so many doctors reading this column. Here is a challenge – if you are not an M.D., please refrain from your “all knowing” comments about the human body and how it works. Amazing that so many testostorone guys have all the answers about Chipper and they really don’t know the f ing question. The guy is a hall of famer in the future who happens to have health issues. If the braves think he is worth the money, and they do, then let it go. Do something meaningful, like discussing brain function/disfunction. Go Chipper and go braves.

bravesfan

April 12th, 2010
8:15 am

I can’t help but think that all of Chipper’s injuries are due to lack of training, stretching, cool down stretching, etc. This is getting ridiculous! Put a fork in Chipper – he’s done!

GTFan

April 12th, 2010
8:20 am

Chipper just needs to go ahead and retire already! He always seems to get hurt every year right at the beginning. He’s such a joke!

bravo42

April 12th, 2010
8:21 am

Chipper need to go to the announcing booth with Smoltz and talk about old times. If a nat hits Chipper he will be on the disable list. Time to call it quits.

Navigator

April 12th, 2010
8:26 am

How did Chipper do in yesterday’s game, oh yeah he’s injured himself again. $16,000,000 per year, now if I’m the board of directors, I find the guy who negotiated that contract and make sure he/she never does one again, as much of the failure on this team is the front office (including BCox) who just can’t coach younger players.

WestSide Wes

April 12th, 2010
8:26 am

Chipper’s saving himself for the stretch run in September. He’s a superstar and needs to protect his body.

siskel_god

April 12th, 2010
8:30 am

Well after last year I think I would rather have Chipper play in 120 games and hit .350, 20, 85 as opposed to playing 145+ and hitting .260, 15, 65. He’s always been a mangina but at least he’s productive during a 3 day work week. Just think of Prado and Infante as your everyday infielders and anything from Chipper is just extra. I would say he needs to go to the AL and DH, but all his injuries seem to come from swinging the bat and running the bases.

robdawg08

April 12th, 2010
8:31 am

I’m one of thhe biggest Chipper fans but it does seem like he is getting hurt with a lot of odd injuries. The oblique reminds of none other than Mike “Mr. DL” Hampton. I hope he gets well soon and returns to his old self. Face it, without his bat the Braves are doomed. And ain’t no team gonna trade for an injured 38 year-old OF making $16 mill per year. You all better hope he gets well soon.

robdawg08

April 12th, 2010
8:34 am

That injured while shooting a gun all winter comment was funny ! But sadly might even be true…

Tucker

April 12th, 2010
8:35 am

Chipper is a lock for both the Baseball Hall of Fame and the Medical Hall of Fame.

Daniel

April 12th, 2010
8:35 am

I really want to defend Chipper here. You know this is a long season and a few games here and there is not a big deal. I really don’t want to be an over reacting, hypercritical “fan”. But, this injury is just….. unbelievable (except that it is). Dang, I hope he gets back and plays without injury for at least a couple months before tweaking something else. Is that too much to ask?

Jesse Stone

April 12th, 2010
8:36 am

This team looks a lot like last year’s team. They’ll break out and score double digit runs, then score 2 or 3 for th next week. Boy, I’m sure glad Frankie Wren solved our offensive woes this offseason.

Jesse Stone

April 12th, 2010
8:37 am

……and boy, aren’t the Yankees missing Melky.

robdawg08

April 12th, 2010
8:43 am

Melky couldn’t hit his way outta wet paper bag with four holes and a tear in it ! If he plays over Diaz, Cox needs deep psyco-analysis of his brain. At least Diaz can hit.

Don

April 12th, 2010
8:44 am

With the Braves giving Chipper a huge long term contract and with him now only a part time player, drawing his salary regardless, and having injury after injury after injury; one has to wonder if he has the motivation or enough interest in what is best for the team to have any kind of SIGNIFICANT OFF SEASON CONDITIONING PROGRAM. And with Bobby Cox’s Country Club Spring Training and lack of a demanding conditioning program during the season, this is what we get.

renegade#1

April 12th, 2010
8:44 am

Please Lord. If Chipper gets hurt this bad swinging the bat; don’t let him hit a double and have to slide. The Braves don’t have the money for funeral expenses.

LWB

April 12th, 2010
8:44 am

Good pitching, no offense to support it. It’s been that way for a while now sadly. No power or speed has been status quo for far too long. Even if Chipper comes back, he has looked very bad from the left side since last June.

ugaaccountant

April 12th, 2010
8:50 am

“G. Tampa Bedwetter
April 12th, 2010
1:23 am
Surprise, Surprise, Chipper’s hurt. What other great news flash will the AJC uncover?
Germans bomb Pearl Harbor.”

I see someone’s getting their history from the movie Animal House ;)

As to the general hatred of Chipper, you folks should be ashamed of yourselves. He’s a hall of famer and you are a bloody pathetic fan if you can’t appreciate that.

Also, I’m as big a budget/salary guy as you’ll find. But, his salary is very much in line with how other veteran players are paid in baseball. You perform first then you get paid. That’s the system and whining about the system won’t change anything. Hate the system, not the player, especially when the player isn’t even a Boras client. Chipper’s never stuck it to us in negotiations. Remember that he signed this contract coming off a batting title, if he had went to free agency he’d be making more.

Bill

April 12th, 2010
8:50 am

Every year the same old BS. Just think about it, repeat the same mistakes over and over. Well at least Bobby will be gone in 2011.
Boy Diaz looked like a gold glove yesterday, Right ! Mac can’t block the ball. etc etc etc etc

When will it stop.

Realist...keep it real..this team is not good

April 12th, 2010
8:50 am

The Braves are in trouble. This team cannot compete with the filthies…it is what it is. We failed to do anything to improve our offense and it looks like it got worse. LaRoche was a much better option at 1b than Glaus…It’s a shame that our great pitching will go to waste this year because the offense just can’t get it done. We have a chipper that is old for baseball standards and just can’t stay healthy. He’s been this way for 4 seasons now. We need to get younger and be aggresive in the free agent market or we will never sniff october baseball again….sad but true

No. Ga. bob

April 12th, 2010
8:51 am

Well, we’ve certainly got LARRY! When you get put CURLY and MOE with him, you’ve got the funniest team in baseball.

Mike

April 12th, 2010
8:52 am

Here we go again, Chipper’s hurt. When will the Braves unload this guy & get on with it? It’s time Chipper, make like horse hockey & hit the trail.

robdawg08

April 12th, 2010
8:52 am

Here’s my line-up (if Chipper’s doesn’t have a wart on his finger…) and batting order :

CF – McClouth
2B – Prado
RF – Heyward
C – McCann
3B – Jones
SS – Escobar
1B – Hinske
LF – Diaz
P -

GetwhatUpayfor

April 12th, 2010
8:57 am

robdawg08-Diaz damn can’t catch and I’d rather have Milky playing anyday. Maybe U need brain check.

robdawg08

April 12th, 2010
9:01 am

I’ll take good Diaz bat and weak D over Milky’s extremely weak bat and average D….

robdawg08

April 12th, 2010
9:04 am

I think this is the first time I ever heard of someone getting injured while testing themself for a different injury. As others have said, you can’t make this stuff up…

robdawg08

April 12th, 2010
9:05 am

Themself = my new word ! Lol.

tired of the same

April 12th, 2010
9:07 am

Chipper could get injured cutting his fingernails.

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