Jones surprised at Brian Jordan’s criticism of 3B

New York – Chipper Jones was surprised to hear former teammate Brian Jordan call him out on a nationally syndicated radio show when Jordan said the veteran third baseman should train harder and stretch more to avoid injuries.

“Until I talk to B.J. I’m going to have to reserve judgment,” said Jones, who returned to the Braves’ lineup Sunday after leaving Saturday’s game with a sore right hip.

“B.J.’s not a switch-hitter, so he doesn’t go through the same things I do. B.J. doesn’t know what I do in the offseason, doesn’t see my workout regimen. He’s not in here 24/7.”

Jordan, a broadcaster for Braves’ pregame and postgame shows and Triple-A Gwinnett TV games, said on a MLB Network Radio that he wasn’t sure if Jones, 38, was “dedicating himself” to staying healthy.

“He leaves you scratching your head because, you know, it’s been a problem, especially his obliques the last couple years,” Jordan said. “I think he just doesn’t think he’s aging.

“As you get older, you’ve got to work out a little harder to prevent injury and I’m not sure if he’s really dedicating himself, his body, to doing that, because I was really surprised to see that oblique injury pop up so early this season. [Jones recently missed three games with an oblique muscle strain in his side].

“He said he worked out, he got himself in better shape but, you know. I know the fans, I know myself … we’re all scratching our heads and we’re just crossing our fingers that he can stay healthy.”

Co-host Jim Bowden asked, “So, Brian, you think that he’s getting hurt because he’s not working out hard enough and staying in shape at his age?”

Jordan answered: “Uh, you know what, I really believe so. I think at some point when you start getting older, you really have to do the extra things. You’ve got to get in that whirlpool, you’ve got to stretch, and really work hard to keep your flexibility before you get out there on the field. And I’m not sure if he’s dedicating himself to doing that.

“He’s so used to — you know, I played with him so long — just sitting around and waiting for the game, and take a couple jogs and go play. But as you get older, you know, you cannot do that. You’ve gotta go the extra mile to be ready to play.”

Jones said, “I would have hated for something to be taken out of context and cause a big to-do over it. I’m sure that we’ll talk at some point. But I don’t even know why I was the topic of conversation to begin with. Doesn’t make any sense to me.”

Jordan was a Pro Bowl defensive back before switching full-time to baseball and playing 15 seasons through 2006. He played five years with the Braves in two stints, 1999-2001 and 2005-2006, then retired at 39.

Because of injuries, Jordan played more than 140 games only three times in his career, including a high of 153 games in 1999 for Atlanta.

“Yeah, I mean, for somebody who missed three times as many games as I have over a shorter period of time, it’s a little….” Jones said, without finishing the thought.

“And the thing about it is, I stretched every day for five months, and chasing a fly ball still tore my hamstring when I was playing left field [in April 2004]. So to get on my stretching program or whatever he was commenting on, doesn’t make any sense.

“When you play baseball at its highest level, and play it at the speed we play it, you’re going to get hurt. You’re going to have things go wrong. He’s right to a certain extent — as you get older, things are going to break down. But [Jordan's comments were] kind of out of left field, for me.”

Jones said after leaving Saturday’s game in the third inning that he expected to miss at least a few games. However, when he woke Sunday he said the hip felt better and that he could swing well enough from the left side to play.

He called hitting coach Terry Pendleton and told him, “Tell Bobby [Cox] that I’m in.”

Braves trainers told Jones that he likely has an inflamed bursa sac in the right hip.

259 comments Add your comment

JC Brave

April 25th, 2010
8:51 pm

beauvighn

April 25th, 2010
8:53 pm

beauvighn

April 25th, 2010
8:53 pm

James

April 25th, 2010
8:53 pm

I think B.J. was saying this as a sort of motivation to try and get Chipper healthier. I probably agree that Chipper is not working as hard as he should or could be, but that’s not saying that he doesn’t work out hard.

David

April 25th, 2010
8:54 pm

Brian Jordan doesn’t seem like the right person to be pointing fingers here… He was injured all the time.

beauvighn

April 25th, 2010
8:55 pm

Hanson will pitch a Gem tonight and lose 1-0…I can see it coming

San Fran Ryan

April 25th, 2010
8:55 pm

Well here’s my answer I guess.

Chipper Jones is playing today when he is still hurt probably due to B.J.’s comments

beauvighn

April 25th, 2010
8:56 pm

It sounds from things like the other guy baited Brian a little bit and he panicked and spewed all over his shoes…He probably wished he hadn’t said anything immediately after he said it.

Notso Fast

April 25th, 2010
8:57 pm

IT’S EASY FROM THE BOOTH TO TELL PEOPLE HOW THEY SHOULD DO IT. THEY ALL GET BETTER ONCE THEY STOP PLAYING.

crabapplejoe

April 25th, 2010
8:57 pm

@Brian Jordan….STFU

Ellen

April 25th, 2010
8:59 pm

I don’t know what any of his training/workouts involve, but I do know Chipper gets hurt way too much and way too easy. It always seems to be something with him over the last several years. Injuries are going to happen, but just seems to happen way too much for him. Braves need him healthy, so he needs to do whatever it takes to stay healthy and stay in the lineup.

beauvighn

April 25th, 2010
8:59 pm

Brain has never impressed me as an announcer anyway…I’m not saying, I’m just saying…

Sage of Bluesland

April 25th, 2010
8:59 pm

Jordan was and always has been a clown…I’ll never forget the little fit he had when the team had the nerve–the NERVE–to part ways with him the first time…it should have been the last.

Always has been a punk. Always will be. I refuse to watch when he’s on…or listen when I hear his silly voice…I won’t subsidize his incompetence.

Only in Atlanta is this clown employed…Only in Atlanta…

braves70

April 25th, 2010
9:03 pm

Brian Jordan was absoluteley correct. Chipper better be glad that it was not insinuated that he took steroids or is just dogging it as many on this blog have responded. John Smoltz spoke for many of us when he questioned Chipper missing games 2 years ago. I think Chipper may now be suffering from a strained conscience.

Bill

April 25th, 2010
9:04 pm

I never liked BJ anyway..showboat most of the time!

Now we have to hear his mouth running all the time…his opinion sucks.

SWAT Native

April 25th, 2010
9:05 pm

For those calling BJ a punk, you got it all wrong. I’ve met him, he’s one of the nicest guys ever.

As for what he said about Chipper, I think he’s got a point.

Josh

April 25th, 2010
9:07 pm

Jordan is trash.

Chillahill43

April 25th, 2010
9:09 pm

Looks like his hip cost us two runs. Not being
able to run the bases and not being able to
get off his lazy hass. …. Yea good job chipper
what a joke. Oh and i see why DOB was taken
TPs side yesterday and skeered to get on TP
he had an article coming out todsy and didnt
want the Braves to see DOB not being a company
man… Lets blast yunel. DOB. Chipper needs too
sit down and heal. This is just ridiculous. This
team is worse than the pirates. Unacceptable!!!!!!

beauvighn

April 25th, 2010
9:10 pm

I’m sure someone from the Braves front office may suggest to Jordan that it would be in his best interest to call the game in Gwinnett and keep his opinion’s to himself

Najeh Davenpoop

April 25th, 2010
9:11 pm

Brian Jordan may or may not be qualified to make that statement or correct in his reasoning, but you can’t argue with the observation that Chipper is way too injury prone to be reliable. He’s been great his whole career and deserves to go to the Hall of Fame, but if the Braves can part with Maddux, Glavine, and Smoltz, they can move on from Chipper too.

Matt the Brave

April 25th, 2010
9:13 pm

2-two games until Chipper blows out his hip.

Gene

April 25th, 2010
9:15 pm

I have no beef with BJ, I agree, it sounds like he got baited. No one knows how hard Chipper does or doesn’t work out. Fact of the matter is, if he never got hurt and always played at an optimum level, then people would be making steroid accusations, claiming he is too old to be playing so well. He would be criticized either way. Chipper has done enough for the Braves to earn my respect, so if he says he’s training, I believe him.

Braves Guy

April 25th, 2010
9:16 pm

I know Brian personally and would have to say that he happens to be a very down to earth and very humble person. He is dedicated to fitness and is a workout junky. I would argue that his injuries occured for the most part due to the way he played and not by “stepping on the baseline” and tweaking something. Chipper is hurt entirely too frequently. He may not be with Chipper 24/7, but as an ex teammate i’m sure he has some idea as to what Chipper’s workouts and preparation were like.

beauvighn

April 25th, 2010
9:16 pm

Does Joe Morgan ever come up for air…I swear he must suck every bit of air out of that broadcast booth

froggy

April 25th, 2010
9:18 pm

Hey, I’m glad Jordan put it out there — since our soft pitch Atlanta media never seems to want to lay a glove on Chipper. I’m a big fan of Jones, and think he’s done great things, but it’s a fair question, and Chipper’s response is a classic non-answer, “BJ doesn’t know what I do in the offseason, doesn’t see my workout regimen.” I’d hope DOB would follow up with, OK, Chipper, what IS your workout regimen? What have you done to specifically target your obliques? Have you worked with specialists familiar with prevention for this problem?

The word on Chipper forever was this was a guy who could fall out of bed and go play, and didn’t exactly kill himself to get prepared physically. It’s a reasonable question to ask, given these repeated injuries, what he’s done to try to avoid them now that he’s older. After all, he’s being paid $14 million to play this year. If he was in the NY media market he would be getting hammered on this question.

Chris

April 25th, 2010
9:19 pm

It sure is amazing how Hockey, Basketball, and Football players can very often make it all season yet for a sport where you do 95% standing around, losers like Chipper are often hurt. Pathetic. To the losers who still do the “first” thing, PLEASE get a life.

super17

April 25th, 2010
9:19 pm

I’m amazed Joe Morgan doesn’t pull a jaw muscle running his mouth non stop. Needs to share his stretching regimen with Chipper.

braves70

April 25th, 2010
9:20 pm

The entire problem with the Braves is that everytime someone points out a flaw in the Golden Boy’s game, everyone rushes to defend Chipper and attack the commentator. The press, the Braves management, and most of all Bobby Cox have always stepped in and shielded him from any criticism. No one wonder the Braves as a team have become as lifeless and dull as the Buck Commander.

Brian is right

April 25th, 2010
9:21 pm

You guys defending Chipper need to get off your knees from below him, and start realizing that Chipper doesn’t hold himself to the same standards that he holds teammates. Chipper never accepts responsibility for his own miscues or mistakes on or off of the baseball field. Case in point look at all of the errors he has made already this season. He has been saved by some of the best fielding first basemen the past few years ( Mark Teixera, Casey Kotchman, and Adam LaRoache). Now that we have a converted third baseman playing first base ( Troy Glaus ) his fielding errors are more evident. It’s stupid how he is quick to call out Yunel Escobar for his misttakes, but does not hold himself up to the same standards. When you make millions of dollars playing baseball, you be held accountable for your errors ( Escobar, or Chipper ). I am a Chipper Jones fan and respect his loyalty ( signing for hometown discounts ), and will remain his fan. I am disappointed at how he is quick to call out teammates for also making errors on the field. Besides, all of these clowns in our lineup are making errors now. This team is severely underachieving.

beauvighn

April 25th, 2010
9:21 pm

Hey Chris….let me be the FIRST to say kiss my arse

Mr. Green Jeans

April 25th, 2010
9:22 pm

Say what you want, the Mets top 3 are kicking our butts… Chipper needs to go back and ride the pine, that is some s-l-o-w fielding there bud. And yes super17, Joe Morgan sucks.

Buzz Capra

April 25th, 2010
9:26 pm

All veterans should have personal trainers at that level and salary to ensure they are fit for duty. The Braves can’t win without a healthy Chipper. There’s only 3 or 4 pure hitters on the team and I’d rather see Rookies (from A, AA, AAA) brought up than watch Melky, Glaus, and McClouth all bat .150 this year with no hope and no playoffs.

marty kinsey

April 25th, 2010
9:28 pm

I’m sorry, but this team plays poor defense. I find it amazing that the same people who have such a problem with Yunel Escobar, turn a blind eye to not only Chipper’s shaky defense, but also McCann’s as well.

I think a change of coaching staff will do this team some good. Clearly they are no longer responding to the present staff as much as they should.

Brian is right

April 25th, 2010
9:29 pm

Marty, I agree with you also about McCann. Obviously, none of these guys are up to par in the field right now.

Fred

April 25th, 2010
9:30 pm

Good for you Jordan. Finally somebody in the media said what all of us fans have been saying for years. Chipper doesn’t do enough to ensure that he plays the game. Chipper is always getting hurt playing a game with virtually no contact. Good thing he doesn’t play football.

Brian is right

April 25th, 2010
9:30 pm

There you go Tommy. Nice try Jeff.

Brave One

April 25th, 2010
9:31 pm

All you gay Chipper lovers consider this: His opinion of himself has grown to huge proportions and now he is insecure with Jordan’s comments, which were very calm and non bashing. I was always taught as an athlete, that you get hurt when you are out of shape. Half, or more, of you Jordan basher’s have never played or you would know that. Second, Chipper has for years, cocked his mouth when being interviewed which is an “affected”, narcissistic thing.
Chipper Jones has great talent. He also has a great ego and most probably feigns most of these “injuries”. The rest is because he is out of shape. Too bad, with all that talent. The Braves have been paying him a fortune for way too long.
Again, for all you Chipper lovers, coddle him when he hurts!

beauvighn

April 25th, 2010
9:31 pm

Buzz, don’t you think when you invest millions of dollars in players , the way all pro teams do, you would have fitness trainers on staff that are charded with the task of keeping these guys game ready. I’m sure the Braves have a so called fitness guru but I’m sure a guy like that will not have much success getting these million dollar babies to follow his advice. Chipper’s got his money..that’s probably why he doesn’t put the importance on proper fitness that some of the younger players do who are trying to make the big money

TM

April 25th, 2010
9:31 pm

I have no idea if both Chipper or Brian should or should not be saying anything… or whether Brian should call Chipper out or not.

BUT, sorry Chipper most Braves fans are questioning everything you are either doing or not doing for the last several years because the injuries are ridiculous! I’ve never seen an athlete get injured as many days as Chipper has over the last 5-6 years. Oblique 5-6 times a season, throw in a hip, add a hamstring or a hurt finger… it never ends.

I love ya Chip, but c’mon here… fans or analysts aren’t allowed to raise a question? Sorry bud, you are way off base here.

Gwinnett Fred

April 25th, 2010
9:34 pm

I gotta agree with the folks that wonder what it is about being “first”.

Seriously, did I miss out on a contest that those that are “first” the most times in a month win a free Sunday paper??

Betwen the “first” group and the gang of mental midgets that just HAVE to yell “knights” during the Anthem at Thrasher games, I don’t know which is more pathetic.

But do let me know when they offer a prize for being “first”, so I can continue to laugh at you losers!

Hess

April 25th, 2010
9:35 pm

I think all of u chipper definders need to take a realistic look at the golden boy. I’ll just use this year so far. He his a defencive libility and two weeks into the season he has pulled himself out of three games. He can’t hit from either side like he use to. He is a dh at best. If he can’t play 140 a year he needs to quit. Every time he feels something he pulls up lame. The best we can hope for is a big trade at the deadline but if something does not turn around soon it won’t matter.

Brian is right

April 25th, 2010
9:36 pm

I have always been a fan of Tim Hudson. That guy is a class act and gives it his best every time he steps on the mound.

beauvighn

April 25th, 2010
9:38 pm

Hey Fred…I think the reason people do the first thing is because of the running joke of people like you who seem to be annoyed with the first thing…It’s just a gag man, don’t let it overflow your hot water bottle….

TM

April 25th, 2010
9:40 pm

One other thing, I bet Club Cox in spring training doesn’t help any of the players encouraging to heal reoccurring injuries. Maybe next year’s manager might stress working out a little more. I tired of the repeating injuries and the POOR fundamental play the Braves have showed early on this season.

I don’t think it’s a coincidence the “Country Club” atmosphere that Bobby Cox runs and the play or lack there of…

Gwinnett Fred

April 25th, 2010
9:40 pm

What would make you think it annoys me – actually, it gives me reason to know there are others out there less fortunate than I am.

Seriously – for those that do it, either (a) they are really that hard up to be a success at the slightest thing or (b) they really need a life because the only ones that can be “first” have to be sitting there all day hitting the refresh button waiting on a new blog. Talk about needing a life!

Brian is right

April 25th, 2010
9:41 pm

These guys just have lost confidence in themselves right now. It looks like we are scared of making errors, and our focus is not there, like Hudson just stated on espn. The lack of focus being there that is.

DHD

April 25th, 2010
9:43 pm

What does this accomplish? If BJ wanted to motivate Chipper, he should go to him privately. He’s an idiot for doing it that way.

beauvighn

April 25th, 2010
9:43 pm

Fred, It obviously anoys you because you are taking time to comment about it…..By the way, I did recieve a prize once for being first…doesn’t everyone….enjoy the game Nancy….

Gwinnett Fred

April 25th, 2010
9:46 pm

Keep showing your (lack of) intelligence airhead beau.

I just enjoy seeing if anybody out there is actually stupid enough to try to defend it!!

Congratulations retard – you’re the “first” to do so.

Buzz

April 25th, 2010
9:46 pm

Chipper is frail to be such a great athlete.

Brian Jordan would have played a lot more baseball games, and been less injury prone, if he had not tackled hundreds of people as a Falcon.

I think some people are immensely talented, but not put together so great … and I think one of them is Chipper.

Chipper and Richt On Botox

April 25th, 2010
9:46 pm

Now I would pay to see Jordan-Jones. PLEASE!!!! Sign on Chipper!!

No doubt

April 25th, 2010
9:50 pm

I’d pay for that one too, but Chipper would probably pull out a couple weeks before the bout with a training injury!

BravesfaninWis

April 25th, 2010
9:50 pm

I think Chipper’s feelings are just hurt and that the truth hurts him. Brian Jordan isn’t exactly the guy who should be calling people out about injuries, but I believe Chipper would have made something up if Cal Ripken would have called him out instead of Jordan.

All I know is that I would rather see a bunch of hungry young players lighting it up instead of these older guys that are clearly slowing down. I like Chipper for what he has done over his career, but I believe its time that he calls it a career. I am just ready for a totally new direction from this Braves team. One that doesn’t include the names Bobby Cox, Roger McDowell, and Terry Pendelton.

beauvighn

April 25th, 2010
9:50 pm

Oh good one Fred..you really got me…ouch….and it’s mentally challenged…not retard…..retard.

TS

April 25th, 2010
9:51 pm

The Braves are just a comedy of errors right now. It’s pathetic.

BG

April 25th, 2010
9:51 pm

Chipper is washed up!

BravesfaninWis

April 25th, 2010
9:52 pm

Looks like the Braves could average more errors then runs per game in the next week.

BravesfaninWis

April 25th, 2010
9:53 pm

Oh what a f’n surprise, Troy Glaus hits into a inning ending DP.

BravesfaninWis

April 25th, 2010
9:54 pm

This team is pathetic.

beauvighn

April 25th, 2010
9:54 pm

Glaus has been taking hitting tips from Chippah

No doubt

April 25th, 2010
9:54 pm

A Chipper whiff and a Glaus GIDP.

Yep, these guys are in mid season form!

BravesfaninWis

April 25th, 2010
9:56 pm

I would take Kotchman back over Glaus, and why the Braves didn’t at least try to bring LaRoche back is a joke. Just another instance where they went cheap instead of getting something proven there. Both Kotchman and LaRoche would have made less errors, and more then likely done more damage at the plate. The Braves are a joke.

Stat Man

April 25th, 2010
9:57 pm

Hinske: .368 with 6 rbi in 19 at bats
Glaus: .186 with 8 rbi in 59 at bats

Would one of our media wonder boys or girls please have the hudspah to ask Bobby why Glaus is continuing to have the chance to blow ballgames for us?

BravesfaninWis

April 25th, 2010
9:58 pm

I think I am going to take in more Brewers and Twins games until the Braves go into a different direction. I would never be a fan of those teams, but at least see something different then this sh!t the Braves call baseball.

beauvighn

April 25th, 2010
9:58 pm

Question…if the Braves could get gonzalez from SD…who would you package in a deal to get him…I say Glaus , Schafer, a relief pitcher….but not Freddy

BravesfaninWis

April 25th, 2010
9:59 pm

Stat Man,

Not to mention that Hinske is more more solid with the glove at first base. Any ball in the dirt thrown to first base with Glaus playing scares the hell out of me.

BravesfaninWis

April 25th, 2010
10:00 pm

No way the Pads would trade Gonzalez with Glaus in the deal. They would no doubt ask for a package centered around Freeman.

Not me

April 25th, 2010
10:01 pm

I refuse to pay one red cent to go to a game as long as that money goes to paying stiffs like Glaus $1.75 million.

Seriously, I bust my butt at my work, raise a family and do whatever I can to make ends meet and this washed up piece of flesh makes more in 6 months being a bum than most of us will make in a lifetime (a lifetime being a respectable $45,000 a year for 40 years).

That’s just WRONG!

marty kinsey

April 25th, 2010
10:02 pm

Brian Jordan played two sports professionally. He is most certainly qualified to make the observations and comments he made about Chipper. I bet Jordan’s baseball career would have lasted longer has he not been playing football, and playing it at a high level.

This idea that it’s not his “place” is just cover for something else. I bet if Joe Morgan had made the same comments, the same people would say it wasn’t his “place” either. We get what “place” means and it has nothing to do with anything on the field.

I thought we liked people who brought a “football mentality” to baseball? Once a Safety, always a Safety. B

BravesfaninWis

April 25th, 2010
10:02 pm

For Gonzo we would have to start with Freeman, then throw in a starting pitcher or two from the minors, and it wouldn’t even surprise me for them to ask for either Hanson or Jurrgens. It will take a package not worth giving up for a rental player like Adrian Gonzalez.

beauvighn

April 25th, 2010
10:02 pm

Hanson is really sharp tonight….I feel for the guy.

Bruce's Pearl

April 25th, 2010
10:03 pm

Glaus’s problem is his aproach at the plate.He should try to pull everything,including both hamstrings.

Mike Hunt

April 25th, 2010
10:03 pm

Get ready for the cellar, Braves fans. This team stinks. Ownership is not committed to putting a competitive team on the field. Inept hitting with sloppy play in the field will be the story for this season.

Jonathan Simeone

April 25th, 2010
10:03 pm

More bad defense and no clutch hitting. Glaus has hit every time tonight with men on base; how much failure is enough?

Dr. Phil

April 25th, 2010
10:04 pm

Although Jordan’s comment was a cheap shot, Chipper’s conditioning, or lack of it, speaks for itself.

BravesfaninWis

April 25th, 2010
10:04 pm

Not Me,

I agree 100%. I to am done spending money on this team. They don’t do anything to improve their team and make games enjoyable for the fans. Without us fans these stiffs wouldn’t be getting paid like they do.

SamIam

April 25th, 2010
10:04 pm

Chipper did the very thing most people do when they get called out – they lash back at the person doing the calling out, even if what the caller outer said was true. In this case, what BJ said is proabably true. But IMO, Chipper has lost his drive (yes, he’s lazy) for the past couple of seasons, irrespective of his injuries. So, I don’t think the Braves will miss a beat if Chipper retires now to TX where he can hunt and fish every day and not worry about the pressure of producing. And don’t say we’ll miss his bat…cause we miss it now and he’s playing.

P.S. – Why is Glaus still in the line up. Have you ever…?

marty kinsey

April 25th, 2010
10:05 pm

Brian Jordan played two sports professionally. He is most certainly qualified to make the observations and comments he made about Chipper. I bet Jordan’s baseball career would have lasted longer has he not been playing football, and playing it at a high level.

This idea that it’s not his “place” is just cover for something else. I bet if Joe Morgan had made the same comments, the same people would say it wasn’t his “place” either. We get what “place” means and it has nothing to do with anything on the field.

I thought we liked people who brought a “football mentality” to baseball? Once a Safety, always a Safety. Brian Jordan spoke the truth and there was nothing out of his purview, it wasn’t mean spirited, petty, or false.

Stat Man

April 25th, 2010
10:07 pm

Gonzo would certainly be a magnificent upgrade, but we would be so susceptible to a good/decent lefty with 4-5-6 hitters all lefty, I think we’d be better off going after a righty (as in a righty not named Glaus)

beauvighn

April 25th, 2010
10:07 pm

Samlam, it’s called ” deny , and launch counter accusations” it is very effective for politicians and washed up ball players

beauvighn

April 25th, 2010
10:09 pm

With the rain delay, this will be like going to the dentist…you know the pain is coming , you just don’t know when it will hit you..

Not Me

April 25th, 2010
10:09 pm

Opening day and all that came with it (big win, standing room only crowd, all that optimism) sure seems like a lot longer than 3 weeks ago, doesn’t it??

Legend of Len Barker

April 25th, 2010
10:11 pm

This is the most lax team I’ve ever seen. You can tell they have no enthusiasm tonight.

I’d rather watch the 1976 Braves over this edition. At least they tried.

beauvighn

April 25th, 2010
10:12 pm

I can’t believe people are sitting in the rain getting drenched to watch these 2 teams play…they are new yorkers, i guess…beats getting mugged in Queens

JoD

April 25th, 2010
10:13 pm

How long are we going to allow the Donk, Booby Cox to ruin this team? Along with his frail ally, Chipper “Hurtman” Jones? These people that complain about Escobar, are the same morons that cheer for the “chipper.”

Mark

April 25th, 2010
10:14 pm

Remember when Smoltz called Chipper out a few years ago, and all of the sudden Chipper came back from his little ‘injury’ the next day and said he was fine. Now BJ does the same thing after one of those injuries, and Chipper is healed again and ready to play on Sunday. Maybe he just needs to get called out every now and then to keep him on the field.

BraveFalconHawk

April 25th, 2010
10:20 pm

RELEASE TROY GLAUS!!! NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jerald Holcombe

April 25th, 2010
10:23 pm

beauvighn: If you had a chance to get Gonzalez which we do, you would have to have owners that would be willing to pay enough to renegotiate his contract. I don’t think it would be outta the question to include Freeman in the deal if we were able to nail him down for at least 4 years. I wouldn’t include Schafer in that deal, but San Diego would go for Freeman and Dunn because they would be getting two promising players and trimming their payroll even more than it is now.

The Goche

April 25th, 2010
10:24 pm

I disagree with Jordan here, even though he might be right, he really doesn’t know so he has no place to talk.

That said, Jordan was a good player for us and never got his due (the first time, he was done before he even started the second time around). If the Golden Glove actually meant anything Jordan would have won one, plus he was a good hitter.

Mr. Green Jeans

April 25th, 2010
10:29 pm

thank God for the rain! This is painful. When will somebody step up and light a fire under these lazy asses??? Glaus is terrible, Chipper is trying to man up when he’s actually hurting the team being out there. BTW, what are Chippers chances of going back out after the rain delay? Zip, he’s done for the night and needs to stay down a week or two til this team can right itself.

looking alot like 1990 right now….

beauvighn

April 25th, 2010
10:30 pm

I would not include Freeman unless I locked up Gonzo long term…Freddie is a good prospect but given our luck with prospects he could follow suit and be a bust…Gonzo is a proven commodity…I would throw in Schafer. Blanco is in Gwinnett and I think he is just as good a prospect as Jordan..

Brave One

April 25th, 2010
10:31 pm

I hate to say it, because I think he is a class guy, but Terry Pendleton is the hitting coach, and they aren’t hitting! I realize he can’t do it for them, but he is supposed to show them how and what they are doing wrong. Failure to hit and score is not a new thing with the Braves.
One more thing about Chipper – wonder how many plays he could get in if he played football. He would probably be crippled after a few practices. I wish him well in Texas, and if only he would quit and go there.

Get New Ownership and Management

April 25th, 2010
10:33 pm

Ted Turner throwing in with Time Warner was the demize of The Braves. After Liberty Media gets all the write off from the Braves…………they will be up for sale again…………….didn’t Arthur Blanks inquire into buying the Braves before Time Warner move the tax write-off on paper to Liberty Media?

Jerald Holcombe

April 25th, 2010
10:33 pm

Well, looks like Hanson gonna lose another game due to non support. Even the run he gave up was because Chipper fielded it and threw like an old man. I’m 53 years old and I’ll guarantee you I wouldn’t look as bad as he did. Well, maybe I would look that bad, but he is getting paid a ton of money to do better than he is doing, both offensively and defensively. And for the person who says that the ones who rake Escobar most likely cheer for Chipper? Not so at all. Chipper, Escobar, Glaus, McLouth, Melky, Diaz, and Lowe all eat at the same dinner table and partake of the same 12-foot turd sandwich.

tee

April 25th, 2010
10:34 pm

It seems to me that a couple of your guys is getting mad at Brian for telling the truth. Chipper get hurt way to much. Atlanta should have traded him 3 years ago when he had value. Right now- he seems to be damaged goods and a complete liability at 3 base and in a everyday line-up. Bobby Cox, I know this is your last year; but do yourself and the Braves a favor and ask Chipper to join YOu.

Ward

April 25th, 2010
10:35 pm

Watching ESPN critique our guys hurts-especially when much of the stuff makes sense…..fundamentals, lack of hitting, bunting prowess, defensive lapses, stagnant offense….on and on….coaches and managers do make a difference…and over 162 games we continually are getting “exposed”…so long Bobby and your staff..2011 will see a major overhaul..overdue….

D.Ellis

April 25th, 2010
10:36 pm

Why the phuck does Terry Pendleton still have a job….if he was an employee in the “real world” his arse would have been canned 2 years ago……Waht he is responsible for isn’t cutting it.

Hard to say when this lineup is quarter garbage/quarter hurt/quarter young/and LITTERED with platoon players and low budget plug ins.

After Bobby leaves their gonna clean house and Ifor one can’t wait.

beauvighn

April 25th, 2010
10:37 pm

I do not remember seeing an entire team struggle they way the Braves are before. Individual players go through rough spots during a long season but usually not an entire team..at the same time…Maybe this means they will all get hot at the same time…What we need is a good old fashioned bench clearing brawl to spark a fire….If that should happen i bet chipper would probably pull a Hymen in the scrum

D.Ellis

April 25th, 2010
10:39 pm

IF the braves got in a bench clearing brawl, they would get their arse kicked becasue all of them would swing and miss…….

steve h

April 25th, 2010
10:40 pm

Premier Athletes:

The problem with uber talented athletes is that they never know when to leave the game. It is often said that the game will let you know when you are done but not with this class of athletes. Glavine, Smoltz and Chipper Jones are examples of this.

The one who DID know was Greg Maddux. The others would up costing teams a few games. We see that Chipper could have possibly cost us at least this game tonight if it goes into the books 1-0 Mets. His current hip problem means he’s not taking full swings at the plate and if you can’t swing it like you mean it, time to get off the field and move on.

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