Jordan speaks to Jones about comments

Brian Jordan apologized to former teammate Chipper Jones after recent comments he made on a nationally syndicated radio show.

Jordan said Friday that didn’t necessarily apologize for his comments – that Jones should train harder and stretch more to avoid injuries – but rather that the Braves third baseman had to deal with the fallout.

“Chipper and I are friends,” said Jordan, now a broadcaster for Braves’ pre- and post-game shows and the Class AAA Gwinnett Braves. “I don’t know what training Chipper does. All I know is as I got older and later in my career I had to make adjustments to my training. What I said was just my opinion. I told him I was sorry he had to deal with all that in New York.”

Jordan said he addressed the matter as part of a G-Braves broadcast Thursday and would again Friday on the Braves pre-game show. He also said he intended to apologize to manager Bobby Cox.

Jones told the AJC this week that he would reserve judgment on Jordan’s comments.

“I would have hated for something to be taken out of context and cause a big to-do over it,” Jones said. “I’m sure that we’ll talk at some point.”

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Brian Jordan

April 30th, 2010
7:32 pm

“… so I didn’t mean to say it…
…. but I meant what I said….”

(J. McMurtry)

01HAWK

April 30th, 2010
7:38 pm

UH, I was drunk when I said it, but now that I am sober………………….I meant every word I said and Chipper you have less fans than you think.

BravesFanChris25

April 30th, 2010
7:43 pm

BravesFanChris25

April 30th, 2010
7:44 pm

adam

April 30th, 2010
7:47 pm

well he should stop taking days off for every little ache and pain !!!!

BravesFanChris25

April 30th, 2010
7:48 pm

BravesFanChris25

April 30th, 2010
7:49 pm

Oh no. I hope that Astros’ player is alright.

BravesFanChris25

April 30th, 2010
8:14 pm

BravesFanChris25

April 30th, 2010
8:16 pm

And steals second :)

BravesFanChris25

April 30th, 2010
8:32 pm

Don't-win-it-4Bobby-but-4the-FANS

April 30th, 2010
8:32 pm

Who is Chris Vivlamore???

Carroll Rogers

April 30th, 2010
8:34 pm

Chris Vivlamore is our hockey writer who is helping out on the Braves beat for the next couple of month.

That Heyward ball got outta here in a hurry. back-to-back games with homers after Bobby called on him to be a little more aggressive. I should say so.

corkylovesbeer

April 30th, 2010
8:35 pm

Did DOB take some time off?

corkylovesbeer

April 30th, 2010
8:36 pm

Did the negativity on the blog get to DOB and he had to take some time off?

Ronald Millsaps

April 30th, 2010
8:49 pm

I’d move Heyward to “three” and have him bat in front of McCann.

As for Chipper-Jordan, I’m glad Jordan didn’t apologize for the comments because he didn’t say anything insulting, just that he thought Chipper’s approach was wrong. Nothing wrong with that statement.

“Adam”– You’re in no position to make that comment about Chipper.

As for David O’Brien perhaps not liking negativity, negativity isn’t intrinsically wrong. The Braves have earned a lot of criticism so far, and there’s nothing wrong with making valid suggestions.

Let’s design a deal for Josh Willingham, Jorge Cantu, or Cody Ross. We still need some pop on this team, albeit it’s nice to see Heyward providing some. Running Kelly, Francoeur, and LaRoche out of town was a mistake. Running any of the three out was a mistake, and what’s the deal with the defense lately? This high error total is unprofessional.

Speaking of unprofessional, I hope Bobby never again feels compelled to remind Yunel Escobar that he’s 28, not four.

Ronald Millsaps

April 30th, 2010
8:52 pm

If Atlanta does not right the ship, we need to trade Billy Wagner, who would have MAJOR trade value amongst contenders.

Nice to see Atlanta attempt a stolen base. When you’re shooting yourself in the foot with double plays and not winning, you need to make adjustments— like ones pertaining to things you’re doing to hurt your own cause. I just can’t get over the lack of aggression on this team oftentimes and the willingness to continue attempting what unquestionably doesn’t work.

Carroll Rogers runs a better blog.

kjb

April 30th, 2010
9:04 pm

Maybe Bobby Cox can be our hitting coach next year, after a talk with Heyward to be more aggressive it seems to be a positive sign!!!

OzzyBraves

April 30th, 2010
9:26 pm

I like boobies.

lee

April 30th, 2010
9:33 pm

it just amazes me that how so many people give him and chipper himself seem to have such a sense of ENTITLEMENT!! when the guy cant walk across the feild or swing a bat without hurting himself!! And when jordon made those remarks chipper was suppose to be out for “days”–but “magically” after jordan’s coments, chipper was suddenly back on the feild the next day!!!! that right there said a lot!! but now it sounding like chipper is trying to sound like that ENTITTLED SLACKER that he is and expecting everyone to roll over for him!!! thats the problem with this team–no accountability!!

BravesFanChris25

April 30th, 2010
9:57 pm

Finally a win :)

RHR

April 30th, 2010
11:18 pm

DOB says hes “day to day” and the thrashers writer is helping with the braves beat? Hmmmmm.

CaptainMudderland

April 30th, 2010
11:33 pm

We owe a few to Milwaukee

Carroll Rogers

April 30th, 2010
11:40 pm

Just posted a blog with some post-game quotes in it….http://bit.ly/bDcMps

If you don’t want to tear yourself away I’ll give you this nugget from Hanson when asked if he took the mound with the mentality today of wanting to be the guy to stop the streak…“I like when I get the ball in big games and big situations,” Hanson said. “So I wanted to go out there and do exactly what I said, be aggressive and try to go as deep as possible and make pitches. It worked out tonight. We got the win. You can see how everyone is acting around here, a little more chipper than the last few days.”

I heard McCann singing in the shower….There were some happy folks around here tonight. Maybe somebody needs to invite Lukie Wilson back.

Pete

April 30th, 2010
11:44 pm

McFann will be jealous you saw (I mean heard) McCann in the shower : )

jay dubu

May 1st, 2010
12:00 am

What did Jordan apologize to Cox for?

Knockahoma

May 1st, 2010
12:36 am

Jordan is partially to blame for the losing streak. Talk about making a distraction for a team that was tight knit and is led by Chipper.

Between Jordan and Josh Smith I am not sure who is dumber.

Mike McDonald

May 1st, 2010
12:36 am

Brian Jordan is one opinionated and biased jerk. He couldn’t begin to measure up to Chipper’s talent as a baseball player, nor as an articulate and brainy spokesperson. Brian is a wannabe, but unsuccessful, would-be businessman. Unfortunately for him, these are tough times and there are no free passes for jocks with over-sized egos or gaping holes in their “swing”. His piling on John Rocker after the racially biased (and entrapment) Sports Illustrated article on Rocker’s accurate and honest NYC subway transit comments, was a low point in the history of Braves’ team chemistry. As a native New Yorker,and long time subway strap-hanger, I can attest to the veracity of John Rocker’s ” tell it like it is” opinion of that particular train.

As for Brian Jordan, the less face time he gets on Braves’ media, the better.

hind tit

May 1st, 2010
12:40 am

why didn’t he just tell him his opion to his face instead of going public with it. if he’s going to be in the broadcast lime light and doesn’t learn from this he will be doing alot of backtracking.

Pace

May 1st, 2010
1:57 am

As a member of the local Atlanta sports media ; Brian Jordan has every available privilege afforded to
him by the fact that his given a microphone and a forum on television to express his views.
Who ever heard of a professional MLB player with so many oblique , groin , hamstring and other types
of injuries that Chipper has experienced in the last 3 years ? Having been a professional athlete in
2 sports of both football and baseball; it would appear that he would know about -conditioning-.
There have long been stories about Chipper -sitting out– when his aches and pains may not be
as serious as what the local media is lead to report. I commend Jordan for his comments.

BravesAreDone

May 1st, 2010
4:09 am

Chipper is overpaid and pretty much worthless to the Braves at this point.

Greg Talley's Untapped Potential

May 1st, 2010
6:32 am

Poor John Rocker! He wuz trapped!

Cornholio

May 1st, 2010
8:06 am

Did anybody else hear Joe Simpson talking last night about Cal Ripkin Jr. and how many nights he must have played through an “oblique” strain, etc. Sounded like a straight rip to #10 to me.

Ex-braves as announcers

May 1st, 2010
9:35 am

It’s amusing that Jordan, Smoltz, and Glavine were all very critical of the Braves, when playing for them. Now, they are . . . well, I’m not sure what they are now.

rhcjr66

May 1st, 2010
9:36 am

Between Jordan and Josh Smith I am not sure who is dumber…..LMAO!!

L.B. 4 the Braves

May 1st, 2010
9:50 am

Cornholio,

I heard that comment from Joe Simpson too. I think he brought up a great point and I do believe it was directed not only at Chipper, but Yunel as well, because he mentioned a hip / groin strain. As soon as he said it, I was ticked off. But after I thought about it for a few minutes, I thought……………He’s absolutely right!!! Hopefully the Braves will go on a winning streak and all of this stuff will be forgotten. Wait…….we are on a winning streak. ONE!!

GovClintonTyree

May 1st, 2010
9:52 am

Brian Jordan is not dumb, and he is not wrong. The results would suggest that whatever Chipper’s flexibility and stretching program is, it is flat not working. I am a huge Chipper fan, and I’m disappointed that he hasn’t been able to stay on the field nor stay healthy when he is on the field…and this didn’t start yesterday.

Kudos to BJ for stating the obvious – something’s missing in Chip’s conditioning program. I don’t guess any of us knows what he’s doing, but when DOB inquired about his program, he said he wanted to stay stronger through the season and was lifting often with intensity.

OK, great, but that’s not your biggest problem, Chip. That’s a neanderthal approach. You’re not flexible, and it shows up in various leg injuries and oblique pulls. Concentrate on your core and flexibility and let’s see if you can’t earn your $14m the next couple years.

GovClintonTyree

May 1st, 2010
10:00 am

Mike McDonald, almost no one on the planet lives up to the standard that Chipper has set. Problem is, neither is Chipper. And since Brian Jordan is an ex-ballplayer who had similar challenges staying healthy in his 30’s, I think he’s qualified to opine on his experience, what he tried to do and how that might relate to Chipper. I don’t have a problem with it.

I remember some years back Chipper had a rough year with the glove and his dad pointed it out, and Chipper bristled. And his dad said, “Now, don’t get angry, I just think you’re getting a little lazy with your fundamentals,” or words to that effect, and in fact he did make some adjustments and had a great year with the glove thereafter.

And of course, there was the famous Smoltz/Chipper a few years ago, after which Chipper made sure he was playing every day.

I’m not saying Chipper is lazy; he’s not. I do think it’s fair to say that he doesn’t like criticism and bristles, then considers, then finds what he can use in it. I hope he does that here, because I love him and I think there’s some truth in what BJ is saying.

sirluciouscp@yahoo.com

May 1st, 2010
10:28 am

Chippers a bum, it time to find the 3rd baseman of the future. He’s killing the team. He always been lazy, just supremely talented. As he’s gotten older that become more and more evident. Put some hard work in you bum!

Pace

May 1st, 2010
11:13 am

What ever happened to ‘The Chipper Jones Diaries ‘? It needs to be rekindled like his worn out frame.
Remember Chipper’s fabled hero # 7…..who played like a mummy taped up from center field to !st base
and decided to hang it up when his batting avg went to to .297….,.
The varmants, deer, prarie dogs are await’n down of the ranch in Texas…..$14 mil can buy al lot of ATV’s and hunting gear…..Maybe endorsements on the outdoor channel for all that other stuff…..

David O'Brien

May 1st, 2010
11:30 am

Did the negativity on the blog get to DOB and he had to take some time off? corkylovesbeer

corky, and also RHR: thanks for keeping me in your thoughts. but really, think about it: when’s the last time one of us (carroll or I) worked a home game the day after a seven-day road trip?

just getting a couple of days off after working 90 hours last week, not counting travel (and no, that’s not an exaggeration; and no, not asking for any sympathy, just trying to give you some idea what the workload involved is these days with all the online stuff we’re doing).

so when I’m off saturday, you needn’t worry, wonder or conjure any theories. bless you.

RHR

May 2nd, 2010
12:32 am

Whew. Was afraid the ajc had finally taken Homer’s advice and FIREd DOB! (smile)

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