11:25 am June 15, 2010, by Carroll Rogers
never seen a baseball game
June 15th, 20101:06 pm
you could pencil him in every day just dont dare use a pen!!! lollol
If he isn’t retiring today then WHY have a press conference now.
June 15th, 20101:07 pm
Rob – I think to anyone who objectively reads my posts it is quite clear that I am neither ignorant nor an idiot. So with that explanation of why I say you are the blog dolt defeated, perhaps a little introspection into what other cause I might have to say such a thing would be appropriate on your part.
Chipper wants to announce now so he can have a “farewell tour” like Bobby is having. Probably jealous of all that attention Bobby is getting. Will O’Brien continue to quote Chipper every day even after he retires?
June 15th, 20101:08 pm
As a lifelong Braves fan, I hate to see one of the most iconic players in Atlanta history coming to the end of his career… but for all he’s done, he will always be appreciated by Braves fans, even if this last season winds up being sub-par compared to what we usually expect.
He is a true professional baseball player… he’s not hanging around for the money or titles or glory or fame… he wants to play to his highest level and compete hard every night and be productive and help his team win games. When he realizes he can’t do that as much as he’s used to, well, he’s making some hard decisions. It can’t be easy for a lifetime major leaguer, but I wish him the best.
I met chipper when he was an up-and-coming minor leaguer in about 1991… it was amazing to watch his rise to team leader, league MVP and World Series champ. Here’s hoping that the Braves make one more playoff run for Chipper and that he gets a good, dignified, classy retirement from the team.
Good luck CJ!
If it’s Chipper time to hang it up. I wish him well and thank him for his years as a Brave. he did alot of good things for the Brave’s organization. It will be great to see his number retired at the Ted and at his name in cooperstown. Just hope he goes out with a bang.
The Sham, I think the only reason Chipper is leaving a caveat is in case he can stay healthy and catch fire. I think the fire’s still there, which is one reason he came back for this season and really wants to finish this season. He wants to play, but not if he can’t play any better than he has. He feels that he’s still capable, so he wants to leave the door open just in case he starts getting the results he feels he can.
June 15th, 20101:09 pm
The Braves are by far the best sports franchise in Atlanta, and Chipper is the best Brave, among many greats. Best wishes, Mr. Jones.
Hate him or love him, no one can dispute what he has meant to the braves orgization over the years. And giving up some of his salary to aquire Hudson a few years ago proves that he is 100 percent a team player. Thanks for everything Chip!
DOB could text Chip on the retirement circuit and get quote of the day from him; Would be better than the two-words sputtered out by Glaus.
Farewell tour. Quite different then Griffey. This ST Griffey was watching some other player announce his retirement and he was shaking his head saying he isn’t going to do this, didnt want the big fanfare. Its so common today that players do though.
If Glaus could play third do you really think he would have signed with Atlanta?
I’d hate to see Chipper leave. He’s the ONLY reason I have put up with cox and paid for the MLB package the last 5 years. Where I live it’s the Rays, the Marlins or nothing — uh, make that nothing, less than nothing and no baseball at all.
We paid Bruce Sutter a wad of cash to do nothing for a few years. At least Chipper puts butts in seats and has contributed greatly to this team and given up a lot of $$$$ in restructured contracts, etc. just to play here.
Real Atlanta baseball fans owe him much – almost as much as they owe Hank Aaron.
June 15th, 20101:12 pm
Slipper………….Good bye, like now.
Many people here are relentless. Some are bashing Chipper even though he’s likely announcing his retirement, which you guys have been calling for the past couple of seasons (probably during his .364 batting title season in ‘08 as well). Everyone should be thanking him for his contributions to this franchise. Everyone.
Goodbye Larry and thanks for all the great memories. U own the Mets and Shea Stadium will always be your shrine. Wow dude, did u ever come thru for us! Many times, i can’t even count but sure someone could help with that. Finish strong, and give us another title………..
Roja — I can’t imagine having much of a better team then the rays to watch. Seems like good baseball to me, although the support could be better
“Jones has talked openly this season about his willingness to surrender his third spot in the Braves order to rookie phenom Jason Heyward and lately has leant his support for backups Omar Infante and Brooks Conrad filling in at third base in his absence.”
Chipper has always been the ultimate team player. When he left Third & moved to the OF he gave up the chance to be, statistically, the greatest 3rd baseman of all time.
Look everyone keeps saying HOF ! Hey OBRIEN can you post Chipper’s updated career stats so we can compare them with present HOFers.
June 15th, 20101:13 pm
At least with Chipper, you knew what you were getting. At least at 37 or 38 he isn’t hitting 40 HR’s. Unlike McGuire, Sosa and let alone the 72 HR season at what 42 of Barry Bonds, steroids were never the case for Chipper. If Chipper were able to take the HGH and Steroids, he wouldn’t be hurt. At least he was clean.
Braves FAn #10
#10 will be hanging out there with 29,6,47,31,3,44,42 !!!!!!
June 15th, 20101:14 pm
I have only ever owned the gear of 1 Brave… nos 10… our great HOF bound Chipper Jones… he told it like it was and takes it like it is… great player and great team 1st man.. will be sorely missed.. we will always remember you putting the franchise 1st before your own ambitions and pocket book..
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
1993 ATL 8 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .667 .750 1.000 1.750
1995 ATL 140 524 87 139 22 3 23 86 73 99 8 4 .265 .353 .450 .803
1996 ATL 157 598 114 185 32 5 30 110 87 88 14 1 .309 .393 .530 .923
1997 ATL 157 597 100 176 41 3 21 111 76 88 20 5 .295 .371 .479 .850
1998 ATL 160 601 123 188 29 5 34 107 96 93 16 6 .313 .404 .547 .951
1999 ATL 157 567 116 181 41 1 45 110 126 94 25 3 .319 .441 .633 1.074
2000 ATL 156 579 118 180 38 1 36 111 95 64 14 7 .311 .404 .566 .970
2001 ATL 159 572 113 189 33 5 38 102 98 82 9 10 .330 .427 .605 1.032
2002 ATL 158 548 90 179 35 1 26 100 107 89 8 2 .327 .435 .537 .972
2003 ATL 153 555 103 169 33 2 27 106 94 83 2 2 .305 .402 .517 .920
2004 ATL 137 472 69 117 20 1 30 96 84 96 2 0 .248 .362 .485 .847
2005 ATL 109 358 66 106 30 0 21 72 72 56 5 1 .296 .412 .556 .968
2006 ATL 110 411 87 133 28 3 26 86 61 73 6 1 .324 .409 .596 1.005
2007 ATL 134 513 108 173 42 4 29 102 82 75 5 1 .337 .425 .604 1.029
2008 ATL 128 439 82 160 24 1 22 75 90 61 4 0 .364 .470 .574 1.044
2009 ATL 143 488 80 129 23 2 18 71 101 89 4 1 .264 .388 .430 .818
2010 ATL 51 167 22 38 10 0 3 22 40 27 3 0 .228 .375 .341 .716
Career 2217 7992 1480 2444 482 37 429 1467 1383 1258 145 44 .306 .406 .536 .942
June 15th, 20101:15 pm
The LOVEFEST is ON……Either some of you guys are too young to have followed Chipper’s career or have VERY short memories.Chipper has had a very productive career and I wish him the BEST! Yes, he will probably be in the HOF but he is NO Mickey Mantle…..who played in pain most of his career. These last 3-4 years when we needed him the MOST,he would call out sick (ingrown toe,ring finger,oblique,beer drinking forearm,pimple on nose…etc). His Daddy Bobby Boogerman would rest him upon request.If you want to praise someone…JOHN SMOTZ….is THE MAN…who CALLED OUT Chipper for his ailments.How many times has John had surgery and figured out how to get in the game.
I guess we thought that this day would come eventually. But, it sure did sneak up fast on me. Guess I’m starting to get old or something..LOL. Sigh….I remember his rookie season as if it were yesterday. I hope Chipper’s open to maybe being the hitting coach next season if he does retire. It would also depend on, of course, who is being selected to be the next Braves’ manager. On 2nd thought, doesn’t Chipper have to do some time as a minor-league coach first? All I know is that the team has remained focused (w/o Chipper in the lineup) thanks to both Bobby & Chipper (as the captain of the team — officially or unofficially) as well as the coaches. His knowledge of hitting & the NL opposing pitchers could be helpful to the “youngsters” on the team. I just can’t help but think that if Chipper could get completely healed that he might find his swing again (he traditionally does well the last half of the season). But, again…it’s not my decision. I wish him well no matter what. Future 1st ballot Hall of Famer!
June 15th, 20101:16 pm
That would be a lot of class. Would allow the Braves money to work with Glaus on an possible extention and to start making plans for next year. I’m sure there will be a place in the Braves organization for Chipper. He knows how to hit.
Mr. Turnip-Green Jeans
“Would be better than the two-words sputtered out by Glaus.”
Glaus talked? Is water-boarding allowed in baseball?
June 15th, 20101:18 pm
God Speed Chipper you will be missed I guess I will have to retire my shirt # 10 Jones I really hate that. I have enjoyed watching you play with the Braves I is bad enough we are losing Bobby Cox. The Braves has given us a great deal of joy as I’m sure they will continue.Love living in Braves Country.
June 15th, 20101:19 pm
Yesterday somebody on the regular blog predicted Chipper would retire today. Who was that?
He will retire after this season. If you recall, last season he said he would not be a mediocre player and drain the team finacially. Say what you will about Chipper, but he puts the team first. He has taken less money in recent years to help the team, moved to left field, and asked Bobby to drop him in the lineup this year. I agree though he doesn’t need to announce it if he thinks for a moment he’ll be back. Do it like Bobby, announce it and then have your farewell tour. Bobby couldn’t back out on his announcement now b/c of how every city he travels to honors him!
The last game of this season will truly be the end of an era…very sad. I think in his heart he also knows he doesn’t want to play for anyone but Bobby, can’t say that I blame him.
Who is Crawford?
June 15th, 20101:20 pm
I wish he would hurry up, and go! I think he’s such a waste of talent. Man, imagine all that money we could be using on better potential.
Acquiring Troy Glaus has softened the blow of Chippers immediate retirement. In fact Troy Glaus has performed every bit as good as Santa Glaus. As Chipper steps down today, we all wish him and his family the very best as Chipper begins the next chapter of his life. We miss you already Chipper. Thanks for the memories. Coopersown is up next for you.
June 15th, 20101:21 pm
For the person asking for HOF comparison I can only relate to Paul Molitor:
June 15th, 20101:22 pm
JOSHUA You seemed to have missed my point with your ignorance.
Jake, Smoltz ended up missing almost a whole season, the whined about how little the Braves wanted to pay him to pitch half a season after he recovered from the surgery. Smoltz was a great player and a great competitor, but don’t tell me how much more of a team player he was than Chipper. Chipper also re-worked his contract and moved positions to help the team. And Chipper’s damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t with you folks. If he plays while hurting, he’s hurting the team by taking a spot in the heart of the lineup when he’s not at full strength. If he doesn’t, he’s a wimp.
Chipper – Please don’t retire at the end of the year. Retire today.
June 15th, 20101:23 pm
On postscript: I’m actually starting to get very sad now about this. Chipper was/is the consummate team player. His surprise pop-ins on DOB’s blog….all the times he gave himself up in the offseason to renegotiate his contract just to work out a way financially for this team to afford that hitter or that pitcher the team so desperately needed. And, I’ll always remember how he OWNED Shea Stadium, thus naming his son Shea. He has been one of the main reasons why I have often gone to see the Braves play (besides the obvious reason of supporting the team). I just can’t imagine now seeing #10 on the ball field any longer. But, as is so often the case in life, times & circumstances change. So must we….
He needs to have some job in the Dugout….class act, great Brave
June 15th, 20101:24 pm
joshua is right.
you are a venom-spewing, blind-to-the-facts, know-ot-all classless individual.
June 15th, 20101:25 pm
As much as I appreciate what Chipper is to the franchise, I wish he’d retire now so that the team could add some payroll this season to help them win now. His presence in the lineup wouldn’t be missed this season, although I’d still like to see him have some role with the team.
Chipper is a Braves icon and always will be. For all that he has done for this organization, including restructuring his contact, I really hate to see him go, but I do think it’s time. If you do do Chipper, thank you for everything, including the many many years of excitement watching you play the game. Braves nation will miss you greatly. Get you suit and your plane ticket, and I’ll see you in 5 years.
June 15th, 20101:26 pm
One more for the HOF comparison, now with a 3rd baseman, albeit a gold glove 3rd baseman:
I think those who believe Chipper won’t be voted into the HOF, should look and consider he is one of the best hitters, and rd best switch hitter the game has produced behind Mantle and maybe Murray
June 15th, 20101:27 pm
I have to ask myself if I could walk away from all that money. I’d like to think the answer is yes, but deep down, I know the answer is no. Chipper, your a better man than me. Thanks for the lifetime of memories.
uh, I didn’t mean do do, I meant, “If you do go Chipper…”
sorry about that.
June 15th, 20101:28 pm
But no press conference needed for “leaning towards retirement”
When he was able this guy could hit a baseball. He’s “Hall of Fame” worthy. Best wishes to him.
June 15th, 20101:29 pm
Well, guys, the article has changed – no announcement today. Guess DOB was a bit premature.
Um, actually Cooperstown is reserved for the greatest players of all time. Not the greatest Brave, or your favorite player, but the best – period. He has had a real good career. I won’t discount that. But before we hand him a plaque, let’s be objective. Was he a great (or even good) third baseman? No. Was he one of the most feared hitters in ANY year of his career? No. He may one of only a few players who won an MVP without having led his league in any offensive category. He did win a batting title, barely qualifying with enough plate appearances as he milked it down the stretch. This season will be the 8th of 9 where he didn’t reach 100 rbi – this from a #3 hitter. Are you kidding me? Joe Carter knocked in 100 every year batting .230. Check the career stats – thay are nice numbers. But Hall of Famer players do not have nice numbers – they have great numbers. And before I hear the “he was the 3rd best switch-hitter ever”, that makes him unique – not great.
chipper jones has been more of a team-first player than smoltz, maddux or glavine … not that there was ever anything wrong with them, either.
those of you who claim he’s “held on too long” or delusional. he had one bad season — ONE — so what was he supposed to do? not try to come back and have a better year this year?
June 15th, 20101:30 pm
I saw someone say say he is not a hall of Famer. You are crazy. He is one of the five greatest third baseman but if you want to know how good he really was/is. He is the only switch hitter in the MLB history with 400 homesrun and a lifetime .300 avg. There has been alot of switch hitter come through this league and to be the only one to do something like that is special. He will be missed
June 15th, 20101:31 pm
I did give him credit. If you paid attention to what I said, I DID say he had had a good career; the fact is that his time has come and gone, and he is wasting a roster spot that a PRODUCTIVE player could be using. Chipper is too injury prone to continue to produce. Like now – how many games has he missed with a hangnail? .228 and 3 home runs might be ok for a #8 hitter, but it is totally unacceptable for a #3 hitter. GOODBYE CHIPPER.
June 15th, 20101:32 pm
C’mon Chipper. You’ve had a great career. Key word being “had.”
Leave with some dignity. Leave with a .306 lifetime BA. Leave because the fact is we don’t even notice when you aren’t in there at third. Your replacements ARE producing at least as well….. maybe even better than you.
C’mon Chipper. Just pack it in. We can use that salary to better this team.
Chipper Jones still plays??
June 15th, 20101:33 pm
If he does retire, we REALLY need to try to keep Troy Glaus around for at least 2 more years to take over at third while we groom somebody in the minors. Assuming that Freddie Freeman is going to be ready for the bigs by next year.
June 15th, 20101:34 pm
Oh and Chipper….. leave before someone plants one right between your eyes at third. Had that ball you didn’t see in Minnesota been at your head….. you may have been a dead man. Do it for your own safety. Do it for your family.
Seems a shame to me. Physically I think he could go another couple of years and get 500 homers,but mentally he just doesn’t seem to be into it and I really believe this is what is affecing his perfomence the most. I hope his numbers are good enough for HOF but unlike others I,m not sure….and please spare me all the stat comparisons to other switch hitters. Remember Chipper also played in the PHD era and his stats will be scrutinized just like all the others that put up big numbers in this era.If Mark McGuire cant get in with his numbers what makes anyone think that Chipper is a slam dunk for HOF.Remember how big he was for a while when he won MVP and now he is constantly breaking down physically? I’m just saying……….
June 15th, 20101:35 pm
Premature speculation. Nice.
June 15th, 20101:36 pm
Win one for the Chipper?
Seriously, Chipper retiring would be one of the saddest days in sports to me. That said, one of the most difficult things for any of us as fans is to watch our hero’s grow old. So many of the greatest players, in any sport, try to stick around to long. Very few of our heros call it a career to early. The incredible ego and self confidence that allowed them to be great in the first place is probably a large part of what causes them to stick around to long.
Thank you Chipper, for all the joy you have given me as a baseball fan.
Braves28 – I was afraid you’d take that stance. Do you know who is the only player to have 147 steals, 230 homeruns, played 500 games at three positions and once lead each league in batting average? Well, neither do I. But I’m sure some database could find that guy. Would he be a Hall of Famer? My point is only that we tend to define greatness by uniqueness. Again, Jones has had a very good career – just not a Hall of Fame career.
G T Fan……you have GOT to be kidding ? There is NO comparison between John and Chipper….who is the competitor.Chipper agree to adjust his salary for the team….cause he was having a poor year. As far as John whining about his salary offer,that was in his LAST year in baseball and he felt he could still play,which he couldn’t.That’s believing in yourself.
June 15th, 20101:37 pm
Now it will only get worse. I wish everyone would just leave him alone about it.
June 15th, 20101:38 pm
I hope he turns his season around and reconsiders. He always heats up toward the end of the season and if he gets it going, the braves will be tough to beat. They are a lot better with Glaus and Chipper. I’m not sure I agree with the people saying “it’s about time?” or “Put Glaus at third?” He has had a tough stretch but if he can heal a little bit, I think his numbers will get a lot better come August!
June 15th, 20101:39 pm
truly, truly idiots.
Premature talk you lation.
Bye Larry!!!!!! Do it today!!!! Do not wait!!!! Retire today!!!!! It is time Larry!!!! Today!!!!!! Get your ass out!!!!!
Ray Parker Sr.
June 15th, 20101:40 pm
lol, and presto, the article changes. Who didn’t see that coming… It can never be clean with these guys. Even the guy that’s self-concious about becoming “one of those players who…” is going to become one. Oh well. Maybe we can compete with four money-albatrosses clinging to our necks: Lowe, Chipper, McLouth, and Kawakami. Boy that’s 40 million well spent. Sheesh.
This is a game-day distraction. When the team is in first place, hitters are hitting, pitchers are pitching and us bloggers are complaining come rain or shine, why mess with this right now? This could be something for the upcoming three day all-star break or perhaps the next Monday off, but not right now. The team has been doing fine without him, a fact Chipper acknowledges.
It’s Chipper’s call. No one is going to talk him out (he has a guaranteed contract), no one is going to force him out and he will retire when he is ready. Lets let him make that decision. While we are waiting, lets concentrate on those that are playing and not thinking of quitting. We have the rookie of the year, one of the best bullpens in baseball, a great starting staff, the league’s hit leader, the league’s rbi leader and a manager who would love to go out in style. Let’s enjoy this moment and leave personal decisions to those that make them.
If Chipper stays, get well Chipper and get back in the order and join the fun. If its time, go out with dignity. Don’t keep retirement a headline issue, like Favre. Don’t wait till you are caught napping, ala Griffey and don’t take the moment away from 24 other guys working hard to win this thing one game at a time.
June 15th, 2010
Now it will only get worse. I wish everyone would just leave him alone about it.”
Well if he wanted to be left alone about it, why is he having a mid-season, known to the media, meeting with Braves management? If he wanted to be left alone about it, he should have just announced he was done TODAY or kept quiet and announced he was done on the last day of the season.
June 15th, 20101:41 pm
i bet you people go down to the wal-mart and yell at the old guy stocking shelves to hang it up, because there’s some young kid who can stock faster.
June 15th, 20101:42 pm
It’s 5 or 6 years without 100 RBI’s, not counting this one. He had over 100 in 2007and 96 in 2004.
Speaking of Gary Carter and his .259 batting average, 2184 hits and 1445 RBI’s, he will NEVER see the day he could hold Chippers batting glove. Oh and 396 hrs. Look at his number 5 of the last 6 years as well.
Chipper didn’t even come up as a power hitter and still has 429 HR and as many doubles to match.
Look at the 2 switch hitters ahead of him, both in the HOF and Chipper lost his first year in 1993 in tearing his ACL right prior to entering the season, and half of 1994, and the start of 1995because of the strike. In his prime he lost valuable time, in which his numbers would be even more inflated.
Brave4life-1995 all over again
Viva La Vida
Wasn’t it only 2 years ago he won the NL batting title.
If he does retire I’m getting a jersey with his name and number on it.
June 15th, 20101:43 pm
Meanwhile, back at The Ted… Don’t look now, but the starting pitcher with the worst record in baseball (0-8) is about to face the team with the best record in baseball (40-23). Yikes!
Just like with ESPN yesterday and their claimst that Texas to the Pac 10 was “imminent,” another anonymous source has created a media frenzy that proves to have no accuracy.
June 15th, 20101:44 pm
CARL CRAWFORD ! CARL CRAWFORD ! CARL CRAWFORD ! CARL CRAWFORD !
CARL CRAWFORD ! CARL CRAWFORD ! CARL CRAWFORD ! CARL CRAWFORD !
Opening Day 2011: And playing left field for the Atlanta Braves … CARL CRAWFORD !
Awww, Chipper considers the speculation “premature.”
Well, at least this insignificant nothing of a story generated a lot of page hits.
June 15th, 20101:45 pm
Well if he wanted to be left alone about it, why is he having a mid-season, known to the media, meeting with Braves management? If
Because DOB called and asked him about rumors he heard today?
June 15th, 20101:46 pm
I love Chipper!!!!
June 15th, 20101:47 pm
Blogsters can argue all they want, but it’s not even debatable – Chipper Jones will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on his first ballot. Debate whether or not you agree, but it is going to happen. Many teams don’t have a nationally recognizable face of their franchise, which is what Atlanta has had since Chipper arrived. First class organizations honor guys like that, as do their fans. It will be tough for Braves fans to see Chipper leave along with Cox – if it happens – but he’ll be passing the mantle on to a younger group that includes Heyward. Youngsters shouldn’t forget that prior to 1991 the Atlanta Braves were a joke of a franchise, even during the handful of seasons they had a respectable record. Chipper and Cox – and plenty of others – changed that to what you see now.
Article where votes of all 30 MLB Managers voted in order their most feared hitters. This was after the 2008 season.
Among the 30 current big league managers, the following players received votes as to the guy to whom they’d least want to pitch:
June 15th, 20101:48 pm
I dont see how anyone could have anything negative to say about Chipper Jones. He has been the classiest guy since day 1 in the bigs. He is not staying around to collect a paycheck. He had one bad year and that was last year, he said if he has another year like that he would retire and thats what he is doing. There is no way you can knock him at all, he has stuck to his words. All the moves he has made over the years to help the team win and now realizes that the team is winning so he is going to step down for good. Anyone that wanted to see him go(you know who you are) is really going to miss seeing him at the hot corner. He has been the backbone on this team and the face of the franchise. There are a lot of young talent out there in the bigs that need to look at chipper jones and how much of a team player he was and try to imitate atleast half the team player chipper was.
Thank You Chipper for all the great years of hard work, great plays, and great memories. You will be very much missed long after this season is over. (Standing up and Applause)
I do think it’s time for Chipper to retire, although I would really appreciate at least an offer from the Braves to keep him in the organization someplace. Chipper was a very dedicated player to the Braves organization, I never heard of any talks of him leaving to go to another team, he was happy his entire career here.
Thanks Chipper for the memories!!
June 15th, 20101:49 pm
So the article suddenly changes now? The speculation came from AJC itself.
And all the comments are about the previous article before it was edited.
June 15th, 20101:50 pm
” bet you people go down to the wal-mart and yell at the old guy stocking shelves to hang it up, because there’s some young kid who can stock faster.” -GIL
Only if the old stocker is pulling down 12 million clams to stock one can an hour and taking a break every 15 minutes with a sprained butt bone, meanwhile hundreds of helpful employees can’t get the job.
AJC blows there wad again
June 15th, 20101:51 pm
Yep, as usual another premature story from the AJC. And as far as I’m concerned, I have no problem with Chipper collecting a big paycheck next year even if he continues to struggle at the plate. He has earned the right to do that after passing up many opportunities to play elsewhere for more money. All you idiots would collect the paycheck too!
“i bet you people go down to the wal-mart and yell at the old guy stocking shelves to hang it up, because there’s some young kid who can stock faster.
I’m sorry, but I had to laugh at that. I did notice a Walmart DL posted at the exit for customers questioning where their favorite stockers have been.
Turkeycaller, show some respect for one of the greatest athletes this town has ever had. He may have declined drastically the past few years, but how many other athletes were as selfless as he was (and is) about this team, taking pay cuts to get better players, especially with the nature of the selfish players today. Seriously people, judge him on not just his amazing career numbers as a switch hitter, but also what he did for this franchise as a person. Greatest ATLANTA BRAVE EVER. Period
June 15th, 20101:52 pm
It’s about time the best average player in baseball hangs it up!
CHIPPER FOR 2011 MANAGER!!!!
Baseball institutes testing for steroids and banned substances….and then Chipper can’t heal and his numbers don’t drop…they fall off a cliff. Hmmmmmmmmmm
“I dont see how anyone could have anything negative to say about Chipper Jones. He has been the classiest guy since day 1 in the bigs. He is not staying around to collect a paycheck.”
No he hasn’t, and yes he will. Watch.
TPic and Ray P Sr – I chortled quite a LOT, good game guys
I’m pissed because the Walmart stocker wouldn’t sign my 5 yr old kid’s ball.
June 15th, 20101:53 pm
Gil Garrido, How am I blind to the facts, the fact is I was called an idiot because I voiced an opinion which by the 1st amendment of the US CONSTITUTION GIVES ME THE RIGHT TO DO. Just because you don’t like it or agree with it doesn’t mean I’m an idiot, but it shows your ignorance.
Also what venom am I spewing? I also do not claim 2 know it but that would be nice.
Fire Frank Wren
June 15th, 20101:54 pm
Old Frank might be the luckiest man in ATL fif this comes to be. I suspect Larry wants a deal to leave, after all he can sit and make $28 Million. It ain’t Larrry’s fault Frank overpaid and now he has him by the short hairs. Frank already had to work overtime covering over the Schmoltz and Glavine curb kicking. Braves can’t afford to look like they are helping yet another hall of famer out the door. Sick em Larry.
what crap! The entire article changes.
Baseball starts testing for steroids and banned substances, and then Chipper can’t heal and his numbers don’t just drop….they fall off a cliff. Hmmmmmm
June 15th, 20101:55 pm
Chipper, is right, it has been a non-productive year, including last year. What he needs to do is to stop talking about it and do it. It’s a pain watching him play. Chipper is a popular player, and has set his place in baseball history, while making millions of dollars, and made a very good life thanks to the game. Now he should walk away while he’s still has some glory.
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