11:25 am June 15, 2010, by Carroll Rogers
June 15th, 20101:55 pm
The retards on here are unreal. WHO CARES IF HE DIDN’T SIGN A 5 YEAR OLDS BASEBALL!!! Do you know how impossible it is to sign every persons request for a sig when you are Chipper Jones??! I personally don’t care what the man does in his personal life, he killed it on the field and helped my team win 14 consecutive titles. You are the same idiots that go to 3 games a year and complain to the usher that I am being too loud cheering for my team. Please if you are going to be such a bunch of whinny little girls, don’t bother supporting the Braves. You are the reason that other teams have reason to come at us real fans, please go hop on the bandwagon of another sport. I’m going to talkingchop, you guys are the lamest bunch of wannabe fans I’ve ever seen.
P.S. Rob – Yes, your comments undoubtedly solidify your status as an idiot bro.
Carroll….check out Mark Bowman’s blog on MLB.com:
Good news about Chris Resop.
June 15th, 20101:56 pm
Jake, Chipper hasn’t adjusted his salary now. He deferred money at no interest in 2000, during his prime, then reworked his contract in 2006, after he started having injury troubles, but while he was still productive. He also moved to LF for 2002-03, which was also during his prime.
Chipper still believes in himself and that he can play. How is that different from Smoltz?
from unreliable sources….”Braves third baseman Chipper Jones is expected to announce today that he will retire following the 2010 season, according to The Atlanta Journal Constitution.”
June 15th, 20101:57 pm
you guys say what you want but the name of the game is get on base and he is still doing that better than anyone on this team!!!!!! 350 hitter proably never again but he is still helping this team.
June 15th, 20101:58 pm
When you start taling about “it’s over:”-It is Over!
Just like the Griffey trade debacle…all the media speculation caused a player to change their mind.
Everyone retired him before he’d even fully decided to retire himself.
Of course he was gonna change his mind!!!
lmao smitty @ 1:52 – well done
June 15th, 20101:59 pm
June 15th, 2010
“I wish Chipper nothing but the best in whatever decision he makes – It’s such a rarity for a long time everyday star to play his entire career with the same team – Jeter might do the same – Only remember Tony G and Cal in recent yrs and they are both HOFers. No one symbolizes the Braves over the last 20 yrs. more than Chipper and Bobby.”
Good point – but you missed Craig Biggio. and he is a HOF’er as well…
Chipper if you care anything about the Braves you will retire. You have gond from being a great player to an embarassment. Cox should have moved you down in the order long ago and for the life of me I don’t know why he has not.
June 15th, 20102:00 pm
Jason, and you forgot Jeff Bagwell!!
Chipper should have been traded to an AL team least year at the deadline. He could have survived a couple more years in the AL as a switch hitting DH somewhere… and we could have gotten something for him.
curley, moe & larry
June 15th, 20102:01 pm
use C.J.’s salary to get A.Gonzalas from San Diego move Glaus to 3rd.
June 15th, 20102:03 pm
William – actually once mlb started really testing for PEDs in 2005-07 Chippers number from a purist standpoint improved … see his OPS numbers were way above 1.000 in 2006….. 2007 and 2008..
I would hate for facts to stand in the way of an argument like your own
June 15th, 20102:04 pm
Parker, why would he even mention retiring if he was going to hang around the rest of his contract? It’s just asking for it to be thrown in his face. If he was planning on sticking around until the end of his contract, he never would’ve talked about it in the first place, much less re-iterated it multiple times.
He said at the end of last year he would retire AT THE END OF THIS SEASON if he couldn’t be the type of player he wanted. That’s the timeframe. That’s always been the timeframe. Those of you who want him to retire today, tough. If he doesn’t get on track, he will retire at the end of this year, no sooner.
Ray Parker Sr.
“Chipper To Retire”
… hey what a class act wasn’t about the money what a guy what a guy so different from all the best I named my child after him Georgia should change its name to Chiporgia…
“Chipper Says Maybe Not”
…that low down Bret Favrein’ son of a money grub hooter’s girl gimpy old carl crawford thwartin’ 3rd spot cloggin’ pansy…
Bet the owners will be happy to save Chipper’s salary and replace him with someone making $400k
Chumper…er.. I mean…Slipper…you the Man…at least you are at Hooters. RETIRE NOW!!!!!!
I’d hate to see him leave, but know it’s time…see you Cooperstown, Chipper!
June 15th, 20102:05 pm
Unknown Hinson, You obviously lack common sense and have no respect for the rights of others. Also I’m not your Bro
smitty, that was great – I’m still laughing over that one.
June 15th, 20102:06 pm
“Parker, why would he even mention retiring if he was going to hang around the rest of his contract? It’s just asking for it to be thrown in his face. ”
Nobody said he had a master plan. He wants to have his cake and eat it, and he’s twitching. I’m just saying my money is own his eating the cake if he can’t have both.
Doubt it will happen. would be great for the team. It would be awesome without your whining and know it all attitude. Go away Larry.
Chipper is the true picture of a “team player” and one who shows great class as a ballplayer.
It is sad watching an era close out! I remember the excitement surrounding Chipper when he was drafted and while he was coming up to the majors. I remember the year (94′) when he came into spring training with high expectations and then hurt his knee (ACL) and was out for the whole year. Then to come in in ‘95 and should have won the ROY! (Where is Hideo Nomo today???)
Now we are watching the end of his playing days… sad how quickly it all passed.
What is even worse – are those who want to railroad him off the team and out of town as quickly as they can…. very sad!
Enjoy the days of watching him play, even though they are not what they used to be, we owe a great deal of thanks and honor to Chipper for the memories he has provided (too many to mention right now!). Many of those pennants hanging at Turner Field have a lot of Chipper contributions – without him – they would not be there!
I will be real emotional the day Chipper retires, and I will be real emotional (with excitement) when he enters the HOF. I have watched his whole career, and a couple thousand of his games or more… Good memories, great memories! Thank you Chipper!
June 15th, 20102:07 pm
*on, I meant. Yeesh.
June 15th, 20102:09 pm
If Chipper retires after this year, I’d almost bet he’ll be more revered than Glavine, Smoltz, Maddux and even possibly Aaron, because he’ll have been the only one to stay a Brave his entire career.
Fire Frank Wren
You people are dellusional. Larry ain’t retiring now without a parachute and he isn’t tradable and hasn’t been for several years. Frank gave him a fortune because he looked like a chump on the Glavine and Schmoltz fiascos.
Chipper is the man!!! I hope he doesnt retire at the end of the year. He can still turn it around this year and contribute (Still get on base a lot). I want to see Chipper get to 500 Home Runs, but I think he would have to go to an AL team and Pinch Hit.
June 15th, 20102:10 pm
Chipper should hang it up–his swing from the leftside has gotten so long and so slow–Major League pitchers love seeing him come up–a very easy out.
Mark my word, this is going to be a Brett Farve deal–the Braves should offer to pay him for 2011 and see if he will hit the trail.
All good things must end. A HOFer that, do to age and injury, has diminished skills. When you can’t do what you used to do, its time to go. Don’t pull a Willie Mays and hang around when you have lost it. Chipper has done it all. MVP, batting crown, World Series champion and up until the last 2 years has been very consistent with excellent numbers.
June 15th, 20102:11 pm
Matt, Chipper wants to play his whole career as a Brave. He doesn’t want to “hang on” as a DH for some other team. And I don’t know that not playing defense would do much for his hitting since the middle of last year. DH’s are expected to really hit. Chipper wouldn’t be a valid DH with these numbers.
” Frank gave him a fortune because he looked like a chump on the Glavine and Schmoltz fiascos.”
Winner! And the grand prize is… watching 25+ million dollars poop the bench for two more years.
June 15th, 20102:12 pm
i didn’t say you were an idiot — that was the other guy — i just said you were classless, for disparaging a guy who has been nothing but a team player for his entire career.
as clay said — the guy had one bad season and said if it happened again he would quit — and that’s what he appears to be doing.
i would say he is the greatest atlanta brave ever — more years than hank, and being an everyday player gets him the nod over smolz/glavine/massux ….. so why would anyone trash him?
how could he possibly have handled this any better?
June 15th, 20102:14 pm
Rat Parker — go root for the phillies. they deserve fans like you.
Braves all the way
Chipper Jones would get alot of respect if he retired at the end of the season instead of holding the team hostage with his contract and not contributing like he should while making alot of money. The Braves also need to get rid of Yunel Escobar and bring up Freddy Freeman.
June 15th, 20102:17 pm
Oh the folly of tweeting too soon. It happens to everyone.
Anyway this is all just pent up emotion and outright frustration for Chipper. Put him on the DL, get his hand checked out and properly fixed.
He should take the time to clear his head and perhaps skip the next road trip to work on his hand and his psyche.
Another idea should be to hang up the switch hitting thing. Focus on the side that is the least painful and most effective. Bag the other for good.
It may give him a few more years of effective baseball.
June 15th, 20102:20 pm
Tommy, KMA , Take Larry Jones home with you for all I care. He is poison to the club and has been for a long time. Again Tommy, KMFA.
“Rat Parker — go root for the phillies. they deserve fans like you.”
Aw, did I hurt its little feelings wif the big bad truth? I enjoy Braves baseball, and Chipper, too. I’ve been amazed at his ability, just shook my head in amazement at his approach at the plate. I appreciate the guy as a great hitter in my favorite game.
But his ego, his mouth, his retirement, and his present day suckage are all separate issues. And this “classiest guy ever” business is for the birds. He’s about the same as most, certainly not as bad as some. He’s in an uncomfortable spot because he started grandstanding in the papers about not going out in a silly way and he’s been tripping over his own flapping lips once a month ever since. If he was mister class, he’d hush, play the game (or not), and get to all that when he’s got a decision. Not keep begging “please love me” with his retirement fidgets.
June 15th, 20102:22 pm
This is a sport, no one in their right mined should belittle a player because most of his good days, are behind him, unless it’s the hitting coach. I don’t care how Chipper acts outside of the diamond, only between the lines and when the time comes to give it up, he should walk away, with pride and his head held high. It’s happens, that life, there’s a beginning and an ending to everything, the difficult part is facing it.
June 15th, 20102:24 pm
Hold on now, boys. It ain’t easy to walk away from the mon ..um… I mean, game!
June 15th, 20102:25 pm
FFW, he initially looked like a chump on the Smoltz and Glav fiascoes. As far as I’m concerned, he did the right thing by not giving either guy big money. And I’m honestly not sure why they ever said they were going to bring Glavine up last year. Medlen was starting to show what he’s capable of. They should’ve just kept Medlen in the rotation or planned to bring up Hanson in the first place.
June 15th, 20102:27 pm
Andrew, do you watch the games? Do you know how many homeruns Chipper has hit since last June? He’d have to play 10 more years. Jeez.
Rabbit Maranville's chaw
June 15th, 20102:29 pm
Awesome, the Braves picked up Josh Anderson to flesh out the Gwinnett OF.
Perhaps McLouth is worse off than they thought, as this move suggests that Blanco (yuck) may be with the Braves for a while and that Schafer will be up replacing Hicks as soon as Infante can play (perhaps tonight).
June 15th, 20102:33 pm
Chipper: “Hittin’ a baseball sure is harder than shootin’ deer out from under a corn feeder in Texas.”
June 15th, 20102:35 pm
Chipper: “Don’t worry boys, my trigger finger is just fine.”
June 15th, 20102:37 pm
Sounds like management and Chipper haven’t defined his role beyond 2010, thus the delay on an announcement. The “source” referenced in the story must be pretty solid or else AJC wouldn’t have gone with a single, unnamed attribution. I suspect this is Chipper’s last year, after all.
June 15th, 20102:39 pm
Keep Chipper on the Staff. Chipper can help in so many ways we need him in Atlanta.
Chipper and Bobby go out together-both going in HF. Hate to see Chipper go!
June 15th, 20102:41 pm
June 15th, 2010
Just think of the young players lost due to not trading Chipper at the end of the ‘08 season. As usual the Braves held on to him too long. As it is now he’ll just retire and the Braves will get nothing of value except the money saved on the contract. The Braves are loyal to a fault sometimes….Didn’t they learn anything from the Alexander for Smoltz trade years ago? Best Wishes Chipper!”
Three things wrong with your post:
1. The Braves could not trade Chipper after the 2008 season without his permission, as he was a 10-5 player. This has been repeated 100’s of times over the blog over the last couple of years, but apparently you and others have trouble with reading comprehension.
2. The 2008 season was one in which Chipper won the batting title, so why would they trade him away, even if they could?
3. You haven’t stuck your head into a blender yet.
GT FAN…..Chipper hasn’t adjusted his salary this year….cause he is ready to QUIT!!He doesn’t want his average to fall any lower cause it might affect his HOF. Chipper doesn’t believe he’s productive…he wants to QUIT …..diff from SMOTZ. People …..PLEEZE….to NOT compare Brooks Robinson with Chipper…..how many WS champs Brooks Vs.Chip
June 15th, 20102:45 pm
“Chipper should hang it up–his swing from the leftside has gotten so long and so slow–Major League pitchers love seeing him come up–a very easy out.”
I suppose that explains why they don’t throw him the ball over the plate.
June 15th, 20102:48 pm
Would everyone be begging Chipper to retire if he wasn’t making 13-15 million? What if he were making 5 million and we could keep him and sign a Carl Crawford or another nice bat. I want Chipper on the team next year, but not for 13-15 million. I don’t think that’s going to happen though.
Chipper Jones, in my opinion, is a first-ballot hall of famer. I know that Chipper is aware of the legacy he has left on the diamond. My advice to Chipper is to somehow try and hang on for another 5 years, not for the money but for the statistics. If you dont finish your career with at least 500 home runs and 3000 hits you wont ever as much as sniff Cooperstown. If you dont believe that just look at Fred McGriffs career. Fred finished just 7 home runs short of 500 and cooperstown so far has SLAMMED THE DOORS SHUT ON MCGRIFF. Whats ironic about it is that it is a cold-blooded crime to keep Fred McGriff (the Crime Dog) out of cooperstown. McGriff should not have been kept out of the HOF because McGriff (493) has more home runs than Willie Stargel (475) AND more RBIs than POPS. McGriff has the same number of championships (1) and McGriffs career has been more impactful than Willie Stargel. Yet Stargel is in the HOF primarily because he played with the great Roberto Clemente. That is not McGriffs fault that he didnt play with anybody great. Well actually McGriff played with Smoltz, Maddox, Glavine and Chipper Jones (potentially 4 hall of famers). Fred McGriff should be enshrined in the HOF immediately.
June 15th, 20102:49 pm
How much freakin money do you need to retire, I could retire off of what he has made this year…I know it is hard to walk away from 28 Million guaranteed…but it is alot easier when you have at least that much already in the bank…Oh and I like the Josh Anderson pickup too
June 15th, 20102:55 pm
Our photographer Curtis Compton caught Chipper outside the clubhouse a little while ago and here’s what Chipper had to say:
On retirement: “It’s obvious it’s something I’ve been thinking about, and that’s that.”
On his struggles: “Any time you struggle at the plate and have trouble producing, it’s frustrating. I’m just in the middle of everything and it hasn’t been happening. Hopefully, I really contribute to this team staying in first place. Hopefully, I will have a better second half of the season. I need to go through the proper channels. Once those have been taken care of, everyone’s questions will be answered.”
Asked if he wanted to retire with Bobby Cox: “No comment.”
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June 15th, 20103:03 pm
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June 15th, 20103:09 pm
June 15th, 2010
GT FAN…..Chipper hasn’t adjusted his salary this year….cause he is ready to QUIT!!He doesn’t want his average to fall any lower cause it might affect his HOF. Chipper doesn’t believe he’s productive…he wants to QUIT …..diff from SMOTZ. People …..PLEEZE….to NOT compare Brooks Robinson with Chipper…..how many WS champs Brooks Vs.Chip”
To answer your question:
Brooks Robinson–2 WS Titles (1966 & 1970)
Chipper Jones–1 WS Title (1995)
World Series Appearances:
Brooks Robinson–4 (1966, 69, 70, 71)
Chipper Jones–3 (1995, 96, 99)
Brooks Robinson–6 (66, 69, 70, 71, 73, 74)
Chipper Jones–11 (95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 2000, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05)
Considering that Brooks didn’t have divisions until the last 8 years of his career, not a lot of difference in post-season appearances.
June 15th, 20103:39 pm
Chipper has earned the right to say when it’s time to quit. He is a Hall of Famer and should be treated as such. Thanks for the many years of loyal service. He will be missed for sure.
June 15th, 20103:43 pm
its time. Go out with class while its not too late. You are a first ballot hall of famer…its time!
June 15th, 20103:45 pm
Chipper sounds frustrated and confused, not good however you look at it. Hopefully he will have his meeting with Frank and Bobby and figure out whats gonna work best for him and the team. They just need to come up with some kinda plan that they are all happy with a stick with it. I think they should go ahead and change his lineup spot, maybe get him somewhere where theirs a little less pressure than the three hole and see what happens. McClouth struggles very comfortably in the 8th hole, maybe Chipper should try to hit their.
June 15th, 20103:52 pm
As much as I like Chipper, he’s just not a starting 3B anymore – more like an overpaid bench player. He’s just too fragile. I do like the idea someone mentioned of firing TP & hiring Chipper as batting coach though.
June 15th, 20103:57 pm
“June 15th, 2010
As much as I like Chipper, he’s just not a starting 3B anymore – more like an overpaid bench player. He’s just too fragile. I do like the idea someone mentioned of firing TP & hiring Chipper as batting coach though.”
Yes, I think that’s the mark of winning organizations to just fire a coach, especially one that the players respect, and that is close to the manager, while the team is on a surge and in first place. George Steinbrenner notwithstanding, not many organizations who do well operate this way, and in King George’s case, his money trumped his temper, and one could argue that they should have won more often than they did with the resources they had.
Bob Horners Broken Wrist
June 15th, 20104:00 pm
Ugh….Chipper is making me look good again. Why does he feel compelled to bring up the subject if he doesn’t intend to act on it??? Chipper, let me save you the drama and the hesitation you feel in your gut. You aren’t going to get any better!! Barry, Sammy and Mark only got better with age becasue of frequent stops at the Mexican Pharmacy! You aren’t going to be a .300 hitter again, much less an everyday player. LISTEN TO YOUR BODY!! Its telling you rather loudly to hang it up and retire with some self respect. Please don’t make Frank make the decision for you, go out with Bobby and ride the wave of good vibes. Hey you never know, there will probably be a hitting coach position available next year and they might even overpay you to do it!
June 15th, 20104:07 pm
For all you Chipper “slobberers” out there. Get real. He is not helping the team right now, so do you want the team to go to Post Season or not? Let him retire a great player, instead of a “has been”, that can’t cut it anymore, and lets get on to the post season and the World Series. It’s not like there are not players on the bench that can take over 3rd and hit much better.
June 15th, 20104:15 pm
As long as they would write me those big paychecks I would stay—–so would you, and so wil Chipper. I dont blame him, I would stay until they kicked me out the door.
June 15th, 20104:23 pm
The Braves can’t afford a 14 million dollar .230 oft-injured unproductive 3B. it’s time to retire bud.
June 15th, 20104:32 pm
Chipper is not walking away from 28M and neither would any of us. Very likely, he and his agent are working out a long-term relationship that spreads out that money over the next 25-30 years and gives Chipper whatever front office/coaching/media/etc. duties he wants. That should work for both Chipper and the club. Makes sense to me but what do I know?
June 15th, 20104:43 pm
Please go, and take old man booby cox with you. No more good ole boys please. Fire booby cox and let Escobar or glaus go to third.
June 15th, 20104:59 pm
June 15th, 20105:01 pm
So what, who cares?
June 15th, 20105:03 pm
No matter what he does.Chipper will always be one of the top Braves players to me.He has nothing else to prove to anyone.Thank you Chipper for all the great moments.Starting back in 1994.
June 15th, 20105:10 pm
good riddance. hes killing us batting 3rd in the lineup. i hope we can trade for david wright or arod next year to fill the 3rd base slot. 45-42 go georgia tech!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
June 15th, 20105:12 pm
I have tears on my eyes. I hope this is only a mere joke… As much as he’s struggled since last year, it’s hard reading these reports… I wish I could ever get to see Chipper playing in a baseball field (I’ve always seen him play on TV)…
It’s time to go.It hurts to see him go down so fast, but time taps us all out.His bat has slowed down,yes he walks more, he also leads the league in grounding out to the 2nd baseman.For the good of the team, its time to move on.No disrespect is meant at all, just stating the circumstances.
June 15th, 20105:13 pm
The man is tired of stealing money. I commend him
He has been a key player for the Braves throughout his career and nice to see someone go out at the right time, rather than prolonging the inevitable! He will be in the HOF and missed!
June 15th, 20105:15 pm
Oh I forgot, which ring finger??????????
June 15th, 20105:16 pm
WHY WE HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE END…PLEASE CHIPPER…GO AWAY NOW…WE NEEDED…FOR THE BEST OF OUR TEAM..AND PLEASE…TAKE WITH YOU THE “MORON” COACH!!!!…WILL BE “GREAT”…JUST FOR A HALL OF FAME…!!!
June 15th, 20105:18 pm
Unknown Hinson, you are an freakin’ idiot. There are players that take note of the fans and appreciate them, and those that don’t. Believe it or not, it is possible to play well, and not have a freakin’ head to big to fit through the doorway. Brian McCann is a prime example of that. Class act on and off the field. Anybody that acts as if their stuff doesn’t stink can take the next train out of town. I don’t care if they are an acct, lawyer or an arrogant third baseman. If you are too big for the little folks, hit the road.
June 15th, 20105:19 pm
LUISG…YOUR A “BIG-MORON” TOO…YOU HAVE TO MOVE TO OTHER FAN-TEAM>>>MONKEY!!!
June 15th, 20105:21 pm
sign Glaus for 2 or 3 yrs for 3rd & get A Gonz for first we will be loaded!!!!!!!!
June 15th, 20105:23 pm
He’s going replace the goalie for England at the World Cup!
June 15th, 20105:24 pm
It’s certainly not a surprise that Chipper would want some, or all, of that $28 million. I do think he’s enough of a stand-up guy to get that money spread out over time. That helps the team and himself.
June 15th, 20105:26 pm
He has always been my favorite player and the Atlanta Braves will always look a little off with out him around. Thank you Chipper for everything.
June 15th, 20105:27 pm
Unfortunately Another example of an aging pro athelete still getting big bucks for not producing. When are the stupid GM’s and owners going to learn. And we pay for it in higher prices on everything at the ballpark.
But then again, this is the same franchise that kept giving huge contracts to the always injured Mike Hampton. Schuerholtz and Wren are idiots playing with other peoples money. Just like poloiticans.
June 15th, 20105:28 pm
fyi… chipper doesnt need 500 HR’s to go into the HOF. he’s in, first ballot, if he retired today.
let that hand heal up and chipper hit 325 after the break and we’ll see #10 out there again next year…
June 15th, 20105:31 pm
tim… the braves didnt “keep giving” huge contracts to mike hampton. where do people get their information?
they signed hampton to a steal of a contract with the marlins paying all of his salary for the first 2 or 3 years and then the contract was backloaded to pay hampton a lot of money in the end. he got hurt, but that doesnt mean the braves didnt have to pay him. its called a guarantee contract. if he doesnt get hurt its one of the greatest contract signings in history because hampton was a cy young type pitcher and the marlins paid us to take him from them.
and i highly doubt chipper gets even close to all of the $28 million. he’s given the braves their money back plenty of times and there’s no reason to think he wouldnt do it again if he doesnt think he’s earned it.
June 15th, 20105:37 pm
johnny paycheck, you’re very wrong about chipper and the HOF. Chipper has a couple of things going for him: 3B and switch hitter. He’s in the top 3 switch hitters of all time and he’s in the top 10 3B of all time.
mcgriff isnt even close to the top 10 of anything in baseball history.
June 15th, 20105:39 pm
I am going to quit drinking, smoking and chasing wild women at the end of the year.
June 15th, 20105:45 pm
June 15th, 20105:46 pm
Now by Chipper ‘hinting’ he will retire at the end of the season – he is basically taking the luster out of Bobby Cox retiring. Looks like Chipper wants to be the top hat in this retirement year. Why doesn’t he should face up and retire NOW and let Bobby get the accolades he deserves without any competition from Chipper. All for Chipper I guess. And he is worried about his guaaranteed money. Give me a break – like he needs the 24 million.
June 15th, 20105:51 pm
good riddance chipper!! now, re sign glaus and have him play first or 3rd, depending on freeman/conrad… and please re sign hinkse!!!
June 15th, 20105:54 pm
no more good he is doing it would be great if he hit the road today . it sure would save the team lots money the cry baby of all the major league teams ‘ go now you been around long enough ‘
June 15th, 20105:56 pm
HOF class….Ken Griffey Jr., Larry Wayne Jones Jr., Bobby Cox, Billy Wagner…
>>That would be on hell of a class.
June 15th, 20105:57 pm
I grew up a brooklyn dodger fan. I turned to the Yankee game every time Mickey Mantle came to bat
There was something magical about Mickey. Chipper Jones has that same aura. I am a devoted
braves fan the last 23 years. I have seen most of his at bats in all his seasons. We would not have
had that 14 year run without his great talent. He is the ultimate professional. I would enjoy watching
him play many more years as the great Chipper and team leader. If he feels he can no longer be that
great player, then I support his decision. You will be greatly missed by the fans and your teammates
I will watch when you are enshrined into the Hall of Fame. You have earned it.
June 15th, 20106:04 pm
June 15th, 20106:13 pm
A plug of chaw and some Hooters wings and he’ll be back to whiffing full-time.
I am thankful for what Larry has done here in Atlanta, but my heart tells me this is the right move.
June 15th, 20106:15 pm
D.Duchen,I was gonna post something for these fools but I couldn’t say it any better than you did.
June 15th, 20106:16 pm
Troy Glaus is going to want a ton of money in the off season and with his age and injury woes it would be foolish to spend a lot of money on him. It would be awesome to get a Carl Crawford or Jason Werth though but the Yankees want Crawford so we might not be able to out spend the Yanks for him.
Also people ripping Chipper need to realize you will never see an everyday player like him spend his entire career in Atlanta again. You better enjoy him while you can.
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