11:42 am August 12, 2010, by Carroll Rogers
August 12th, 20106:17 pm
Matt: You are a true baseball fan – thanks for your classy comments about Chipper.
August 12th, 20106:27 pm
As a Reds’ fan, who attended the miserable 2 game series (for me, not Braves fans!) here in Atlanta against the Braves, I will second Matt’s comments on Chipper. One heck of a player and easily a Hall of Famer on the first ballot.
August 12th, 20106:29 pm
He can definately play temporarily without an ACL, I did it for years mainly because of a misdiagnosis from a certain Osteopath. There are times when the knee will slip out of joint but with a strong core of muscles around the knee you can play. I’ve got to have another ACL refit know, Dr. John Garrett did my first and promised the new one would not rupture but it did, the reason for no pain is because you don’t have nerves running to a reconstruction, no nerves no pain. Did I mention I tore my second one while being paralyzed on the left side, you can tear one in a million ways.I continued playing all kind of sports knowing something was wrong but didn’t have the home environment that would see about such, it did rob me of my foot speed though.
August 12th, 20106:36 pm
You know . . . I know Chipper’s nagging injuries the last few years have brought him much criticism from those who thought he should have just played through them. But athletes get old and many times they simply wear down. It seems just like the other day that he came to the bigs with the promise of becoming a special player for the Bravos. Well he has fulfilled that prediction in every way imaginable. Personally I think he should come back for one last season . . . perhaps as a reserve . . . and let us show him our appreciation for a great career.
August 12th, 20106:37 pm
Who is going to hit home runs now? We need Freeman to inject a little life into the lineup. Glaus is finished. He can’t run anymore.
August 12th, 20106:39 pm
Just happened to be in town; Braves are my favorite baseball Team, Bobby my favorite manager. Hate to see a great player go down, I know what it feels like . I don’t think he’s done. I always loved Atlanta. Go Braves!
August 12th, 20106:42 pm
damn chipper . . . hope you make it back for one more run next year.
August 12th, 20106:45 pm
Chipper has given everything to the Braves. Lets send him out on high note by winning the World Series! Chipper is the man and always has been!
August 12th, 20106:49 pm
!%^!$#!&^&^!*&*&!%!!!!!! That’s my kind of luck, shouldn’t be his. At 39 years of age I grew up with Chipper every summer and I sure hope, just like I hoped Skip and Pete would be back, that this is not the end. Have the surgery tomorrow and start getting ready to prove all the people( including the ones posting here) wrong!! You were back on track and can do it again. I’m going to pour a stout one :>(
August 12th, 20106:50 pm
We will miss Chipper, get well soon big man!!
August 12th, 20106:54 pm
As a huge Chipper fan I am really sad about this news. Let’s get it done and come back next year as good as ever. His offense was once again showing signs of being able to carry this team. Hope he remains in the clubhouse to cheer his teammates on and we will have to hope for the best.
August 12th, 20106:56 pm
out of pure respect only, i’m glad he’s gone. as a phils fan, i’ve watched him just flat out torture the phillies for what seems like an eternity. the 2010 braves are one of most mentality tough teams in recent franchise history. they’ll be fine. injuries happen.
August 12th, 20107:01 pm
“half of our infield doesn´t speak english”… What does mean? this type of comment just prove how ignorant are you… I feel sorry for you.
As Panamanian(spanish is my native language)I found this type of comment unacceptable since all people in here love to talk about BRAVES, baseball, music and food!!! VIVA LOS BRAVOS!!!
August 12th, 20107:03 pm
It sucks that he got hurt, but the Braves still have a World Series to win. They still have to go on. The way I see it, there are four dependable bats left on this team — Prado, Infante, McCann, and Heyward (in that order). Hitting them 1-4 in the order every day makes sense. Beyond that, you have Gonzalez at SS (who is hit or miss), Glaus/Hinske at 1B (hit or miss), Ankiel/Cabrera at CF (hit or miss), and whoever plays the position Infante isn’t playing on that given day.
What that lineup lacks in talent it makes up for in versatility, which helps the Braves if they want to go out and acquire another bat. Jose Guillen is currently designated for assignment, and would instantly be the 5th best bat in that lineup if he were acquired. The Braves have the luxury of not pigeonholing themselves into looking for a 3B to replace Chipper due to their versatility. Bring in Guillen, play him in left and bat him 5th, and then you don’t have to rely so much on someone like Glaus or Gonzalez in the postseason. I’d be surprised if it took much to bring Guillen here.
August 12th, 20107:05 pm
If Freddie Freeman can come in and produce, then I’m all for bringing him in, but I don’t think it’s a good idea to rely on him to produce from day one in light of Heyward’s ups and downs over the course of the season (Heyward being a more highly touted prospect than Freeman).
August 12th, 20107:06 pm
Saw the play and injury and thought it might b serious. Chipper, you are a warrior, period. You;ve given yourself, in every sense of the phrase, to the Braves’ organization. Hate to see your season end this way. As far as ending your career, you only know what the off-season entails. YOU WILL BE SORELY MISSED. However, season is not lost. We’ve got Conrad, and Infante to sub at 3b. Chipper, the team could surely use your moral support in the dugout. I’ve watched ya since the days in Macon, and have nothing but kudos for ya man. You’ve had some ups and downs and always shown class and respect…..again, you ARE “The Man”. Good luck to you and yours whatever you decide, and as for the rest of the team…..hunker down guys, and go get that damn pennant…..y’all deserve it.
August 12th, 20107:09 pm
Folks if Glaus goes to third we may never get to bat in the first inning as the opposing team will bunt down the thrid base line about 3,000 times and Glaus can’t move enough to get anyone out. He can’t even move at first base to field a ball thrown over by the pitcher. Bravos can’t afford to prop Glaus up anymore with Chippie’s bat gone. Glaus can take the bench and come in to pinch hit when we need someone to hit into a double play for us.
Although CJones may wish to try to come back next year and go out on his terms, that doesn’t bode well for the Braves if they allow that to happen. Next year is a new year with some new players, new manager, and hopefully a desire to be the new Braves team, not tied to the past. I’m sure that some of you watched CJones this year in the dugout as other players were beginning to star and his demeanor was of someone seeing time pass him by. If he chooses not to try and come back, that doesn’t mean he surrenders to the difficult rehabilitation work, but that he comes to terms with the end of his career.
August 12th, 20107:16 pm
I am perplexed by all of the naysayers and pessimists. You would think the team has lost every game that Chipper has missed. That is simply not the case. Infante can handle third, as can Prado and Conrad; Glaus cannot (no range with his knees). Chipper’s bat will surely be missed, but its not the end of the season. Guys will have to get hot again (mainly Troy).
Some so-called Braves fans look at the Braves and see nothing but deficiencies, and see the Phillies as the prototypical powerhouse. Last I checked, the Phils were in 2nd place behind the Braves. Have some faith in the home team.
August 12th, 20107:25 pm
they are a proto… powerhouse team when howard, chase are healthy. already down 3-0 against kershaw. braves lead going up to 3 full games.
August 12th, 20107:31 pm
This makes me sick. I guess the “bench Chipper” crowd now consider the Braves to be a shoo-in for the World Series.
It will be a position -by -committee with Infante and Conrad the obvious choices. Either or both are well deserving
August 12th, 20107:35 pm
How sad,As far as picking up a third baseman ,there are none but there are two that might be available who have any skill watsoever that can help the braves,long shots, Miguel T.and the Panda,thats it.We better sitting tight and find a power hitting outfielder.
August 12th, 20107:55 pm
yes but lets be real here!! yes chipper has been hitting the ball, how many of those hits have been with men on base and how many have been with bases loaded? like 99% of his hits or home runs come with bases loaded, and when bases or full and we need him to get a hit he either stikes out, grounds out, or pops up!! so his “hot bat” is a matter a variable that is getting manipulated to show he is doing something that he is NOT doing as always!!
August 12th, 20108:01 pm
DAMN!!!!! Chipper was on a hot streak!! And I’m with the others on Glaus not being able to play 3rd, he can barely play 1st.
August 12th, 20108:13 pm
Chipper Jones for Braves Manager 2011!
August 12th, 20108:41 pm
GLAUS IS NOT PLAYING FIRST!
I hate to scream guys, but I’m starting to wonder if anyone reads the blog anymore. Read the Story, DOB reported that Wren said Glaus at third is not an option. You may now continue randomly speculating.
August 12th, 20108:53 pm
The drunks are online.
August 12th, 20109:10 pm
fox sports story stated that chipper was hurt fielding a “routine” grounder. i’m not a big chipper fan, but that was an outstanding play. people keep wondering how we will replace his power … 10 hrs at this point is not power. if we had some production in the 3-hole, we would be way up. hitting with prado and j-hey on base all the time,chipper should have 80 rbis at this point. my point is also that chipper was only hitting consistently with no one on base.
August 12th, 20109:16 pm
The Braves should promote the best offensive option available….Freeman. He platoons with Glaus at 1B and Infante, Prado and Conrad take care of 3B. In the meantime if Ankiel doesn’t come around, he goes to the bench and Melky handles CF.
August 12th, 20109:27 pm
Fortunate for Chipper that his folks were in town. They’ll be able to offer him a good sounding board as he mulls over his options. If he doesn’t have surgery right away, maybe he’s leaning towards a Kirk Gibson-type pinch-hitter slot. That’s not the best option, takes a position away from an able-bodied guy on the bench. But…….the roster does expand during the playoffs, hmmmmm……..
Poor guy, hate that he’s not ending his career on his own terms.
Buck Commander has some camo crutches all ready and heading his way!
August 12th, 20109:43 pm
chipper has a hangnail…out 3 weeks. chipper has a swollen little toe…out 2 weeks. chipper has a hissy fit. chipper has a canker. chipper has a blister. chipper has sunburn. chipper has male pattern baldness. SEE YA, part-timer! look up cal ripkin! NO hall-of-fame for this guy.
retired on the lake
August 12th, 20109:51 pm
August 12th, 20109:52 pm
oh biged … take a hike
August 12th, 201010:04 pm
just wanted to say that I was saddened like many of you to hear about the MRI. I hope his surgery goes well, and he at least comes back next year… I know he didn’t want to finish his career on such a low note.
August 12th, 201010:06 pm
NIce 7:06 post… I second that!
August 12th, 201010:26 pm
2. Glaus goes to his normal position at third? LOL!!!!! Some of you guys who think troy can play third ARE INsane!
August 12th, 201010:46 pm
9-8 dodgers. no one out. runners on 1st & 2nd. looks like only a 2 game lead in the division.
August 12th, 201010:47 pm
10-9 over. what a disaster.
August 12th, 201010:49 pm
Are you freaking kidding me?? Damn Dodgers.. That would have been huge.. A 3 game lead sounds a lot better than a 2 1/2 game lead…
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August 12th, 201010:57 pm
I Think frank wren should make a trade for a thirdbaseman
and a back up centerfeilder and bring up fredie freeman the firstbaseman
we need offense out put because the phillies are on our hilles p’s
please do something we need help bad do not use brooks conrad he can’t hit righthanded
and hit lefthanded pitching the end
August 12th, 201011:22 pm
Your and idiot.
August 13th, 201012:39 am
whatever. Braves will be paying him for decades.
August 13th, 201012:46 am
Glaus ain’t going anywhere… he’s about as mobile as a vending machine. His career died a horrible death a coupla years ago, but apparently nobody has had the heart to tell him. They shoot horses, don’t they?
August 13th, 20101:19 am
As much as I think Chipper is the best Brave of my lifetime and a sure fire hall of famer, I think Mickey Mantle might be considered the greatest switch hitter ever by pretty much everyone on the face of the planet.
August 13th, 20102:09 am
Do NOT underestimate Brooks Conrad. He acquitted himself very nicely at third and at bat on Tuesday evening. He’s the new blood the Braves so desperately need right now.
August 13th, 20102:49 am
Yeah right, Joshua. Someone say David Segui?
August 13th, 20107:13 am
Why in the world do you people want Glaus at third. He can barely move with his hurt knees and his batting sucks. Putting him at third would be like pouring gas on a fire to put it out instead of water. All of you need to get real. The Braves need to go out and find a third baseman and sit Glaus until his knees heal. I hate it for Chipper but this is not the time to give up on hte Braves.
August 13th, 20107:22 am
CALL UP FREDDIE FREEMAN!!!
August 13th, 20107:34 am
I hate to say it but we’re only going to be disappointed come playoffs. As usual!
August 13th, 20108:09 am
Whoever said something about Jose Guillen can forget him. Giants are about to acquire him.
August 13th, 20108:21 am
That’s an awfully big bat we lose in the lineup, and leadership off the field.
August 13th, 20108:35 am
Only Chipper know what is best for him and we should support his decision whatever it is. He will be a Hall of Famer and go down in baseball history as one of the best, if not the best, third baseman both defensively and offensively as well as one of the greatest switch hitters of all time. I feel priveledged to have watched both Mickey Mantel and Chipper Jones excell at the bat!!!
August 13th, 20108:59 am
Chipper has to come back for one more season. Whether he’ll start or not doesn’t matter. He deserves a farewell tour of his own. He’s earned it.
August 13th, 20109:11 am
Braves fan are dumb…
Glaus to third??/ The guy cant even put a belt on by himself, and you want him to play third?
Prado to third and Omar at second, infireld is solid.
Wren isnt goign to speed up the clock on Freeman, aint gonna happen because he wants to ensure we get another year out of him down the road. The only way Freeman comes up is if Glaus gets hurt, which he wont do, he will just keep hitting into double plays and botching throws fromt he pitcher…oh yeah throw in a meaningless home run every now and then.
Braves are fine, Phillies are scared of our pitching…Pitching wins in September and October and we have potentially 4 #1 starters (giving Minors big props, Lowe is horrible)
August 13th, 20109:29 am
Why all this talk about whether or not Chipper will dedicate himself to rehab his knee? Of course he will. He has to walk on that knee for the next 40 or so years. His first priority should be to commit to the rehab for his own good. If in the process of rehab he determines he can play next year, he comes back to get more of the $28 million left in his contract. If not, he retires and waits for Cooperstown to call in 5 years
August 13th, 20109:42 am
Hey guys.. takes more than one guy to make a team..need all 25 to contribute..so.. we need to keep the bench strong and make the right choice for third.
Bill in VA
August 13th, 20109:58 am
Agree with that! It’s just good logic.
August 13th, 201010:39 am
Maybe bring up Joe Thurston.
Mark Bradley, Mike Bradley's evil twin
August 13th, 201011:06 am
After thinking about it Chipper will come back. It is hard to leave that kind of money on the table. Maybe Chipper can rehab and start taking ground balls at 1B for next year. That would save his knees a little and the Braves from having to re sign Glaus. Remember when fans wanted to extend Glaus’s conract another two years. Yikes!! By the way, I hope the Dodgers have mentally checked out after that debacle last night in Philly. That was terrible. I would love a three out of four or four game sweep.
August 13th, 201012:32 pm
Glaus is dead on his feet. It must be true that good hitting starts with good legs. I remember one of the Braves TV announcers, I don’t remember exactly which one, suggesting that Glaus might be an MVP candidate this year. He is one of 6 NL players who will have been player of the month this year. Apparently he has always been a very streaky hitter.
August 13th, 201012:43 pm
Yes, Braves just confirmed it’s Brandon Hicks….Man, can’t a girl take 10 minutes to take a shower? OK, don’t answer that.
August 13th, 20102:15 pm
How ’bout Chipper Jones as hitting coach (even as a roving instructor between hunting trips)? He has gone through and come out of slumps several times. If he can correct his own swing maybe he can coach others. He doesn’t need the money but the fans would love to see it.
August 13th, 20102:21 pm
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August 13th, 20109:58 pm
Read about Chipper Jones and the ACL surgery he will be having tomorrow at http://footdronline.com/blog.html
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