6:11 pm June 29, 2011, by David O'Brien
June 30th, 201112:28 pm
He should have made the decision a couple of years ago, or at least last year after tearing his knee up again, but he didn’t, so why should I believe he will anytime soon???
June 30th, 201112:30 pm
He is like so many people, particularly athletes, who do not know when to call it a career.
June 30th, 201112:43 pm
This is for all the experts here who keep commenting that J-Hey would or should have something to say to Chipper…………If I can recall correctly Chipper never was or will he be in Orlando at extended spring training. The MAN is playing on a busted knee give him a break…. I am sure that in his mind him at 80% is better than Conrad or whomever else you would have play third base until Prado returns…Please load your brain before shooting off at the mouth!
It would seem that he is trying to keep team ahead of self at this time.
June 30th, 201112:55 pm
No, he is hurting the team. The Braves need someone they can count on in his position. He and his .240 BA has no business in the #3 spot. He might be a decent #7 hitter, IF, and that is a big IF, he can stay in the lineup. The best thing for all concerned would be his retirement. Baseball is a young mans game, and Chipper has not been young for several years.
June 30th, 20111:06 pm
PLEASE! OH PLEASE! Frank W. go and get Michael Young from Texas,and we will win the World Ser….He hits for power,he hits for avg.,He playes all infield pos.,He playes the outfeild…AND HE HAS SPEED..Nuff said….GO Braves im with you guys win or lose..
June 30th, 20111:36 pm
Just get the surgery and be done with it so we can have some production at 3B. He is just wasting time right now and underperforming.
June 30th, 20111:53 pm
I do believe that the manager fills out the line-up card. Plus Chip said that he would, FOR THE TEAM, bat where ever F.G. wanted him.
C R Mac
June 30th, 20112:48 pm
Come on, Martin, are you saying that if your employer offered you more money that you would not take it? What alternate reality are you from? Chipper is second on the team in RBI and in the top five in the league with runners in scoring position. Sure, he plays hurt, but that is the point. Where would the Braves be without his production this season? You guys that bash Chipper don’t know anything about baseball and surely don’t know how to support this team. Quit your bitching! Enjoy the success so far. When everyone gets healthy and when Uggla and Heyward start to hit, the Braves will make a run at the Phillies.
Bud No Weiser
June 30th, 20113:06 pm
Betemit? Good God, no. Otherwise, we’re forced to hear Jon Miller pronounce his name as “Betty-meat.”
willie g the gambler
June 30th, 20113:12 pm
the braves cost me a ton the past to days,they need to get rid of a pitcher and get the yankees to trade swisher or dodgers get rid of loney or andre because they will not get kemp or a better trade is heyward for tim stanton in florida the braves will be better with him, then maybe they can catch philly i hate philly.
June 30th, 20113:15 pm
then sweeping the mariners was amazing,but the braves are going down and they can thank THE MANAGER FREDDIE IS RUINING THIS BULLPEN the braves are the only team that does not let the starters go 9 and throw 120 pitches and that will cost him come september.
June 30th, 20113:45 pm
@CR, I have been a baseball fanatic since the first time I heard Dizzy Dean call a game, and I have forgotten more about the game than you will ever know. Chipper Jones is a ball and chain to the Braves. Oh sure, he has a few decent games, but all in all, he needs to go. The Atlanta Braves should be about the future and Chipper is all about the past. I compare this to all the puppy dog fans that keep looking at 1980 and Hershel Walker. That time is in the past, and so is the time of Chipper Jones. You do not win with has beens trying to hold on. You win with talent. The Braves have talent, but as long as Chipper Jones hangs around, he is taking a spot someone else should have.
chipper hall of fame
June 30th, 20114:00 pm
joemac plz say it to his face you pieace of shet. Never knew so many ppl would hate one of the best braves players ever. some of yall are very lame.
June 30th, 20114:08 pm
What would be recupe time if Chipper has knee scoped?
June 30th, 20114:26 pm
JoeMac, I can give you the starting line up for the 1957 World Champion Braves without blinking an eye. Chipper Jones is a first ballot Hall of Famer and deserves respect. He plays hurt and still is a run producer. He could have gone anywhere for more money several times in his career, but he stayed with my favorite team for less. You would not know a real Braves fan if you tripped over one. I am old school about my team. It is not just the franchise, it is the faces on the team. It is so rare these days to be able to recognize one of those faces for his whole career. As far as I am concerned, Chipper can do no wrong. There is more to being a fan than winning. Loyalty counts for something and I appreciate it. The Braves have been terrible in the past. I have been a fan since they were in Boston. They have one of the best records in baseball with no offense but that is not good enough for you. You would make a much better Yankee fan. As far as I am concerned, you are no fan of the Braves.
June 30th, 20115:55 pm
You just showed your problem. Chipper can do no wrong to you. Just like Bobby. I am passionate about baseball. I know the Braves 1957 starting lineup, and also the Yankees starting lineup for the WS. I also know when I am watching a fading, washed up, former star player painfully showing that he is trying to turn the clock back to those “Glory Days”. Stick a fork in Chipper…he is done. It is sad to see him attempt to play. Loyalty or not, he is not a starting player anymore. TAKE OFF THOSE ROSE COLORED GLASSES AND YOU WILL SEE THAT.
June 30th, 20117:19 pm
we have a new japanesse third baseman ….china doll jones
June 30th, 20117:24 pm
betemit was another of js’s shrewed moves wilson for his fav druggy lol
June 30th, 20117:26 pm
chiper qperarse para q este sano septiembre. buscar el jardinero dietro d poder no una polqueria bajar aprado 3base . o en tro esenario mickel young 3 y prado lf .seria bueno para el equipo jugador d contacto y lider cosa q legusta a wren tener influensia con los jovenes asi te quedqrias con parich
June 30th, 20117:31 pm
youn biene d una franquisia q batea y eso es una prioridadq le combiene al equipo seria fabuloso wren lusete como en los viejos tiempo d shujol y su barita majica tu eres un pupilo d el saca lo q aprendiste
June 30th, 20118:36 pm
lol he’s washed up? the guy is leading all NL third base in RBIs and hitting with runners in scoring postion the guy is a huge threat. forget you, you have no clue of what your talking about
June 30th, 201111:45 pm
Everyday his legacy is tarnished? I remember Griffey not being great in his last few years but I’m pretty sure I’m going to remember him as one of the greatest players in the game. Anyways about Chipper, sure he’s not a lock for 30 & 100 every year, but he is still a run producer and knows how to play the game. He’s a high IQ player and is valuable to the organization. He’s also the only piece left from the Braves ‘95 World Series title.
July 1st, 20114:20 am
hell yea right on braves10!
Braves’ Chipper Jones hopes to avoid DL | firstsportsnews.com
July 1st, 201110:04 am
[...] The small meniscus tear in the right knee of Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones is “bugging” him, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports, but he’s hoping to avoid surgery or a stint on the disabled list. [...]
July 1st, 201112:08 pm
chipper should get the knee scoped – come back in August.
July 1st, 20114:36 pm
keppinger could well be this years omar infante same kinda plsayer short singles stoke put ball in play reliable defence
July 1st, 20115:48 pm
Everybody is aware that Chipper by all rights should be on this year’s All-Star team, right? Yes–his average is fairly low (although the .250-.260 range isn’t awful when you see what some others are hitting), but as of last week, he led NL 3rd basemen in homers and RBI. Everybody says, “Where would we be without McCann,” and that’s true–but Chipper’s been keeping up with Mac in the RBI race, and I’d say we’d be in sorry shape without Jones, too. I’m rooting for him to get one more All-Star berth.
July 1st, 20116:00 pm
2 words for Chipper…..BATTING COACH!!!!!!!
Shaffer CF; Prado 3b,; Freeman 1b; McCann C; Hinske lf; Heyward rf; Uggla 2b,Gonzalez ss with their pitching can win IF they ever figure out how to hit and get rid of McLouth, and that worthless hitting coach. Trade Lowe and spend a little of the Lowe, McLouth, Kawa, Chipper cash.
July 1st, 20116:08 pm
hinske playing everyday ill pass, he’s on the bench for a reason and that’s because he’s probbly the best pinch hitter in baseball. Like every season we lose chipper and the braves don’t play well. Chipper is still a big force in the middle of our lineup, i believe he will turn it up a notch come the second half of this season.
July 2nd, 20115:10 am
i bet two mitts we definitely dont want bet”a”mit,we already got rid of him once,keep him in KC.
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