Chipper late for game after son’s surgery (updated)

MIAMI – Braves third baseman Chipper Jones left the team and returned to Atlanta on Wednesday to be with his 7-year-old son, Shea, when he underwent sinus surgery.

Jones was back in South Florida by Wednesday night and rejoined the Braves in the dugout during the third inning of their series finale against the Marlins.  He entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning and played the rest of the way.

“When he was 2, he had a gastro problem and they gave him antibiotics, and the antibiotics stripped the lining of his stomach away,” Jones said. “He was in the hospital for about two months; it was touch-and-go for awhile. So now he’s got this sinus problem and he can’t take antibiotics to get rid of it.

“They ended up having to go in and bore out  two holes that he didn’t have anatomically, to keep it from getting those infections again. He’s kind of my sickly child, and I worry about him. So I wanted to be there.”

Jones said he talked  to his teammates earlier in the week about the situation.

“They said they all would have done the same thing I did,” he said. “I tried to make it back. Couldn’t do it. I got in there late.”

Manager Fredi Gonzalez said Jones’ absence was approved about two weeks ago.

“It’s been planned for a while,” Gonzalez said. “They couldn’t move the date.”

75 comments Add your comment

WetDirt

September 21st, 2011
7:24 pm

Hope all goes well for Chippers son and Chipper.

Von Trapp

September 21st, 2011
7:30 pm

Das vunderful that FG vets das Bones Jones go check on das son :)

Tony Murphy

September 21st, 2011
7:30 pm

It’s easy to talk trash and hide behind the anonymity of the Internet, RamblingWreck83.

banjovie

September 21st, 2011
7:33 pm

yeah…that was a cheap blow and totally uncalled for

phil

September 21st, 2011
7:40 pm

Typical classless, gutless Tech fan….

Darth Hater

September 21st, 2011
7:43 pm

Unlike Michael Vick, at least Chipper’s children KNOW who their father is.

Get Well Soon, Son of Chipper!

TomahawkChoppin'

September 21st, 2011
7:46 pm

Yeah Ramblin Train Wreck. Sure hope you are banned for that comment. I am usually not for censorship but cheap shots should not be posted here. Have some sympathy for a child’s life.

bigreddawg81

September 21st, 2011
7:46 pm

RamblinWreck83 shows a true taste of character, Not!, no character, no class

Choppinmama

September 21st, 2011
7:55 pm

Feel better soon, Chipper’s Little Splinter!

Hit A Single

September 21st, 2011
7:59 pm

Chipper was where he should have been and now he is back and I hope everything is okay. Ramblingwreck.com, your mother said to finish your homework before she has to bath you.

Hit A Single

September 21st, 2011
8:01 pm

I meant Ramblingwreck83, I forgot he doesn’t even know who is dad is. Oh my I got on his level and I am sorry.

Von Trapp

September 21st, 2011
8:03 pm

Rambling Wreck, you took a vedy cheap shot at das Chipper Jones family…………No place for das posts. Who das think das is? Shame on das RamblieWreck

LuisG

September 21st, 2011
8:11 pm

RamblingWreck83 = stupid

LuisG

September 21st, 2011
8:11 pm

cranberry

September 21st, 2011
8:25 pm

My prayers are with the little guy and his family.

Ralph

September 21st, 2011
8:40 pm

They can lose just as well without Chipper, give him all the time he wants.

Von Trapp

September 21st, 2011
8:44 pm

Lowe ain’t getting das hitting support right now. Das bats have gone to sleep :)

Dr. Phil

September 21st, 2011
8:53 pm

Chipper is fair game for his public actions. Chipper’s seven-year-old son in not fair game.

heartofdarkness

September 21st, 2011
8:54 pm

Wheww! I need a shower.

llf

September 21st, 2011
8:56 pm

There goes the Ga. Tech folks showing, yet again, they have all the class of a bucket of turds.

just sayin

September 21st, 2011
8:58 pm

Epic Collapse.

DetroitBraves

September 21st, 2011
9:04 pm

Pretty low down RamblingWreck83. Bad enough to rip on a father taking time to be with his kid, but what about the child himself? No matter what you make think about Chipper Jones the baseball player that was a cheap shot.

ThanksBobby

September 21st, 2011
9:08 pm

Typical, classless Georgia Tech fan there by RamblingWreck83. Sickening that the maggots on North Avenue have no respect for human life!

tmitch

September 21st, 2011
9:12 pm

I’m sure RamblinWreck didn’t do anything in the last 15 years that he regrets. Nonetheless, I would love to be there when you ask him that yourself in person but you probably don’t have the testicular fortitude (nice way of saying you have no nuts) to do so!!

GT Fan

September 21st, 2011
9:12 pm

Lol at UGA fans talking about classlessness.

But either way, that was an idiotic thing of RamblinWreck to say and he should be banned for it. He’s a disgrace to Tech fans. One person’s stupidity does not mean the rest of the fanbase acts that way.

Dawg '88

September 21st, 2011
9:38 pm

Hey 5150…How’s Rueben Houston making out?

Don’t give us Rennie Curran references when you have a drug trafficker as a former football alum. And lets not forget the forfeited games because of the use of several athletes who were academically ineligible. Thought Yech had the superiority in academics? Think again…UGA’s football academic numbers trail only Vandy in the SEC and far outdistance Yech in the same NCAA statistics. And don’t start the scooter/license arrests for UGA…ooooo…those are hardened criminals….hide the women and children…Geez!

Yech = Losersville.

Von Trapp

September 21st, 2011
9:56 pm

Lowe vas not the problem tonight. Ve have a dead head offense……….no question. I vonder if das Braves have das guts to do what must be done. :)

we steal ruin this state

September 21st, 2011
10:12 pm

dawg 88, I don’t think you want to get in a whizzing match here. You are still the undisputed winner of the fulmer cup

JSS

September 21st, 2011
10:19 pm

Ban, ban, ban, the people who need to be banned blog with teflon on, it was tasteless; but you clowns going around trying to get him him banned for being witless are out of your minds…

Chipper Jone’s kids should be left out of this, just like Chris Reitsma’s and Mr. Vick’s should be too… Now as for the wives and other women who’ve been in his life, they’re fair game…

Now all of you get back to blogging about that amazing shrinking lead!

Tom Persuschevesky

September 21st, 2011
10:28 pm

Was this even a newsworthy event? He had adenoids removed; as common as an ingrown toenail. This paper is amazing at times.

Goldenrod

September 21st, 2011
10:29 pm

As a GT fan I am disgusted by the OP’s comments. I love the Braves & Jackets but hate classless comments by our fanbase. That being said, thwg

Dawgs42-tech34

September 21st, 2011
10:39 pm

Wow, that was vile & disgusting slander but that’s typical for the tickle pilers down on North Avenue.

Looking forward to Dawgs making it 9 out of 10 in November at the Joke by Coke!

Turtle Man

September 21st, 2011
10:41 pm

Biggest game of the year and Chipper blows it off for a routine procedure!!!! That says it all about Chipper.

aaa

September 21st, 2011
10:42 pm

Seriously you all do know that Rambling really isn’t a Tech fan, right? What’s the best way to rile up the readers? Insult Chipper or the Bulldogs and use a Tech reference. Lots of homeschoolers online tonight I see. On a different note, I am hungry for wings…….

Najeh Davenpoop

September 21st, 2011
10:48 pm

For two schools who never win anything, you UGA and Tech fans sure are passionate.

Orange Brave f/k/a Billy Jack's BBQ & Shrimp

September 21st, 2011
11:11 pm

how do these numbskulls get on the blog, by the way, how much is a beer at sun life stadium?

please pass me a fork, I dropped mine (last night) but need another because we are done.

:(

DawgNation

September 21st, 2011
11:17 pm

Man Chapper Jone dont care bout the braves, lame excuses!

DaTruth

September 21st, 2011
11:20 pm

RamblinWreck83 – Don’t let these clowns get you down. The TRUTH is the TRUTH. Chipper is lifted us as a role model! Please!! I don’t wnat my kids to grow up and do what he has done!
Kudos RamblinWreck83 – Go TECH!!!

stew

September 21st, 2011
11:29 pm

If you’re playing for 15 million, you got to show up. He should have played. It reminds me of when Javy Lopez lost his grandmother and he took off for a week.

Leah

September 21st, 2011
11:34 pm

Has it been seven years since Shea was born? Prayers for his health and recovery.

Cort

September 21st, 2011
11:36 pm

The Braves are not going to the playoffs. They get worse each game and STL gets better. The way the Braves are playing, I’m at the point where I hope they don’t make the playoffs because they would just embarrass ATL when they got swept in the first series. I know it sounds stupid but at this point the Braves can’t compete with the worst teams (see FL and NYM series) and would be blown out by Milwaukee and Philadelphia.

LoweBlows

September 21st, 2011
11:36 pm

Hope Chippers boy heals quickly. He needed to be with his son. The Braves are dead meat with or without him.

Cort

September 21st, 2011
11:37 pm

Enter your comments here

ScottBravesFan

September 21st, 2011
11:40 pm

rambling wreck,

what a stupid thing to say. Every Braves fan knows when Shea Jones was born it was all in the papers and on the internet that Chipper named him after Shea Stadium a place that Chipper dominated at. Show some respect.

And it’s easy to be a tough keyboard warrior say that crap to someone’s face and you might get your face caved in.

ScottBravesFan

September 21st, 2011
11:42 pm

Cort,

That’s what happens when you lose two of your three best starters. Sometimes you can’t beat injuries and I think McCann is still hurt he hasn’t been right since he came off the DL. We’ll get them next year.

How Lowe

September 21st, 2011
11:45 pm

Typical performance from Lowe as of late. We’re going to need a pretty decent amount of luck to help us into the playoffs.

LoweBlows

September 21st, 2011
11:50 pm

Come on, How Lowe. Do you really believe the Braves have a chance? Its time to wake up and smell the coffee.

LuisG

September 22nd, 2011
12:33 am

Thanks for the update!

Get well Shea!

Peter

September 22nd, 2011
12:58 am

No question Chipper did the right thing here.

Get well soon Shea!

WCMIII

September 22nd, 2011
2:30 am

Man, you people are wrong. Hating on a little sick child and the dad who cares, other blogs are hating on REM, always hating on Coach Richt and the Dogs. Man, I must be getting old. When I was at UGA we had 2 mandates: mind our manners and beat tech. And we did! Otherwise, our mommas would get us!!!! ramblingWreck83, your momma must be so proud. Good luck Shea and Chipper.

Chipper's Friend

September 22nd, 2011
3:06 am

Hey Tom Persuschevesky!

Actually, YOU are amazing! An amazing piece of garden fertilzer! If you read the article you would know how much Chipper worries about his “sickly” son. Chipper missed part of the game tonight to be with his son. Anytime a ballplayer misses a game not because of his own illness, it’s definitely newsworthy. Especially, if it’s Chipper Jones. Why don’t you get a life!

Pete Rose

September 22nd, 2011
5:17 am

I wish I would have known that Chipper was going to miss part of the game… I would have canceled my bet on the Braves.

BravesFan

September 22nd, 2011
5:44 am

As usual the Braves have collapsed! I think Frank Wren and Fredi Gonzalez did the best they could do to form a great team. Just not in the cards…er….wrong word at this point. To all the Bobby Cox haters, I guess it was not his fault all those years. I know, it is Obama’s fault.

Worthington

September 22nd, 2011
6:22 am

14 mill a yr., you couldn’t pay a lil’ extra to the doc to work around your schedule. there’s no “i” in team, but there’s always been a big “i” in chipper-he needs to retire-we need hungry ballers.

Turtle Man

September 22nd, 2011
6:45 am

I guess on the bright side no grounders were lost in the lights tonight!!!!

Brian Asselstine

September 22nd, 2011
7:31 am

When Fredi played Bourn and Constanza together, the Braves offensive prodiction increased and the gap in the wild card standings increased. When the brass or whoever said he should play J-Hey (iam overrated) and Diaz, the team began to free fall. Pitching has had its problems but when we were using the speed factor, the playoffs were a lock. Poor decision by someone.

John A.

September 22nd, 2011
8:30 am

Here’ hoping for a speedy recovery. Ours prayers are are with him,and we lit a candle for him this morning.

Bobby T

September 22nd, 2011
9:02 am

Glad Chipper’s son is ok……………….In the big picture, baseball means nothing when it’s your kid

laura

September 22nd, 2011
9:15 am

Wishing Shea a speedy recovery. Prayers are with Chipper and family.

afan

September 22nd, 2011
9:19 am

Agree with Brian…The fall started when Constanza hurt anklle and Braves got Diaz……

Lowe is the pits..how low can u go!

Chipper u did the right thing..family comes first always..get well Shea!

Flo-Rio-Duh

September 22nd, 2011
9:24 am

Is this the child he had with that Hooters girl affair?

stew

September 22nd, 2011
9:37 am

Chipper didn’t do the right thing. To not show up when the WC is on the line is just not excusable. I know this does not sit well with Chipper. The team always comes first.

Tom Baynham

September 22nd, 2011
9:44 am

I’m a Chipper fan, but sorry, unless it’s a life threatening surgery, he needs to focus on his job, especially with his team in a meltdown.

Stephen Frazier

September 22nd, 2011
9:53 am

Derek Lowe pitches terribly whether he gets offensive support or not. MY main problem with the way the Braves are going concerns WHY THE #!$^%$&*#$%^ is Constanza sitting on the pines and Jayson Heyward playing every day? ALL the excitement is gone from the offense. Even Mike Bourne has fallen on hard times since Constanza left the lineup.

I have given up pointing out that Brandon Beachy and Tim Hudson have no business pitching past the fifth inning.

I can’t wait til Bobby Cox is gone… What? He’s ALREADY gone? You’re kidding!
Coulda fooled me.

blue

September 22nd, 2011
10:03 am

elective surgery, could’ve scheduled on a off-day. chipper should be fired.

Kentavo

September 22nd, 2011
10:17 am

I’m betting surgery was scheduled when Braves were up 10.5 games and thought they’d coast.

Von Trapp

September 22nd, 2011
10:28 am

Velcome back Mr.Jones…………….Vets go win das thing

John

September 22nd, 2011
11:11 am

How can any person be against any father who places his son above a baseball game? Their comments show they are insensitive and ignorant. I applaud him for caring about his son.

Brave4life-1995 all over again???

September 22nd, 2011
1:25 pm

Family Comes First

IHEARTCARROLL

September 22nd, 2011
7:07 pm

I don’t think anyone on the team would want Chipper to not be there for his son. Those are the only opinions that matter. Family first. Then team. Somewhere in distant third, whiny fans.

If you think differently, I don’t think you are a good fan. I know you are not a good parent.

VOLfan4LIFE

September 22nd, 2011
9:55 pm

No excuses…. Show up to work on time!

Larry A

September 23rd, 2011
10:25 am

Probably approved it about the same time Chipper announced the team could relax with their 10.5 game lead.

George Washington

September 23rd, 2011
12:47 pm

Being with his son was the right thing to do. Another right decision would be to retire or renegotiate next year’s salary. If he really wants to do the right thing he should accept less $ for being a part time player.

IHEARTCARROLL

September 23rd, 2011
3:21 pm

George,

You can not tell a lie.

Jon

September 23rd, 2011
4:58 pm

Accept less? Would you tell your boss you want less beacuse you felt like you accomplished less than the previous year? Get real. It’s not up to him to look out for the welfare of the company!

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