Bout time? Q and A with Braves third baseman Chipper Jones

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DAP

January 10th, 2012
4:16 pm

BAS . If he has any hours left in the day, I want him working on bat-speed, bat-control, sliders v. LHP, ball-blocking, foot-work while throwing, etc. I’ve no doubt I could come up with 50 things dude oughta focus on before he worries about straight-line speed.

yes. except, if youre keylargo, you think mccann being faster will lead to division, NL and maybe even world titles. forget those 50 other things.

Ward

January 10th, 2012
4:17 pm

Durango,has really good speed,and can get on base if you like scrappy hitters?He has a high on base percentage too. I see Wren taking a chance with this guy here.

Bay Area Steve

January 10th, 2012
4:17 pm

Key,

Way to not address a single issue with my post. Well done. I think I know what a five-tool player is, but thanks for the teach. How many successful (not just skills, but results) five-tool players are on the Braves? Or in the league? How many five-tool catchers have there ever been? All three are awfully short lists, brother; it shouldn’t take you too long. Or, as I’m sure you’ll do, you’ll ignore these points as well.

And, if you think anybody can make themselves a five-tool player, you need to be careful throwin’ around that stupid line. Pot/kettle, and all that. If one could just train themselves to do it, don’t you think there’d be more of ‘em?

scoots, a favor. I need you to rehash your post about time spent working strengths versus weaknesses. If you don’t mind; I obviously understand, otherwise.

ncscoots

January 10th, 2012
4:17 pm

Inmate…Now go through and give us the top 10 reasons the Phillies, Nats and Marlins are better

Better hope he’s quick about it, LOL. Some tech guy is already looking for the nuke button on ole Paulie, I bet.

Ward

January 10th, 2012
4:18 pm

Our pitching will carry us through. Good pitching will beat good hitting.

TennesseePaul

January 10th, 2012
4:18 pm

Jurrjens has two more years left and had to end the last two seasons on the disabled list

Word from the medical staff is that JJ hasn’t even come out of coma yet.

DS1

January 10th, 2012
4:19 pm

Ward

I think we’ll see some movement between now and opening day. Not sure what, but FW is too darned hard to figure out for me.

Patience is required to be a Braves fan and Hot Stove fan.

raleighbravefan

January 10th, 2012
4:19 pm

Inmate – Top 5 reasons you’re an idiot:

1) You’re an idiot.
2) You’re an idiot.
3) You’re an idiot.
4) You’re an idiot
5) You’re an idiot.

..An inmate at a correctional facility

January 10th, 2012
4:20 pm

Top 10 original thoughts that have occurred on this blog:

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Hillbilly

January 10th, 2012
4:20 pm

Just because you’re paranoid don’t mean they’re not after you.

Bay Area Steve

January 10th, 2012
4:21 pm

DAP,

I missed that tenth of a second line. I’m trying to recall close plays with McCann at first base. I’m having a really hard time. All I can remember is hard-hit balls in the gaps, or through the shift. Bang-bang at first = never. Maybe if he was two seconds faster…

ncscoots

January 10th, 2012
4:21 pm

BAS, I’ll think about the post in question, see I can remember the gist of it (maybe Random can do some archive-extraction). But not today.

Today, I think I might just mess with Dentz while he’s here, LOL.

Jesse Ton

January 10th, 2012
4:22 pm

To hell with the Braves. Do they expect everyone to simply forget about last year now? They should be hanging their heads in shame. They deserve to play in front of empty stands on opening day. I’m taking 2012 off from this bunch of no good losers.

ncscoots

January 10th, 2012
4:22 pm

Just because you’re paranoid don’t mean they’re not after you.

Exactly. :-)

Barry

January 10th, 2012
4:22 pm

I would like to see the Braves get a good shortstop. I haven’t seen Pastornicky play, but all that I have read, I wonder if he can fit what we need to push the teams in our divsion.

raleighbravefan

January 10th, 2012
4:23 pm

Jesse Ton – Good idea. Why don’t you take a year off from this blog, as well?

Ward

January 10th, 2012
4:23 pm

DS1- Wren, is hard to figure out for sure,and That’s what I’ve been thinking,and maybe he’s waiting to see where Princes ends up too.

Bay Area Steve

January 10th, 2012
4:23 pm

“Top 10 original thoughts that have occurred on this blog:”

This isn’t fair. Just the other day, I thought about ten-year-old kool-aid. Original! (And, optimal, if I can bring back Ef’s favorite word.)

Mitchie-sand

January 10th, 2012
4:23 pm

..An inmate at a correctional facility

Well Gawd Damn! Pick a new team then!!!!!!!!
How much can one person piss and moan!

DS1

January 10th, 2012
4:23 pm

CB

How do you think I went from 200 to 245? In my races, they use a burrito instead of a rabbit. Wouldn’t you think those grayhounds would figure that out after 3-4 races? “Hey, nobody’s gettting the damned rabbit, huh?”

:wink:

DAP

January 10th, 2012
4:24 pm

inmate at a correctional facility

reasons the braves will win the east:

1. best bullpen in the majors
2. young, deep starting rotation
3. perrenial all star catcher
4. rookie of the year runner ups at 1st and RF
5. majors leading base stealer and top defensive CF
6. hall of fame 3rd baseman
7. one of the top right handed power hitters in the league

see? we can do it the other way too.

raleighbravefan

January 10th, 2012
4:24 pm

I have 5 tools….or at least, a Swiss Army Knife.

Ward

January 10th, 2012
4:25 pm

Everyone pretty much counts the Braves out every year,and every year the Braves are in it,so I’m looking forward to another year of Braves baseball,so let it begin.

Bay Area Steve

January 10th, 2012
4:26 pm

Fair enough, scoots. Might I suggest an anti-Dallas Cowboy opening?

ncscoots

January 10th, 2012
4:26 pm

(And, optimal, if I can bring back Ef’s favorite word.)

In Webster’s, under “sub-optimal”: picture of Dentz.

raleighbravefan

January 10th, 2012
4:26 pm

DS1 & CB – I’m usually jet propelled AFTER I eat the burrito.

DS1

January 10th, 2012
4:27 pm

Mitchie

Do you realize that “an inmate” is the dick head previously known as PL?

Time to engage the auto scroll for him.

ncscoots

January 10th, 2012
4:28 pm

Might I suggest an anti-Dallas Cowboy opening?

“TOO easy, Drill Sergeant!”

That would not exercise my wit enough, thus, I would not be entertained. And why would I spend any time on Dentz if I am not going to be entertained? :-)

Ward

January 10th, 2012
4:28 pm

All have a good one!May the Force be with You………Talk tonight,and peace my friends……

DAP

January 10th, 2012
4:28 pm

BAS I missed that tenth of a second line. I’m trying to recall close plays with McCann at first base. I’m having a really hard time

not to mention, even if keylargo had these plays charted out, which im sure he does not….infielders know who is running. just because the throw beat him by a step doesnt mean he would beat the throw being a step faster. the infielder could just get rid of it quicker.

DS1

January 10th, 2012
4:29 pm

raleigh

The term “burrito” means “go get something to eat”. Today, it was a bologna/ham and cheese sandwich. So no extra propulsion for me today………

:sad:

CB

January 10th, 2012
4:29 pm

raleigh,that is a different kind of runs. lol

BravePack

January 10th, 2012
4:30 pm

DS1

January 10th, 2012
4:13 pm
Oh hell, Dense is back.

BravePack

The more you push your point, the more you show that you don’t understand much about baseball. Everybody else is thinking it, but I’ll say it: “Get off it buddy!”

Just sayin……..

Great comeback buddy…that one really hurts. And let’s not go to the ole’ who knows baseball and who doesn’t arguement to go along with I am almighty blogmaster and speak for everyone on here because I am the only one with any balls to write what everyone else is thinking. Believe me I know just as much about baseball as you and I’d bet probably more but I don’t need to get into it with a guy on a keyboard.

Mitchie-sand

January 10th, 2012
4:30 pm

Oh, I do Wayne. Its cool.

DS1

January 10th, 2012
4:30 pm

Take care Ward.

Jimmy

January 10th, 2012
4:31 pm

You know, if Sid Bream had worked on his running, that play wouldn’t have been so close. :-)

Bay Area Steve

January 10th, 2012
4:32 pm

I didn’t know Webster’s and dictionary.com were different. Mine says:

Optimal – adj. optimum

antonym – Dentz

Bat Masterson

January 10th, 2012
4:32 pm

Some on the blog feeling a little touchy and PL showing up. Excellent fireworks potential …….

Hot damn, give me a minute to get some popcorn, okay.

Hillbilly

January 10th, 2012
4:33 pm

Today, I think I might just mess with Dentz while he’s here, LOL.

Proceed with caution, my man. True story: One time in my wilder days, a buddy and I were suprisingly sober on a Saturday night. A friend called and informed us of a road block on Blah Blah Blah road. We decided it would be fun to go through the road block and prove the cops wrong…although we looked like hoodlums, never judge a book, and all that…we were perfectly legal and all, so what would it hurt?

First thing the cop asked when I rolled down my window, smiling and confident — “Why aren’t you wearing your seatbelt?” Baaaaahhhhhhh!!!! Ticket. Playing with fire. Damn it!

DS1

January 10th, 2012
4:33 pm

BravesPack

Fine. No problem here. I’ll call you if I have any questions……….

Sheeesh…………

Here’s the deal. Most of the time, I try to be sensitive to others. When some keeps pushing a losing point, most of the time I try to let it slide (well sometimes). But today, you are showing everybody how little you know about baseball. They are just a helluva lot nicer than I am about telling you what a numbnutz you are.

Bay Area Steve

January 10th, 2012
4:34 pm

Uh oh. First major I-pad test: greasy, popcorn fingers. We need slippage, and from-the-phone-like posts…

ncscoots

January 10th, 2012
4:36 pm

antonym – Dentz

dictionary.com is high-class; Webster’s is for us low-tech dinosaurs who still actually open a book, LOL.

I’m getting a little tech-antsy, to tell you the truth. Even my older brother is using a Kindle these days; when I pull out my old phone in public, I get looks of pity; and like that.

Bay Area Steve

January 10th, 2012
4:36 pm

Great stuff, hillbilly. More stories out of you, man…

Ray

January 10th, 2012
4:36 pm

DS1, I will have to disagree with you on the not being able to train to get faster. I work with hs and some college athletes on speed, agility and quickness. No you can’t take someone that runs a 7.0 in a 60 and turn him into a 6.2 runner. But you can with improving technique, explosion, strength, you can shave off a few tenths of a second. Instead of 7.0 you can knock them down to a 6.8/6.9 and if someone has horrible technique, you can knock off a few more.

DS1

January 10th, 2012
4:36 pm

Hillbilly

Now THAT’s funny!

Bat

Let us know when you take your seat again, so we can start.

Bay Area Steve

January 10th, 2012
4:38 pm

scoots,

You’ve never been one to follow the herd. Please don’t start now. While everybody’s head’s in a device, they’re missing the world.

ncscoots

January 10th, 2012
4:39 pm

We need slippage, and from-the-phone-like posts…

Need a grocery-store trip, too, assuming some of the same scenery.

DS1

January 10th, 2012
4:39 pm

Ray

I stand corrected. My primary point was that being heavier didn’t make me any slower in the 50 yard dash. Now, I will give you that a person could shave a bit of time off his/her running speed.

But you can’t take a slow guy and make him fast, or anything very close to it.

Dorothy Davis

January 10th, 2012
4:40 pm

Chipper is one of those players that will always be loved for his contributions to the Team that brought him to the majors and never had to regret it. He will always be known as “Mr. Atlanta Braves”, and rightfully so. I hope he has a good 2012 and I also hope he retires next year and not stay past his ability to help the team. (aka Bobby Cox) I look forward to a great year from my Braves and will always love them, even if they don’t make the Series. Meanwhile I will be one of the bloggers that cuss them out for a stupid loss. I’m a BRAVES FAN.

DS1

January 10th, 2012
4:41 pm

Ray

If I’m Mac’s dad, I think I’m telling him to try to eat as healthy as he can within reason, and to try to get some extra weight off in the winter, so as to not tax his knees and lower back any more than he has to.

DS1

January 10th, 2012
4:42 pm

when does doo doo get out of school?

beone

January 10th, 2012
4:42 pm

Only one concern with the comments. He should decide about retirement when looking at the entire body of work for the year, not during a slump OR during a hot streak. Neither of those represents his true contribution.

Ray

January 10th, 2012
4:43 pm

DS, you are correct. you are not going to take b mac and turn him into bourn or anything close.

ncscoots

January 10th, 2012
4:44 pm

I think I’m telling him to try to eat as healthy as he can within reason, and to try to get some extra weight off in the winter

McCann is what, six-two and 230 or so? That’s not all that bad. Dude will chunk a good portion of that during a game. I don’t want him coming into camp (or leaving camp, for that matter) as some svelte dude. He’ll burn up at catcher, if he comes in light.

raleighbravefan

January 10th, 2012
4:45 pm

DS1 – When he passes.

Ray

January 10th, 2012
4:46 pm

Ds, yeah. getting stronger, reducing body fat and turning more of it into muscle is going to help him.

Bat Masterson

January 10th, 2012
4:46 pm

Okay, I’m ready.

Probably just a flippin’ drive by by that SOB PL.

BravePack

January 10th, 2012
4:48 pm

DS1

January 10th, 2012
4:33 pm
BravesPack

Fine. No problem here. I’ll call you if I have any questions……….

Sheeesh…………

Here’s the deal. Most of the time, I try to be sensitive to others. When some keeps pushing a losing point, most of the time I try to let it slide (well sometimes). But today, you are showing everybody how little you know about baseball. They are just a helluva lot nicer than I am about telling you what a numbnutz you are.

A losing point because you and a couple others say so? And what makes you the almighty blogmaster who decides that? Listen I know YOU THINK you know so much about baseball YOU think you should be a GM somewhere and would already have a World Series Championship under your belt but maybe it is you who is showing how little you know about baseball? Read what you have written…a potential All-Star pitcher and throw in a good reliever, not great, good for a 10th round pick with good to great defense and a back-up SS or mediocre starter and you wouldn’t do it even though you have 4 starting pitchers? Any one of those pitchers could go down with 1 pitch thus the saying “you can never have too much pitching” especially in the AL with the likes of Boston, Texas, and Yankees as your competition. I still can’t get over the fact we are arguing over Peter f’n Bourjos like he is the next great untouchable OF’er. Dude your talent level perception is really messed up.

DS1

January 10th, 2012
4:49 pm

scoots

I was thinking along the lines of 10-12 lbs or so. But I agree he is not all that overweight.

But being in that predicament myself, I know that any extra weight you carry around (above a reasonable amount) can play havoc with your knees and back.

Living that dream right now………..

I’d love to see him at around 215-220.

BravePack

January 10th, 2012
4:50 pm

DS1

By the way I’m not going to go down to your level with name calling…I’m better than that.

DS1

January 10th, 2012
4:51 pm

I give up. Would someone else like to take the baton? Please!

:sad:

And yes, I am the smartest person in the world. My mama told me so, and mama don’t lie.

DS1

January 10th, 2012
4:53 pm

Good news today out this way. The 3 police officers who are still hospitalized in Ogden from the shooting last week are now all upgraded from critical to fair condition. Looks like they might all make it.

ColoradoBravesFan

January 10th, 2012
4:54 pm

Larry
January 10th, 20127:36 am
Never in a million years would have Pete Rose, Hank Aaron or Ted Williams at 39 years old declare in advance “I know this year is going to be tough physically” and then selfishly cripple the chances of their teams by cashing $15,000,000.00 worth of checks from February to September.

Bull spit… Ted Williams frozen head would play Cf for $15 Million dollars and that $15 Milion would go a long way to pay off Pete Rose’s gambleing debts….

Bat Masterson

January 10th, 2012
4:56 pm

I had a grocery store experience recently but is more horror than titillating.

I’ve kind of blocked it, but it I recall it was a chilling day and there was a really short snake-skinned dress. The thing is I had no idea they made them in that size, and really, even if they can sell them, they shouldn’t.

Bat Masterson

January 10th, 2012
4:57 pm

Funny story, Hillbilly.

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Bat Masterson

January 10th, 2012
5:02 pm

Well chilly, chilling too

ncscoots

January 10th, 2012
5:02 pm

McCann is just big-boned. :-)

Probably has a great personality and makes his own clothes, too.

Efrim

January 10th, 2012
5:03 pm

a potential All-Star pitcher and throw in a good reliever, not great, good for a 10th round pick with good to great defense and a back-up SS or mediocre starter and you wouldn’t do it even though you have 4 starting pitchers?

You don’t get it dude. You’re now using where he was drafted to bring him down. You’re lost. You haven’t used any data to support your point. Just crap about Jurrjens being an All-Star pitcher and Bourjos being “good, not great” – certainly haven’t discussed the other teams needs in any of this. You haven’t used service time or contractual status in your argument which are factors that are important in valuing players. All you keep doing is thumping the 7 outfielders thing, which matters not if 5 of them suck or are injured or can’t play the outfield well anymore. You’re being laughed at because your opinion is flawed to the max.

Bat Masterson

January 10th, 2012
5:05 pm

Heap is listed at 6-3, 230

Ray

January 10th, 2012
5:06 pm

Bless his heart

Efrim

January 10th, 2012
5:09 pm

Angels best two outfielders are Peter Bourjos and Mike Trout. Hunter is gone next year and Wells shouldn’t be on the field, period. Abreu can’t play the outfield. Where are you even getting this 7 outfielder thing? Bourjos is better than pretty much every outfielder they have now except Trout.

DS1

January 10th, 2012
5:09 pm

Bless his pea-pickin heart………..

keylargo

January 10th, 2012
5:11 pm

I’ve been doing something else for awhile and just got back to read the blog. I’m not going to argue with anyone anymore about this except to say that there is nothing you don’t do better by being in good condition or at the very least you will not do worse.

And I will admit I made a typo, with the tenth of a second with McCann and singles. I was typing a response and did not proofread it, but it was meant to be a half of a second which would go along with the post I made a half hour earlier that said McCann could “improve maybe up to a second home to second base” by working with a running coach during the offseason. Put that in and the 10 extra singles are probable and many singles will be turned into doubles.

DS1

January 10th, 2012
5:11 pm

Efrim

I included Trumbo and Morales as first basemen that might be tried in the outfield. That’s where he’s getting that from.

Mitchie-sand

January 10th, 2012
5:12 pm

“a potential All-Star pitcher and throw in a good reliever, not great, good for a 10th round pick ”

Sorry to jump in, but draft picks count about as much as a “football bat” does.

Myers

January 10th, 2012
5:17 pm

I think Chipper has been a “good” not “great” player in his career, but I think he will not be in the starting lineup on opening day, injured!

Heisenberg

January 10th, 2012
5:19 pm

I believe Chipper has an option in his contact for 2013 that is automatically guaranteed if he plays somewhere around 125 or so games in 2012. He appeared in less than 130 games in 2011 so that 2013 option becoming guaranteed is 50-50. It would be interesting if he plays in less than 120 games in 2012 but wants to play in 2013. Braves could then bring him back but not at 14mil or say it is time to move on.

I am not hating on Chipper. I want him on this team as long as he is healthy and productive. But I could see a business decision that will need to be made by Braves that is almost as hard as the one the Colts have to make in early March.

Efrim

January 10th, 2012
5:19 pm

Where Bourjos was drafted is absolutely irrelevant at this stage of the game.

Guy. Is. Lost.

BravePack

January 10th, 2012
5:20 pm

Laughed at by 2 bloggers who think they know everything about GM’ing and think they know everything there is to know about the game, but truely know very little. So according to you two the only trades that happen are for players with equal service time left. I’m not going to sit here and say Bourjos should fetch more than JJ and a good reliever like you 2 simply because they don’t need pitching. The reason I bring up where he was drafted is to make you two realize potential skill level and the fact he hit .204 in limited time the year prior. Basically I’m trying to make you 2 realize you are overrating this guy while underrating JJ. I understand they have a lot of starting pitchers but they also have a lot of OF’s and I bet if you ask many GM’s out there which they would rather have more of it would be pitching. Thus I proposed Izturis and Bourjos for JJ and a good reliever, not Venters or Vizcaino. There is nothing wrong with having 5 good to great starters last time I checked in baseball. In fact I think that is what most GM’s would covet in making a Championship team even at the thought of losing a superstar like Peter Bourjos.

ChattTownBrian (CTB)

January 10th, 2012
5:23 pm

They really need to pass a law that any Braves “fan” that disrespects Chipper should be punished by having their butt hairs plucked one by one with somebody spraying them in the eyes with pepper spray.

When he’s gone is when many will sit back and realize how great he really was. Most people do now, Thank God.

Bat Masterson

January 10th, 2012
5:26 pm

13:$7M club option

2013 option guaranteed at $9M with:
123 games in 2012, or
average of 127 games in 2011-12
2013 option price increases by $1M each for:
128, 133, 138, 140 games in 2012, or
averages of 132, 137, 138, 140 games in 2011-12

Heisenberg

January 10th, 2012
5:29 pm

Thx for the deets Bat. I was going off the top of my head.

Hesalive

January 10th, 2012
5:30 pm

I really like the Braves this year. As always there are a lot of “ifs” but really, the lineup is good enough to win the East. Lots of pitching, good if not great power in the middle. If Heyward breaks out look out for this team.

BravePack

January 10th, 2012
5:31 pm

Yeah Hunter hit 23 hr’s while playing in 156 games…done. And Trumbo hit 29 hr’s and led the team with 87 RBI’s and sure as hell isn’t playing 1B on a regular basis so to the OF he goes. Then you have Wells who hit 25 Hr’s who is 33 not that old guys. And you still have ROY candidate in Trout. Sounds like plenty to me still even if you give up the legendary, future hall of famer Bourjos for another good/great starter and good reliever.

Bat Masterson

January 10th, 2012
5:36 pm

Sure thing, Heisenberg

Heisenberg

January 10th, 2012
5:36 pm

The Nats can make this a 3 team race if the get Prince Feilder. But then they have a problem of what to do with Mike Morse. No room in OF with Harper & Werth at the corners. And Werth is not a full-time CF. So if Nats get Fielder, I would hope Wren would make a call. Sure they are gonna want pitching. And I would give them JJ in a package for Morse and a minor leager.

Efrim

January 10th, 2012
5:36 pm

The reason I bring up where he was drafted is to make you two realize potential skill level and the fact he hit .204 in limited time the year prior.

So you pointed to his batting average from last year to justify that he isn’t that great of a player? That’s ridiculous. He’s coming off of a .271/.327/.438, 115 OPS+ year with great defense in CF. Bourn’s never even posted an OPS+ near that until this year. Why can Bourjos not potentially become a great asset like Bourn? His offensive game seems to have a higher ceiling, and most analysts would tell you he;’s one of the better defenders in CF there is. You just keep posting batting averages and referencing that a team cou;d use 5 starting pitchers. It doesn;t make sense for the Angels and you should know that. Your opinion is laughable.

The reason I bring up where he was drafted is to make you two realize potential skill level and the fact he hit .204 in limited time the year prior.

That’s the dumbest thing I’ver ever seen. Tons of prospects and young players were drafted very late and still become stars and even shake their draft position after one or two years in the minors. Why in the world should his 10th round status matter at this point when he has showed star level defense in CF and plenty of offensive potential.

I understand they have a lot of starting pitchers but they also have a lot of OF’s and I bet if you ask many GM’s out there which they would rather have more of it would be pitching.

They don;t have a lot of good, or healthy outfielders. That;’s the friggin point, dude. Bourjos and Trout are their best options in the outfield. Morales is coming off major injuries and is a question mark despite them tendering him a contract. Trumbo has serious questions about his OBP ability and wil;l most likely DH with Bobby Abreu who also can;t play the field. Hunter is a free agent after this year, in his late thirties, and regressing. The point is, why trade Bourjos when your starting pitching is already VERY good and your outfield isn’t. Just because they have players that CAN play there, doesn;t mean they should. You’re off base and looking really foolish.

Efrim

January 10th, 2012
5:39 pm

Yeah Hunter hit 23 hr’s while playing in 156 games…done. And Trumbo hit 29 hr’s and led the team with 87 RBI’s and sure as hell isn’t playing 1B on a regular basis so to the OF he goes.

Well, there is your answer. Not digging deep enough. Relying on context dependant stats like RBI’s to prove your point. Hunter is in the last year of his contract, why are you bringing him up? Bourjos is controlled for 5 more years. Wells is terrible and Trumbo posted a .297 OBP. Bourjos is much more valuable than all of the above. You’re forcing the trade when not looking at the other side. Put yourself in their shoes. How is that a wise move?

Tomahawkin (The Godfather)

January 10th, 2012
5:40 pm

ChattTownBrian (CTB)

“They really need to pass a law that any Braves “fan” that disrespects Chipper should be punished by having their butt hairs plucked one by one with somebody spraying them in the eyes with pepper spray. ”

OUCH

..An inmate at a correctional facility

January 10th, 2012
5:43 pm

I was a Braves fan before Chipper Jones was drafted. I’m going to be a Braves fan long after Chipper Jones is gone.

The Braves team is bigger than Chipper Jones.

Many of you, if you had to absolutely pick only one between 1. Chipper Jones having a monster year/Braves having a losing record..OR….2. Chipper Jones having a terrible year/Braves winning the World Series…..would pick 1 over 2.

I’m a Braves fan. I want to see the Braves win. I could care less what happen in 1999 or 1995. What matters is what one is doing today.

I find it ironic that many on here are against “handouts” being given to the general public..yet are all for a has been, injury prone, no range playing third baseman being given a huge salary, as long as he wants…..just because of what he did in the past.

Matt the Brave

January 10th, 2012
5:43 pm

God forbid it we have prototypical kinds of hitters, Chipper. I’m much more happy with .240, less than .900 OBP in the lineup every night.

DS1

January 10th, 2012
5:44 pm

Brian

Now that would hurt a LOT more for some folks than others………………

Just sayin

:lol:

gd from nz

January 10th, 2012
5:45 pm

Not sure if its been discussed or not (last blog 50 or so pages, haven’t got to time to go through all of that) , but what does everyone think of the discussion going on at mlb.com about 2013 hall of fame consideration for Clemens and Bonds?

Surely MLB is not going to put cheats in the Hall of Fame are they? Some of the analysts are saying it’s ok to cheat a little bit later in your career, can still consider them because of their earlier performance? What? What kind of logic is that?

DOB/Carol, would you vote for them?

Bay Area Steve

January 10th, 2012
5:45 pm

“would pick 1 over 2.”

He actually believes this stuff…

Bay Area Steve

January 10th, 2012
5:46 pm

If you ain’t cheatin’, you ain’t tryin’…

Bat Masterson

January 10th, 2012
5:47 pm

That’s dumb even for you, Paul.

DS1

January 10th, 2012
5:47 pm

I vote for the World Series and Chipper have any kind of a year. But until you can find me a better third baseman on the roster, you point is useless Dense.

Chipper IS our third baseman for 2012.

How can one smart person be so damned stupid amazes me.

Patio Daddio

January 10th, 2012
5:49 pm

Not into hijacking topics

DS1

January 10th, 2012
5:49 pm

I think the “Occupy” folks have come to the blog………………..

:wink:

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