10:41 am March 22, 2012, by David O'Brien
March 22nd, 20123:40 pm
For those who have been able to watch spring training games: How has Heyward looked in his limited time in centerfield? I’m wondering if he is really a valid option for back up centerfielder.
Another wild pitch, Petersen to 3rd…
Going out on his own terms?…….as long as he is going out!! Hey Larry, we know you haven’t hustled since blowing out your knee many, many moons ago but please get in a hurry cleaning out your locker.
March 22nd, 20123:41 pm
Unsuccessful squeeze – Cousins missed, Petersen out trying to get back to third…
March 22nd, 20123:42 pm
Amazing that the idiots are still popping up…
March 22nd, 20123:43 pm
Another K for Cory and we go to the bottom of the 8th, 4-4…
March 22nd, 20123:44 pm
Retired – you 10:58 a.m. comment:
hope the negative naysayers the haters and the classless stay away as we say goodbye to an icon of Braves baseball. Thank you Chip for great years of service to one team, a rarity in this day. Loyalty & quiet leadership as opposed to the loud mouth me first players of the modern era. thanks for the memories hope we can send you out in style.
and for those who want to expose his flaws …… look in the mirror before you open your trap.
You capture the feelings of 99% of all Braves fans. As for the rest – just sad.
March 22nd, 20123:45 pm
That Ozzie, what a cut-up.
March 22nd, 20123:46 pm
Sorry – Jason moved to center, so he is leading off – pulls a deep shot foul…
March 22nd, 20123:47 pm
Jason grounds out 3-1…
March 22nd, 20123:48 pm
0-2 on Ross – fouled back…
March 22nd, 20123:49 pm
Thank you, ssigator. I believe you have confirmed my earlier post.
I like win for 10, whoever came up with this slogan.
March 22nd, 20123:50 pm
Hughes up in the Braves’ pen…Tyler batting…
Hello everyone! Chipper retiring……Is it really true?little humor……
Tyler drops a single to center – he is 4-4 today…
March 22nd, 20123:51 pm
I like win for 10, whoever came up with this slogan.
Win For Ten, I believe, instead of Win For 10. But I could be wrong.
March 22nd, 20123:52 pm
Drew Sutton batting – roller to first to end the inning…8th inning done…
Chipper is scheduled for an off day on September 30th…
March 22nd, 20123:53 pm
Pstor icky can’t hit a beachball….well, maybe
To everyone that post that they have watched Larry play his entire career with the Braves, how many times have we seen him give the old OLAY to grounders hit hard at him….how many times have we seen him drop his head and jog to 1st base when he hits a grounder?….face it folks, he ain’t no 1st balloter. Welcome back to the hot corner, Prado!!!!!!!
March 22nd, 20123:54 pm
Or : Win-4-10.
Looks like Pastronicky has just taken “one giant step for man kind.
I think he’ll play on that last weekend.
Someone sneaked onto the daycare computer…
March 22nd, 20123:55 pm
Dusty Hughes facing Tiffee…
Pastornicky BA .229. Alex Gonzalez territory.
March 22nd, 20123:56 pm
Good one VJ.
And he doubles inside the left field line…
TP is 4-4 today, nice to see. I bet its just pissing off all the TP haters/Andrelton Simmons lovers to no end.
Duarte with a foul bunt – Nick Green on deck…
March 22nd, 20123:57 pm
Someone needs some tough “granny love.”
Marteen is saved………..Long live Marteen……..
last time i checked….i was way too old for daycare. but even the kids in daycare know that you are supposed to run every ball out.
Bunts to Hughes – throw to third, and get him – Duarte goes to 2nd – 1-5-4 if you are scoring…
March 22nd, 20123:58 pm
Heyward 0-3 with a walk. 3LOB. No Ks.
I will tell you this….Bret “Chipper” Farv will play next year as DH with The Ray…count on That….chipper will play 130 games this year and bat 300 and the Braves will win WS…and on Nov 22 will be a press conference that he sign with Tampa
March 22nd, 20123:59 pm
Fly to the wall – Marlins go ahead on the Nick Green double…
March 22nd, 20124:00 pm
Ground out, runner holds at 2nd…
I wish Chipper the best,and he will be a legend to me,and will remmber how he always,was a Muts killer with his bat. Chipper will always be a favorite player of mine along with Dale Murph,and Eddie Mathews,and Dave Justice,as a Braves Fan.
March 22nd, 20124:01 pm
Fly out to Jason in center – Marlins lead 5-4 in the middle of the 9th…
Dusty “Who” Hughes was design to minor league camp @ 6:00 today
March 22nd, 2012
If Chipper plays 123 games he is under contract with the braves,so no chance of him being a RAY.
I like the other content of your post though.
March 22nd, 20124:02 pm
iliketacos has manure for his brains….but might be right because of idiot national media types.
Pasterniky just won himself thr SS job outright putting an end to speculation as to who will be our SS opening day
March 22nd, 20124:03 pm
I must have missed something. How does a bunter (Duarte) make it to second on a FC play at third?
Was no one covering second base?
The memory of TEN signing my sons first baseball at the age of 5 will be a lasting memory. For anyone who has followed the Braves as long as I have, there was no one else you wanted at the plate with the game on the line. He’s a baseball player and a damn fine one. Nothing more nothing less.
Jordan Parraz takes ball 1…
And he doubles off the center field wall!
March 22nd, 20124:04 pm
Give this Parraz guy a job! He’s clutch!
Jimmy – there was a rundown involved…
manure or not….larry hasn’t hustled down the line in a LONG time. plenty of video evidence to prove it, not to mention any educated fan that has watched him play all 18 years.
Gonna miss ya chip watched you grow up I have watched some great braves but you rank right up there with them buddy.I will be at the games this year like I always am and I will scream a little louder for ya this year. like you I bleed red white and blue and I have one name remaining to go on my Braves jersey and thats your buddy a certified hall of Famer Good luck this year and the rest of your life hopefully i will see ya as our hitting coach soon.God Bless and thanks for the memories
March 22nd, 20124:05 pm
Marteeen – nice bunt, runner to 3rd…
What has happened to Fish? Is he hurt? Have we already hown him back?
March 22nd, 20124:06 pm
TIE GAME on wild pitch!!!
VJ – Gotcha. Thanks.
Murph – Parraz has alot of grit too.
March 22nd, 20124:07 pm
Parazz may not be much of a glove,but I say he makes the team with his bat and gutsy hustle.
That why Chipper has a meeting couple day ago, so he can be release of his contract for 2013 in case he change to deside to play one more yr
3-0 on Freddie…
March 22nd, 20124:08 pm
Get him on, move him over and …..well, come on in.
Durango running for FF – Constanza at bat…
March 22nd, 20124:09 pm
Juan, you are crazy if you think that’s why he had a meeting the other day. Don’t you think he told management in advance of making his announcement that 2012 is his swan song year?
Jimmy, Parraz is damn gritty. He’s clutch, he’s got grit, and he’s got a cool name. Exactly what we need.
Runner goes, Georgie grounds out to 3rd, runner at 2nd for Josh Wilson…
Fly to right – extra inning coming again…
March 22nd, 20124:10 pm
Murph – I forgot clutch.
You will be missed. It has been a pleasure watching you play all these years.
Tacos- while I do not entirely disagree on the hustle factor, today is not that day. CMON MAN!
March 22nd, 20124:11 pm
Parraz can hit pretty good I’ll admit, but he won’t make the team simply for the fact that, while a capable corner OF, he isn’t a CF no matter what FG says and when he is sent out there he looks worse than Nate McLouth.
my son cried when he got home from school today and heard that Chipper is retiring. Chipper has been a great role model for many a young ball player. My son has always loved Chipper Jones – could be one reason he is a switch hitter because even when he was young he would always have to switch hit to be Chipper Jones with the whiffle ball. The baseball academy up here does say he is a natural switch hitter. whenever they ask who his favorite ball player is it always is Chipper.
March 22nd, 20124:12 pm
Ryan Buchter pitching for the Braves…
March 22nd, 20124:14 pm
I work in my church’s childcare two Sundays a month, with 4 & 5 year olds. One of my little guys is a huge baseball fan. While his favorite team is NYY (his mom or dad one is originally from up there), he loves the Braves too. One Sunday, we were out on our playround and I asked him if he was going to be a baseball player when he grows up. Now this is an adorable blonde haired, blue-eyed little guy. He puffs up and says in a very enthusiastic voice, “I gonna be CHIPPER JONES!” Not Derek Jeter – Chipper Jones. My litle bud has his priorities right
March 22nd, 20124:15 pm
I said last night that Tyler Pastornicky was starting to look better the last 3 or 4 games and today he went out and got 4 hits. I also said I wasn’t worried about Freddie Freeman because he was a week behind everybody. Well he’s got 3 hits today including a 2-run bomb.
I think chipper is going to retire so he can have a chance to make it to the hall of fame before they change baseball to 2 part and 4 teams . Once that takes place it will be harder to make it to the world series .
2-2 count, many fouls for Brent Keyes…now 3-2…
March 22nd, 20124:16 pm
bravesgrl4life, were you able to get your ticket?
March 22nd, 20124:17 pm
Grounder to second for first out…
The Rodrigo Lopez trade coming to surface for a quick breath.
Boscan catching, and Barrett Kleinknecht at first…
March 22nd, 20124:18 pm
I’m thinking the Braves are giving Heyward these looks in CF to see if he’s a real option to play CF on a regular basis in the future. If Heyward can play CF on a regular basis it sure would open up a lot more doors for the Braves come the next off-season. The Braves wouldn’t necessary have to sign a centerfielder. Heyward has enough straight line speed to play CF but the question is will his size limit his range too much to where he would become a liability defensively in CF.
Jack – I think you are on to something there. I don’t know what it is, but it’s something.
I imagine you’re basing that on one admittedly bad misplay in CF the other day. He’s hardly the stone-hands you imply.
Durango or Constanza on a Braves’ bench already carrying Wilson doesn’t bear imagining. If Parraz can hit a little, take him north.
March 22nd, 20124:19 pm
Petersen on full count – foul ball…
Thanks for the memories Chipper. You will be missed.
And he walks…
March 22nd, 20124:21 pm
CB, I was able to get my ticket. I am so glad I got my iPhone 4s for Christmas so I can do stuff like that.
March 22nd, 20124:22 pm
Luke Montz batting – there have been several throws to first – 2-2 count…
Chipper Jones to Retire After 2012 Season | The Kevin Burke Project
March 22nd, 20124:23 pm
[...] one of the most productive Braves in the franchise’s. Today Chipper announced that this 2012 season will be his 19th and final season. The Hall of Fame will be waiting for [...]
Single in from of Constanza – 1st and 2nd, one out…each batter this inning has gone to a full count…
March 22nd, 20124:24 pm
Jason makes the catch near the warning track – no advance, 2 down…
Just a couple years late making the decision.
March 22nd, 20124:25 pm
Buchter pitching as though he’s under The Curse Of Rodrigo Lopez.
I am not liking Buchter.
Tiffee at bat (Chris Jones up in Braves’ bullpen)…strike 1…
March 22nd, 20124:26 pm
One hopper to Buchter, inning over – to the bottom of 10 – either a win or tie…no loss today…
How is Moylan doing?
March 22nd, 20124:27 pm
Love to see the Braves win one for Chipper cry……
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