Chipper turns attention to lobbying for Bourn

Chipper Jones’ first priority after finding out he’d made the NL All-Star team Tuesday afternoon was to start making arrangements for his family to get to Kansas City. A close second was lobbying for his teammate Michael Bourn.

“The one reason I’m really glad that it happened today is that now we can all vote for Mike Bourn and get him there,” Jones said. “Mike Bourn has been our most valuable player this year. He’s jumpstarted our offense time and time again. When he came over to shake my hand to congratulate me I told him he was coming with, so we’ve got to get him there.”

Bourn was last among the five players in the Final Vote tally released on Tuesday morning, behind Jones, St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese, Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper, and Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill. Fans have until 4 p.m. Thursday to vote at www.mlb.com/vote. The results will be announced shortly thereafter.

The Braves leadoff hitter is hitting .304 with a .352 on-base percentage, 16 doubles, a career-high seven homers and 23 stolen bases. He has made one All-Star appearance with the Houston Astros in 2010 in Anaheim.

“Either way I’m prepared for it,” said Bourn. “…I’ve been able to go once, but I would love to go multiple times. At the same time you have to know that you’ve still got to play baseball. Life goes on. You can’t dwell on it.”

20 comments Add your comment

Just Saying

July 3rd, 2012
7:04 pm

Not gonna happen. Just saying.

BravesFanSince '80

July 3rd, 2012
7:07 pm

I am happy for Chipper but…..

Mike from the coast

July 3rd, 2012
7:17 pm

Watching interviews with Michael Bourn, it is obvious he is a class act. C’mon Braves fan, vote for him and vote often. (on a side note, sure hope we can sign him for the future).

kreedham

July 3rd, 2012
8:23 pm

I voted for Bourn before CJ made the all star team and have voted for him again. Go vote!

bostonbravo

July 3rd, 2012
8:41 pm

As Danny Uggla strikes out again!…we here Joe say, “I’m not worried, he’s snapped out of it before, he’ll do it again.”

How do you know this? and WHEN did he do it? PS…when did the “ALL STAR” blimp forget how to field??? Lord..I hate this guy from day 1. Even MORE than Havana Fats!!! (almost equal to FWren)

kerryb

July 3rd, 2012
8:51 pm

It’s not enough that he is killing us with his bat, now it’s his glove. Thanks again Uggly!!!

bostonbravo

July 3rd, 2012
8:52 pm

OH YEAH! 10 mins. after my comment…Dan SMUGgla…makes a little league error! costs a run.

Is he MAN enough to say…”No ASG for me…I don’t deserve it??” Let’s see …LOL

kerryb

July 3rd, 2012
8:53 pm

Ben Sheets is not going to help this team. We already have 5 #3 starters. We are just adding a 6th.

kerryb

July 3rd, 2012
8:54 pm

Make that 2 #3 starters in Hudson and Hanson and 3 #5’s

MyThoughts

July 3rd, 2012
8:57 pm

i lost alot of respect for both Bourn and Heyward when Bourn missed that play and they both covered their lauffs with thei gloves !! Reminded me of Andruw but unlike Bobby Cox fredi Gonzales lacked the balls to pull both of them

Harpie

July 3rd, 2012
9:20 pm

This team makes me want to puke!

FireFrediot!!!

July 3rd, 2012
9:32 pm

GET RID OF UGGLA & MCCANN!!!!! GET RID OF UGGLA & MCCANN!!! GET RID OF UGGLA & MCCANN!!!

TW Braves Fan

July 3rd, 2012
10:22 pm

Vote for Bourn!!!

JoshTown

July 3rd, 2012
10:35 pm

I’ve been voting non stop for Chipper these last couple days, but with #10 in, I’ve switched over to Bourn. Hope he makes it, he’s been killing it.

Brandon

July 3rd, 2012
10:44 pm

lets all vote!!!

Daniel

July 3rd, 2012
10:46 pm

Bourne and Prado deserve to be at the All Star Game before CJ. It’s a little selfish, especially when you think of all the votes that the CJ fans used toward a walking cripple that could’ve gone to a way more deserving Bourne. But it was the same thing last year when he was determined to go even though he could barely walk and only stayed home because he had to have surgery. It’s too bad that his priority is the ASG and not being ready for the long stretch. I wouldn’t have any problem with him going if he was playing 90% of the games but every time he runs everyone holds their breaths. Of course he knew from the beginning of the season that his body was in bad shape and he could’ve saved the Braves $13 million but he wanted the victory lap. Looking forward to next season when the Braves can use it towards a full time player.

Pal Joey

July 3rd, 2012
11:12 pm

Aw. get off Chipper’s back. This is his last year and he is nearing the record of most hits for a third baseman. He’ll be gone next year, so who will you gripe about then? If you want to moan and groan, look no further than McCann and Uggla. They seem to be racing to the bottom to see which can drop below the Mendoza line first. I don’t know what is wrong with McCann, but Uggla is matching his miserable play the first half of last year. Not good.

bucky oneil

July 3rd, 2012
11:28 pm

Puke all you want Harpie.

tjhook

July 3rd, 2012
11:31 pm

Congrats to Chipper. Would love to see Bourn get in and hopefully my favorite Brave Martin Prado will get some All-Star love.

bucky oneil

July 3rd, 2012
11:33 pm

Nay saying, faithless so called fans make me want to puke.

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