What All-Stars are saying about Chipper

KANSAS CITY – Braves third baseman Chipper Jones is on his eighth All-Star team in his 19th season in the majors. Here’s what some All-Stars had to say about him the past two days in Kansas City, where the Midsummer Classic will be played Tuesday night.

Jones, 40, has never played a game in Kaufmann Stadium, which would be the 45th ballpark he’s played in during his major league career. He has announced he’s retiring after the season.

GEORGE BRETT, former Royals third baseman, Hall of Famer: “I’m excited to see him. I’ve seen him in spring training. He’s never played in Kansas City. I think the Kansas City people are going to give him a thunderous ovation…. Unbelievable [career]. Hall of Famer. I’ll see him in Cooperstown in five years.”

DAVID FREESE, Cardinals All-Star third baseman: “Chipper’s the man – in bold, all caps, Chipper’s the man. Growing up, watching the Braves on TBS… You get in the back of the bus [coming to All-Star media day] and there’s Chipper in the back, ‘Hey Freese, what up?’ Come on. No way that’s happening…. When the [candidates for the] Final Vote came out and there was five of us and I was part of that, there was a big piece of me that, I wanted to be here absolutely, but the fact that Chipper’s here, that’s cool. He deserves to be here. He’s played in this league for what, 20 years? You look at him now [glances over to Jones across room], he wants to be here. He’s got his boys in the back of the bus with him today. The fact that he gets to be here and I’m a part of this, that’s cool.”

MATT HARRISON, Rangers All-Star pitcher: “He was pretty much the face of the franchise when I was going through the minor leagues with [the Braves]. He’s a great guy and has always been a standup, class-act guy. It was an honor to be around him for the little time I was and to see how he goes about his business. He’s been there almost 20 years. It’s just unbelievable, to be there that long with one team.”

CHRIS SALE, White Sox All-Star pitcher: “Some of these guys in this room are guys [who were in] video games. It’s a fun experience to come in and play on the same field as some of them. Chipper is one of them. I remember being 11-12 years old and he attended one of the baseball camps I was at [in Florida] and I got to take a picture with him and now I’m playing against him. It’s a little crazy to think about. I still got the picture: braces in my mouth, about this tall [4 feet].”

ADAM DUNN, White Sox All-Star first baseman: “He’s been one of my favorites for a long time. It’s obviously a Hall of Fame career and I’m just glad he’s going out like he wants to go out, and glad he’s here. He deserves to be here. I look forward to seeing the big ovation he gets…. The guy could have retired, but he loves the game. [Derek] Jeter, same way. People are all over them when they get older, this and that. He could have gone home, but he loves the game. He loves playing baseball. How are you going to fault a guy for that?”

RAFAEL FURCAL, Cardinals All-Star shortstop: “I’m so excited to be here with Chipper’s in his last time here. I learned a lot from him in the years I spent in Atlanta. He’s one of the best switch-hitters in the game. Great teammate, great player, great hitter. Everything.”

COLE HAMELS, Phillies All-Star pitcher: “I think it’s pretty cool for him to be here, especially with him retiring this year. It’s an honor. I was there for Barry Bonds’ last All-Star game, now Chipper Jones. Two of the guys I grew up watching play the game, and they played it so well…. He’s a switch-hitter and he does it so well from both sides. That right there says a lot about a person. He’s not a flashy type guy. That’s something I really like. He just goes out and plays baseball. That’s ultimately what you can show kids.”

BRYCE HARPER, Nationals All-Star outfielder: “I had Vegas on my mind for about four days before this, but being able to come here for Chipper’s last game is going to be amazing. To be able to tell my kids that I saw Chipper for the last time? It’s just going to be fun to see all the different players and all the fans. Just everything that’s going to happen these next two days it’s going to be a blast.

Here’s video of New York Yankees short stop Derek Jeter talking about Jones




106 comments Add your comment

count_schemula

July 9th, 2012
6:41 pm

Max

July 9th, 2012
6:46 pm

How it possible that he’s never played in KC? interleague play?

David O'Brien

July 9th, 2012
6:47 pm

How it possible that he’s never played in KC? interleague play?

The Braves have never played in Kansas City, in all the years of interleague play. Only place they haven’t played.

Steve

July 9th, 2012
6:51 pm

The Braves have never played an interleague series in KC Max. it’s the only AL stadium they have never played in. it is just a quirk of the schedule I guess

tom

July 9th, 2012
6:52 pm

I believe the braves did play the royals one series in atlanta?

Steve

July 9th, 2012
6:52 pm

story of my life a day late and a dollar short. happy for Chipper I hope he gets the round of applause he deserves

Weaseal

July 9th, 2012
6:53 pm

Fiesty ole’ Mad Max -they been talking about that 1st trip to KC since last Thurday -Hope all the Braves All Stars SHINE !

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Kris

July 9th, 2012
6:59 pm

Chipper should have more than one ring, the only blemish..

JC Boscan III

July 9th, 2012
6:59 pm

Great quotes from a variety of players. Of course, it’s only a matter of minutes before one of our self-appointed baseball geniuses post some vitriol against Chipper (even if they don’t know what vitriol is….)…! It would be great to see Chipper get a clutch hit in the game Tuesday night…..

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Tami

July 9th, 2012
7:31 pm

Wow….this season is steamrolling by so fast. I’d love for it to just slow down so we can savor Chipper’s last season. The great things in life come and go in a flash, don’t they? I’m so proud of Chipper, and so honored to have a player of his caliber on my fave MLB team for 19 years. It just makes me feel old since I was well into my 30’s when he was a rookie. WHERE in the world did the time go??!!

Had a teardrop develop while reading all the players’ tributes to Chipper. Nice article.

Nattering Nabob

July 9th, 2012
7:46 pm

What would be better would be a World Series appearance in his final season. Now that would be going out on a high note.

Obama

July 9th, 2012
7:57 pm

The stimulus is working.
The economy is going in the right direction.

bravesgrl4life

July 9th, 2012
8:01 pm

Bought my Sept 28 tickets today. Section 111. No way I am going to miss the Chipper retirement ceremony.

Obama Baby Momma

July 9th, 2012
8:03 pm

Right and pigs can fly.

Geno

July 9th, 2012
8:18 pm

Super proud for Chipper. He is loyal to the game and most deserving. It is really cool to see the respect that both leagues have for him. Bombs away, Chipper!

GTSteve

July 9th, 2012
8:24 pm

Good Stuff, and yes Tom the Royals did come to ATL, father’s day weekend, the year before last, I was there Saturday night..walk off win with a bomb from Troy Glaus

StevoDeg

July 9th, 2012
8:47 pm

Gonna miss Chipper. Awesome to see all of the respect he’s getting around the game, and I can’t wait to see him introduced tomorrow in the All Star Game. Gonna be one loud ovation.

Sidenote: anyone else confused by Harper saying he had Vegas on his mind? He’s 19. What was he going to do?

ben

July 9th, 2012
8:54 pm

@stevodog

thats a clown question, bro.

RaleighDawg

July 9th, 2012
8:55 pm

I hope Chipper’s up to playing in the game. It would be great to see him make a play on a hard hit ball instead of diving out of the way….

GTSteve

July 9th, 2012
8:58 pm

Stevo..he is from Vegas, Im sure he was thinking of going home for a few days

Mark (another one)

July 9th, 2012
9:06 pm

Stevodog: His family’s in Vegas.

It is fitting that Chipper is an All Star. I don’t get to attend many games at Turner Field, but we have our tickets for the last day of the year. My wish is that he continues to play hard, contribute and gets another ring. Go Chipper!

NRBQ

July 9th, 2012
9:07 pm

Raleigh –

It would be great to see take a right cross from Chipper. Bet you’d dive out of the way.

NRBQ

July 9th, 2012
9:07 pm

see “you” take

Road Dawg

July 9th, 2012
9:10 pm

@RaleighDawg How about you go sit on a cactus and spin? What a douchey, unfunny, troll comment…

Salt life

July 9th, 2012
9:17 pm

Dob……Sir……would you tell me three of your favorite places to eat in San Fran? Thank you

JBC

July 9th, 2012
9:19 pm

If Bryce Harper had Vegas on his mind, why was he so offended when that reporter asked him if he was going to have a celebratory drink a little while ago?

If that was a “clown question”, then it was appropriate b/c Bryce is a clown.

ron

July 9th, 2012
9:30 pm

I can’t see Chipper Jones as a 1st ballot HOF.People compare him to the greatest switch hitters ever playing the game Mickey Mantle and Eddie Murray. Mantle & Murray are well into the 500’s in homers,with Murray passed the 3000 hit plateau and the numerous world series rings Mantle has,I believe he may have a triple crown also. Jones is such a distant third his credentials won’t warrant a 1st ballot.

Kevin

July 9th, 2012
9:33 pm

Raleigh I’ve watched Chipper play his entire career, infield and outfield. Never seen him not try to make plays. He’s not my favorite and never has been, but seems to me he’s always given his best effort when on the field.

Kevin

July 9th, 2012
9:36 pm

Ron, I think you’re under-appreciating Chipper’s ability and performance over the long haul. Lou Gehrig didn’t hit 500 HR’s either but I guarantee you there was never a better first baseman. Period. As I said in a previous comment, Chipper has never been my favorite, but I’m sure glad he’s always been a Brave. If his body hadn’t let him down in his 30’s, he’d be approaching 600 HR’s. He won a batting title at age what, 37??

kangaroo Court

July 9th, 2012
9:47 pm

Glad Chipper got in, but I wish Prado was also, in KC.

RaleighDawg

July 9th, 2012
9:58 pm

gotta go, my husband wants his dinner.

wtf

July 9th, 2012
10:00 pm

Ron, no Mantle was not a triple crown winner, he was just getting drunk on triple shots of crown.

Tommy

July 9th, 2012
10:01 pm

Ron, the fact you are only looking at homeruns as a indicator of hall of fame worthiness tells all I need to know about you. Only switch hitter in history with a career BA over .300, OBP over .400, career slugging over .530, 460 homeruns, and is about to have the most extra base hits EVER for a switch hitter. More than Murray, more than Mantle, more than Pete Freakin Rose. He’s won an MVP, a batting title, and a World Series. Aside from being a switch hitter, he is one of the best ever third basemen behind Mike Schmidt and maybe Brooks Robinson. Ron, you sir do not know what you are talking about.

Desibrave

July 9th, 2012
10:02 pm

I wish Dan Uggla would have nominated Prado in his place. Dan should go back to the batting cage and see whats wrong with his swing instead of wasting his time at the all star game.

Go Vols

July 9th, 2012
10:03 pm

We should all celebrate what Chipper has given us. For those of us fortunate to experience the Braves for some time, we’ve had Hammerin’ Hank, Knucksie, Dale Murphy, Mad Dog, Glavine, Smoltzie and now Chipper. Who’s next?

dawgdmd

July 9th, 2012
10:05 pm

My first wife and I named our weimaraner puppy Chipper. 1995. Atlanta Braves Allstar. Of all our subsequent weims, Chip was the only one with a white star on his chest. Enjoyed your playing for my hometown Braves that I had no choice in watching growing up because we got 4 channels including Ted’s superstation. I have enjoyed it. Take care and I hope you find a woman like I did….one you can stay married to. I don’t mean this in the bad way but my first (of two) wife saw you at Whiskey River in Macon, Ga back in the day. She came home after a girls night out (I wouldn’t be caught dead in that red neck dump) and said she saw you dancing with your wife and loving on her and singing to her…..Sigh………..couple of months later, it came out that you cheated. I was vindicated! Oh yeah, sorry……good luck with retirement from bball……….really did enjoy your play……..what?

tommykk

July 9th, 2012
10:11 pm

Derek Freese is becoming my favorite player now that Chipper is leaving…seems like a down to earth dude..and a great player

Chopdawg

July 9th, 2012
10:13 pm

Good stuff, DOB

tommykk

July 9th, 2012
10:19 pm

oops David Freese lol

RaleighDawg

July 9th, 2012
10:26 pm

A hit (Road) Dawg will (and did) holler…

JRHD

July 9th, 2012
10:36 pm

@dawgdmd – WTF dude? How about turning off the gas and taking the hose out of your mouth? Jeezus! Step off the ledge and enjoy the rest of your life.

sam

July 9th, 2012
10:43 pm

Bryce Harper ? he isn’t even the best rookie – why is he an “all star”

Salt life

July 9th, 2012
10:47 pm

This can’t be the main blog……..see no regulars here…….BAS……your three favorite places to eat in San Fran?

JoshTown

July 9th, 2012
10:52 pm

Great quotes from those guys. Loving it.

Truthsayer

July 10th, 2012
12:05 am

If they retired John Smoltz number with the thin and shallow numbers he had,

they sould retire THIRD BASE as well as 10 when Chipper quits.

Fats

July 10th, 2012
12:11 am

Hope Bones does not get hurt at the all star game. We need him to lead the young guns in the 2nd half. It is do or die for Bones to lead one more time.

Arizona Braves Fan

July 10th, 2012
12:24 am

Chipper Jones. The Met killer. I loved it SOOOO very much when all those Met fans would yell his formal name over and over ad nauseum. What would he do about it? He wouldn’t say a word and just beat their brains in with clutch hit after clutch hit after clutch hit.

This Brave fan graciously would like to say — Thank you Chipper!!!!!!!!!

michael b.

July 10th, 2012
1:04 am

royals have played in atl 2 different series. have the braves ever played in detriot?

brave boy

July 10th, 2012
2:14 am

Been a long time since Chipper got called outby AJC for snarlin that Hooters girl. Great career ,Chipper!

SouthGABrave

July 10th, 2012
2:29 am

KC is pretty much one of ATL’s farm teams. That’s why we’ve never been there. It’s like going to Richmond or Gwinnett.

wliiy g hate liberty media,i

July 10th, 2012
5:09 am

brice said he will cherish the two days with chipper eho he will never see again ithink it will be atlanta. bs washington in the nlcs so brice you will see chipper a whole lot more.

Dawg-Hatin' Jacket

July 10th, 2012
6:19 am

David Freese hit the nail on the head…Chipper is definitely THE MAN. Congrats Chipper, enjoy the moment.

scott brantley

July 10th, 2012
6:51 am

Of all the Braves games I’ve been to, I’ve yet to attend one in which Chipper homered from the left side of the plate. Saw him go deep in ‘01 at Turner Field against Dennis Cook. Also saw him take Orosco deep into the left field bull pen at Dodger Stadium.

cloudodust

July 10th, 2012
7:08 am

Respect from your peers is the best testimony money can’t buy in the wide world of sports. Any Braves fan that doesn’t tune in tonite best have a good excuse, like helping the wife do laundry or painting her nails or dinner with the In-Laws. Let us move on with a quote from Cubs mgr, Dave Sveum on Chipper Jones : “I don’t think that swing is ready to retire.”

ManOfTeal

July 10th, 2012
7:09 am

I’m boycotting the All Star Game this year. There are no Marlins players represented.

BartBuzz

July 10th, 2012
7:59 am

I wish Cole Hamels had not used Barry Bonds and Chipper Jones in the same sentence. No comparison when it comes to integrity of the game.

Dr. Don

July 10th, 2012
8:05 am

So Matt Harrison (quoted in the article) also made the All-Star team. Is there anyone we gave up in that trade to get Mark Texiera who hasn’t made it as an all-star? Has there EVER been a worse trade in baseball?

Mikey

July 10th, 2012
8:20 am

What a great tribute by your all-star peers to be respected as one of the “best” ever at his position and one of the best switch hitters of all time. We true baseball fans in ATL appreciate everything you did over 18 years in leading the Braves into top tier winning organization!

HRPufnstuf

July 10th, 2012
9:35 am

When is the all star game? Is Chipper hurt yet?

O'flarity's water bottle

July 10th, 2012
10:03 am

ron

July 9th, 2012
9:30 pm

RON, chipper is third in that catagory. Switch hitters that are great are not an every day thing. Face the facts.

Ken Stallings

July 10th, 2012
10:07 am

Take a look at where Chipper ranks in offensive categories for third base and for a switch hitter. After looking over that list, the reason why he will be elected to the HoF on the first ballot becomes clear. The fact that he was one of the very few elite players never to be linked to PED’s is the second reason, and as more elite players from the PED era are blacklisted, it means the few elite players who did not use PED’s will receive extra credit from the BBWAA voters — and justly so!

O'flarity's water bottle

July 10th, 2012
10:15 am

@ kevin, plus if you factor in chipper blowing out his knee and missing a year, he could be closer to the 500HR mark.

contrarian

July 10th, 2012
10:38 am

Dr. Don, that Len Barker debacle was still worse.

Chris Brown B. Acworth

July 10th, 2012
10:42 am

Once Chipper is gone, I may become a fan. Never quite like the guy. We pampered him in the ATL too much. Hopefully, The manager will put McCain at 3rd, with Freeman at the other corner, and Heyward in right should have the Braves scaring people for years to come. And how did I forgot that young stud at SS.

ohhhhYEAH

July 10th, 2012
10:46 am

@ “Truth”…..

Uh….shallow numbers from Smoltz? Which shallow numbers would you be referring to? The fact that he is the only pitcher with 200+ wins and 150+ saves (213 and 155, respectively)? Or might you be talking about the 3,084 strikeouts or the career 3.33 ERA? Might you have been confusing Smoltz with Charlie Leibrandt or something?

ohhhhYEAH

July 10th, 2012
10:47 am

Oh darn, I left out the 14 playoff wins and the World series ring. but I’m sure you get the gist of my message

ohhhhYEAH

July 10th, 2012
10:50 am

@Chris Brown

I hate to tell you, but “McCann” is about half as mobile as Chipper, and thats saying something. Then we would have a third baseman with almost literally no range, and his glove behind the plate, his natural position, has never been good. And you want to put him in the hot corner? I think maybe you should re-evaluate that for a minute. I love McCann, but a defensive specialist or gold glover he will never be

ATL-Canuck

July 10th, 2012
11:21 am

Figures he’s loved so much here in the good ol’ South ………. big mouth, ignorant wife beater is what he is. Put him in a situation where he’s not worshipped and see how he behaves – BTW – what are other athletes supposed to say when asked by the local navel gazing newspaper how they feel about the local hero…DUH!!!

Fats

July 10th, 2012
11:30 am

Ask All Star Cal Ripken what he thinks of Bones Jones sitting out every other game.

Mikey

July 10th, 2012
11:31 am

ATL-C….Yea, and Mickey Mantle was a “model citizen” in NY and idolized. Get real!

Mikey

July 10th, 2012
11:34 am

Cal says……”Sweatest swing I’ve ever seen”….. “I wish I had his stats”

Dennis

July 10th, 2012
11:43 am

Don’t recall any information about Chipper being a wife beater. Might be confusing him with the accusations against Cox. His adultery is well documented and no media in Atlanta or nationally has shied from reporting it. All humans are weak vessels and we don’t have to condone his off field activities, but we can recognize his value as a player. At the age of 64 I no longer feel the need to castigate the failings of others. I have enough of my own. Chipper will be in the HOF with his failings just as Ruth, Mantle and Cobb. Those three all had their share of human failings as well.

HAL

July 10th, 2012
11:53 am

as to the cpoomment about the tex trade that was only one of the two worst trades scherholtz made seee david cone for the unforgetable ed hearn sorry saabout the 9(sp) of this blogs fav exec but im sure sone blog expert sarcasm will point out it was wren …somewhat about like blaming roger for all the braves injury probs hmmm why do i bother

BrandonLee49

July 10th, 2012
12:33 pm

On with The Game, already !

Braves/Heat 2012 Champs

July 10th, 2012
12:45 pm

Isn’t Bryce Harper too young for Vegas?

No More Fredi

July 10th, 2012
12:47 pm

Harper is such a bro. “I had vegas on my mind” is such a bro thing to say. Punk A**! He does not even deserve to be there. In the words of Flava Flav – DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE!

Zebber The Commish

July 10th, 2012
12:54 pm

I want to say Chipper is the greatest 3rd baseman. He is without a doubt a first ballot Hall of Famer no doubt about it. He is a true cornerstone of the Braves, Major League Baseball, the state of Georgia and society in general. I only wish I had the opportunity to shake his hand and say we love Chip. I can only hope that the chant “One more year” will be heard loud and he will consider helping the Braves to another great season.

Bob Horner's Blonde Mullet

July 10th, 2012
1:13 pm

Not to mention all of the times he deferred money on his contract, took less, moved things around… just so the team could go sign the Madduxes and Sheffields of the world. He wanted to win, and he never wanted to play anywhere else. That alone epitomizes a team player. He was one of the greatest Braves to ever wear the uniform.

bfred

July 10th, 2012
1:14 pm

His extra-marital activities occurred when he was much younger (what, 15 years ago at this point?) and he owned up to them. Cost him his marriage and he acknowledged and took care of the child. If that’s the first thing that comes to mind when talking about Chipper then you need to wake up and step into the 2000s. For more than a decade he has been a model citizen and teammate, constantly played hurt (if he’d been using PEDs those injuries would have healed much faster, evidence to me that he’s clean), restructured his contract to give the team room to sign better players and been one of the all-around best players in baseball. He’s also the last link to the ‘95 World Series team, adding an extra bit of meloncholy to his retirement. What on earth do people have to complain about here? Listen to what other players have to say about him. If that’s not enough, I suppose nothing every will be.

Jimmy Crack

July 10th, 2012
1:38 pm

Mark's for the Braves

July 10th, 2012
1:55 pm

Looking forward to seeing Chipper and the other Braves tonight in AS game. Wish Chipper, Uggla or Bourn could have the key hit the way Brian did last year–especially if that key hit gave us home field advantage in the WS!

Vegas Vegas Vegas Vegas Vegas

July 10th, 2012
2:56 pm

Attention all morons jumping on Bryce “I am better than any player the Braves currently have and all 29 other teams wish I was playing for them” Harper about saying the word “Vegas” – he is from Las Vegas.

His family lives in Las Vegas.

He is not old enough to drink or gamble, nor does his religion allow it.

He is actually from Las Vegas, unlike those of you comfortably living in white suburban ignorance in places like Smyrna or Acworth or Flowery Branch that all claim to be from “Atlanta”.

dnn

July 10th, 2012
3:44 pm

Enter your comments here

PMC

July 10th, 2012
3:44 pm

This is pretty cool. It’s an odd thing to see a guy who played his entire career in this city be so well regarded.

I only have really Cal Ripkin Jr’s last ASG to compare it too. Rare that we have a guy in this city who is an all time great.

dnn

July 10th, 2012
3:46 pm

Larry Chipper Jones..ATL Braves Legend No Doubt

No More Fredi

July 10th, 2012
4:49 pm

Is it true Chipper will have Hooter girls in his truck during the all star parade?

Serbok

July 10th, 2012
4:49 pm

Chipper haters? To you I say : If U see kay! you!

FIRE FREDI

July 10th, 2012
5:03 pm

boom goes the fbomb

Atlanta Native

July 10th, 2012
5:09 pm

Man where has the time gone; I remember when Chipper first came up and now here it is 20 years later…wow!

Big Al

July 10th, 2012
5:29 pm

No real surprise that Atlanta fans would want Chipper in the HOF. Personally, I have always thought the Chipper was a little over-rated and the Braves a little lame.

Nickuru

July 10th, 2012
5:37 pm

Chipper Joes is a Hall of Fame star. Defensively he is not as good as Mike Schmidt, (Phillies) or Graig Nettles (Yankees). But he is good enough if not better than Wade Boggs and George Brett, who not being as good as the frst guys were pretty decent in the field, and others who have made the HOF. The guy is a great team member, someone you want in your lockeroom.

buttermaker

July 10th, 2012
5:40 pm

great reading…thanks

tim

July 10th, 2012
5:42 pm

Maybe you should ask what his ex wives are saying about him.

I”m sure it’s not pretty.

Fastball

July 10th, 2012
5:50 pm

My comments: Turn Chipper into a player/manager. Trade for Clayton Richard from the Padres. Try looking at pitchers arms before they throw the ball away and give up home runs. Trade Bourn for Posey. …hell trade McCann and Bourn for Posey. Get Gordon from KC. I’m just getting started. Cool uh.

DetroitBraves

July 10th, 2012
6:49 pm

Michael B., Braves did play in Detroit. Probably around 2005ish or so. Went. Rained cats and dogs the game I was at but Chipper did homer in the game. Long one that cleared the bullpen in left center and went into the bleachers.

JK

July 10th, 2012
7:16 pm

yeah, some people are not supposed to get married. it’s not for everyone.

man and dog

July 10th, 2012
7:34 pm

Chipper has always been a question mark to me. I would have like liked to see how his carrer would have turned out without all the injuries. A lot of people say he was a lazy player. A lot of people also said the same thing about Henry Aaron. When this guy was on, no doubt, one of the best.

Bug On A Rug

July 10th, 2012
7:59 pm

Someone made a comment that they found it hard to believe that Chipper has only one series ring; echo that same statement. With Maddox,Glavine and Smoltz, the Braves should have won at least two more World Series.I believe this is were the Braves organization went wrong, they let David Justice go. He was a leader and every team needs a leader. He bitch slapped the Atlanta fans before the sixth game of the World Series and what did the fans do:they filled the stadium to capacity for the title game. His homerun and Glavine’s pitching won the game. Every team needs a leader and more importantly every team needs a money player when the stakes are high. Every team he played for he produced in the playoffs. Chipper would have had two or three rings if the Braves had not turned their backs on Justice.Like to know what anyone else thinks.

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