Chipper to be back in lineup for his bobblehead day

Chipper Jones got a scheduled day off Wednesday but will return to the lineup Thursday, when the first 20,000 fans at Turner Field will receive a Chipper Jones bobblehead doll. Not that his manager planned it that way on purpose. “I’m more worried about who’s lefty righty, than whose bobblehead day (it is),” Gonzalez said.

After a setback with his injured right pinkie finger, Jack Wilson plans to get a cortisone shot on Sunday in the hopes that he’ll be ready to return when the rosters expand on Sept. 1. After giving the shot three days to take effect and a few more days to work back into action, Wilson would resume a minor league rehabilitation assignment in Triple-A Gwinnett.

“I’m going for my first career September call-up,” the 12-year veteran shortstop joked.

Wilson would give the Braves more depth at shortstop with Paul Janish playing every day and Andrelton Simmons gearing up for a September return coming off his broken hand.

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VP

August 15th, 2012
8:00 pm

Wish i was back in Atlanta for the bobblehead day. I will gladly takes someone’s off their hands.

JSS

August 15th, 2012
8:24 pm

Some many opportunities, nah it is too easy…

TexanBrave

August 15th, 2012
8:38 pm

Not sure what the attendance will be tomorrow at the TED but if anything like Houston with the Biggio Bobbleheads…….gonna be a lot of little Braves fan with tears in their eyes when they run out of the supposed 20k B-Heads…………….you heard it here 1st….

LaBrenda Chenile Watson

August 15th, 2012
8:38 pm

Does it mattuh who is lefty-righty with a switch hitter like Chipper? Does Fredi know Chipper hits from both sides?

milt famey

August 15th, 2012
9:04 pm

LaBrenda, I think Fredi was referring to his replacement–Juan Francisco, who almost went yard in his first AB against. the RHP. CJ is no longer an everyday guy.

Waffle House or Bust

August 15th, 2012
9:53 pm

Chipper to be back in lineup for his bobblehead day but MIA when team needs him fighting for a playoff spot. Poor hurt back eh Chipper?

#SOFT

lee maye

August 15th, 2012
10:40 pm

Francisco is raking, with 2 doubles, one a rocket off the wall. Hitting over .290 as a starter. Francisco may very well have a breakout year next year, given the chance as a starter, 25 HR’s, 80 RBI’s and about a .275 average could be expected.

Some on here were wanting him released. He is a keeper with limited range but a gun for an arm. Arm 2nd only to Simmons on the infield for the Braves. Braves don’t need a 3B for next year. Francisco is the man. Trade Uggla and put Prado at 2B. Then, go sign Bourn and a speedy LF as in one of the Uptons.

If Wren is smart, he has the money to make the Braves big winners for the next 5-10 years. Can’t afford anymore bad decisions like KK, Lowe, and Uggla though. Those have been big losses.

Rick Mahler

August 15th, 2012
10:41 pm

Fredi usually irratates me, but him resting Chipper has got him almost into September. When we need him most

ChipperisGod

August 15th, 2012
11:45 pm

Fredi should be worrying about individual statistics of individual players versus individual pitchers, not lefty righty match ups. That should not dictate everything. Some righties hit well off other righties for example. Sure the lefty righty thing is right sometimes, but not always.

Individual statistics matter a hell of a lot more than just saying who is lefty and who is righty.

ChipperisGod

August 15th, 2012
11:45 pm

Even though I know we struggle against left handed pitching.

TexasRose

August 16th, 2012
2:21 am

those wanting CJ bobbleheads who can’t get to the game should take a peek on ebay soon after as well as craigslist…

Tami

August 16th, 2012
8:10 am

@ VP: Don’t worry. SOMEONE will put theirs up for sale on eBay. I, on the other hand, would never give up my Chipper bobblehead IF I could actually afford to go to tonight’s game. LOL

RaleighDawg

August 16th, 2012
10:11 am

How will we be able to tell the bobblehead Chipper from the real Chipper in the field ?

luvthosedawgs68

August 16th, 2012
3:45 pm

There are several different things that Fredi has to think about when it comes to giving Chipper the day off. First, playing him three to four games in a row then giving him the day off has worked really well the last couple months. Take into consideration, Francisco being a lefty hitter, there aren’t many lefty pitchers that Fredi would want him to hit against. As long as Chipper continues to hit well in this day off scheme, I believe it’ll continue until the playoffs.

Janet Seats

August 16th, 2012
4:20 pm

I wish I knew who was going who would not care if they had a bobble head or not. I want to purchase one but not available on the website shopping, I emailed but still not available yet. If you know someone that would get me one let me know how I can contact them.

Random

August 17th, 2012
8:37 am

ChipperisGod (August 15th, 2012 11:45 pm): “Fredi should be worrying about individual statistics of individual players versus individual pitchers, not lefty righty match ups. That should not dictate everything. Some righties hit well off other righties for example. Sure the lefty righty thing is right sometimes, but not always.

“Individual statistics matter a hell of a lot more than just saying who is lefty and who is righty.”

Maybe so, but you rarely have a large enough sample size of individual match-ups to allow you to raw any valid conclusions.

PS: @Waffle House or Bust (August 15th, 2012 9:53 pm):

“Effuse.”

Random

August 17th, 2012
8:39 am

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