Chipper discusses play-in game — ‘It’s stupid’ — and Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA – Chipper Jones sat at his locker stall, wearing his customary four pairs of sliding shorts, a can of Skoal on his left thigh, stuffed between layers of stretch fabric. He was surrounded by more than a dozen reporters in a scene that’s become familiar the first day into each city on the Chipper Farewell Tour.

Chipper, a Philadelphia writer asked, since you’re playing so well this year, having any second thoughts about retiring?

“Did you see me walk in here?” Jones said, smiling. It was a reference to the gingerly walk he’d made across the clubhouse minutes before. “I’m in a lot of pain today, and it’s time. I’m happy that I’ve played well and I’m happy that I’ve produced, but it’s time to go. So the answer to your question is no.”

Of course, he hopes it’s not quite time. The retiring third baseman wants to play baseball for about six more weeks, right up through the World Series, if the Braves can get into the postseason and win a couple of series after they get there.

First, though, they will likely have to win a one-game playoff against the other wild card team in the National League. A second wild card was added to the postseason in each league beginning this year, and the two wild card teams will play a do-or-die game Oct. 5 to determine which advances to a best-of-five division series against the NL division winner with the best record.

This new format is not something that old “Battle Axe” – Chipper’s nickname among teammates – is sold on.

“I think it’s stupid, to be honest with you,” he said. “But Major Lague Baseball wants a bunch of teams in the playoffs. There’s nothing like cut-throat baseball for the fans. And people love that 163rd regular-season game. They’ve loved it in the past. I’m sure that’s probably what’s promoted a second wild-card team. I wish they would’ve done it a year earlier so we would have had a chance last year. But it is what it is.”

The Braves blew an 8-1/2-game wild-card lead last September and were overtaken by St. Louis on the final day of the season. The Cardinals won the wild card and went on to win the World Series.

This year the Braves have are back in the driver’s seat in the wild-card race, entering Friday with a six-game lead over St. Louis and 12 games to play. And with two NL wild card spots available now, the Braves had an 8-1/2-game lead over the third-place wild-card team before Friday and could clinch a spot as soon as this weekend.

It’s not ideal. They would much prefer to win the division and avoid the wild card “play-in” game. But the Washington Nationals had a 5-1/2 game lead over the second-place Braves in the NL East before Friday, making that scenario improbable.

“You say to yourself, we could possibly have the second- or third-best record in the National League when the season’s over and we have to play a one-game playoff just to get in,” Jones said. “That doesn’t seem fair because anything can happen [in one game]. Now if you were to say the two wild-card teams will play a best two-out-of-three [series], I’d be OK with that. We play three-game series all the time, and we concentrate on winning those series all the time. I think it’s more fair from a standpoint that anything can happen in one game – a blown call by an umpire, a bad day at the office … at least in a two-of-three-game series you have some sort of leeway.”

But as he said, it is what it is. And this weekend the Braves will focus on three games against a Philadelphia team that’s playing much better ball than it did for most of the season. The Phillies kept alive their faint wild-card hopes by going 15-5 in their past 20 games before Friday, including 7-0 with a 2.29 ERA in seven home games, but still trailed St. Louis by 3-1/2 games and also had the Brewers and Dodgers between them and the Cardinals.

The Phillies paid tribute to Jones before Friday’s game, and Philadelphia veterans Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins presented him with a painting of Jones swinging a bat. The crowd was uncharacteristically respectful and many gave him a standing ovation.

Jones has had some of his more unforgettable moments playing against the Phillies over the years, many of them at old Veterans Stadium before the Phillies moved to Citizens Bank Park. He won’t forget the games – or some of the leather-lunged ballpark denizens in Philadelphia.

“I’ve got a lot of respect for [the Phillies],” he said. “These guys have done it as well as anybody for the last five or six years. Even before the last five or six years. My first taste of big-league ballgames were — I was in the dugout in ’93 when they beat us. The [Curt] Schillings and the [Terry] Muhollands, Dutch [Darren Daulton], [Lenny] Dykstra and all those guys. Lot of good baseball has been played here in Philly.”

Asked if any particular moments stood out, Jones thought for a moment.

“Mitch Williams striking out Bill Pecota [for the final out of the 1993 NL Championship Series],” he said. “I can remember all the fans outside the stadium almost tipped our bus over. That was a little intro into what Philly fans were all about. So that was fun. Whew, man. So many of them. I think we actually played the first professional game after 9/11 here in Philly. I remember hitting a home run off of Robert Person in my first at-bat after that, in the first inning.

“And I just cherish and savor all my ABs against Doc [Roy Halladay] and Cole [Hamels] and Cliff [Lee]. Schilling back in the day. That’s how you make a name for yourself, is going out and putting up good ABs against guys like that. They’re the best in the business, and they have not made it easy for us in the past.”

Jones entered Friday with a .332 career average against Philadelphia and a career-best 70 doubles, 49 homers and 151 RBIs in 243 games. His .442 OBP and .599 slugging percentage against the Phillies were his highs against any NL opponent, and the homers matched his total against the Mets as his high against any team.

71 comments Add your comment

Fredi Gonzalez

September 21st, 2012
7:17 pm

Gotta tip your cap to Chipper

CSP

September 21st, 2012
7:18 pm

Thanks for the memories Chipper…

Delbert D.

September 21st, 2012
7:21 pm

The 1-game qualifier for the playoffs is a travesty. If MLB can’t decide based on the results of 162 games, just flip a freaking coin.

ChipperisGod

September 21st, 2012
7:34 pm

I agree with Battle Axe here. I don’t think there should be one, and further more something I’ve thought about for years is that the team with the best record should get home field advantage regardless of division standings. It should be about how good your record is, not if you won your division. If there are additional teams other than division winners, I feel like that’s how it should be done.

Also, Uggla is a horrid baserunner. He’s been making bad decisions on the base paths all season. I know he’s trying his best, but he breaks for home plate on a tapper to the pitcher???? Run opportunity wasted. Even if Hanson does nothing at that point, and you don’t score, it’s still bad base running.

ChipperisGod

September 21st, 2012
7:35 pm

Although that was a sweet double he had. Been hitting so much better recently.

Dum-Bass

September 21st, 2012
7:38 pm

If Chipper says “It’s stupid”, IT’S STUPID!

JoeBravesFan

September 21st, 2012
8:06 pm

I think divisions need to go away entirely. The 4 teams with the best records in each league goes to the playoffs. The best team plays the 4th best team in the first round and the 3rd and 2nd place teams face each other, then let the chips fall where they may.

Jay Dubu

September 21st, 2012
8:10 pm

Chipper – ” I wish they would’ve done it a year earlier so we would have had a chance last year.”

You had a chance last year and you blew it in spectacular fashion. You were just what the Cards thought you were last season…chokers!!

jack

September 21st, 2012
8:10 pm

Hanson, You need to find another job. Dude, You are like a vacuum cleaner.

Phillies guy

September 21st, 2012
8:12 pm

Obviously I’m a Phillies fan …. but I had to cheer tonight for the only time in my life for Chipper Jones. We respect the noble opposition.that he has embodied over the years..

BravesfaninWis

September 21st, 2012
8:13 pm

Tommy Hanson is the biggest f’n waste of space sorry excuse for a MLB pitcher I have ever seen. That moron gives up HR after HR and constantly puts this team in the hole. In the playoffs, keep this pathetic loser as far away from the mound as possible. You put this red headed step child in a playoff game, it will show that Fredi and company are complete idiots and want to lose. If this loser is on the team next year, something is very wrong. 3 homeruns allowed in 4 innings, what a LOSER

JoeBravesFan

September 21st, 2012
8:21 pm

If this outing doesn’t prove to Wren & Company that Hanson needs to be traded, nothing will. He’s just awful…

BravesfaninWis

September 21st, 2012
8:21 pm

I seriously think that a little league player could hit off Hanson, he is that predictable, and that easy to read. This guy needs to go.

cindy braves fanatic

September 21st, 2012
8:26 pm

Tommy Hanson has to go….the only Braves pitcher I pray gets his pitch count up, so the bullpen can come in!!! If he pitches in the post season, I will be pissed….what are they thinking. I would much rather them try out Ben Sheets, and leave Tommy on the bench….if Ben doesn’t do well- sit them both…he can’t be as bad as Hanson!!!

[...] think it’s stupid, to be honest with you,” Jones said today, via David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal [...]

BravesfaninWis

September 21st, 2012
8:40 pm

Please don’t come back in this game, this loser deserves a loss. I hope this putz loses every single game he pitches for the rest of his career and gets exposed for the loser that he is.

cindy braves fanatic

September 21st, 2012
8:41 pm

I swear what is Hanson still doing out there???? He should have been bench after allowing the 3rd HR- we are in a pennant race!!

cindy braves fanatic

September 21st, 2012
8:41 pm

I swear what is Hanson still doing out there???? He should have been bench after allowing the 3rd HR- we are in a pennant race!!

cindy braves fanatic

September 21st, 2012
8:41 pm

I swear what is Hanson still doing out there???? He should have been bench after allowing the 3rd HR- we are in a pennant race!!

cindy braves fanatic

September 21st, 2012
8:41 pm

I swear what is Hanson still doing out there???? He should have been bench after allowing the 3rd HR- we are in a pennant race!!

cindy braves fanatic

September 21st, 2012
8:41 pm

I swear what is Hanson still doing out there???? He should have been bench after allowing the 3rd HR- we are in a pennant race!!

cindy braves fanatic

September 21st, 2012
8:41 pm

I swear what is Hanson still doing out there???? He should have been bench after allowing the 3rd HR- we are in a pennant race!!

cindy braves fanatic

September 21st, 2012
8:41 pm

I swear what is Hanson still doing out there???? He should have been bench after allowing the 3rd HR- we are in a pennant race!!

cindy braves fanatic

September 21st, 2012
8:41 pm

I swear what is Hanson still doing out there???? He should have been bench after allowing the 3rd HR- we are in a pennant race!!

cindy braves fanatic

September 21st, 2012
8:45 pm

I know I hate Tommy- but I didn’t mean for it to post 8 times…my smart phone isn’t very smart tonight-but it performs better than Hanson…lol

Coach (2012 Fredi's Beisbol Fandango)

September 21st, 2012
9:28 pm

Tommy tipping his pitches again tonight ay……….

Kathy

September 21st, 2012
9:38 pm

Y’all are acting like a bunch of Yankee fans!

the truth...

September 21st, 2012
10:00 pm

punks……….blogger punks

Bob the Blogger

September 21st, 2012
10:14 pm

Before 1969, 2 out of 16 teams made the playoffs. Now 10 out 30 teams make the playoffs. It may be exciting for more fans since teams are not eliminated as fast, but it is a poorer way to determine the best team in baseball. When a team wins a world championship that didn’t even win it’s division, something is inherently wrong. Every time an additional team is added to the playoffs, the regular season becomes less meaningful.

double

September 21st, 2012
11:53 pm

Errors & Excuses and lousy pitching.The efforts to improve pitching was same old effort.Bring us you maimed,lame,old we wii rehabilitate.BS

double

September 21st, 2012
11:55 pm

Errors & Excuses and lousy pitching.

Ken Stallings

September 22nd, 2012
12:03 am

There has been way too many teams to win the World Series who got in via the Wild Card to assert anything else. The simple truth is that you get into the playoffs by any method and you take your chances. All teams start even and all teams need a hot lineup and three solid starting pitchers. Throw in a great bullpen, and you’ve got all you need to win the title.

The Braves have Medlen, Hudson, and Minor (three quality starting pitchers).

The Braves have the best bullpen in baseball with the best closure and setup man in baseball.

The Braves have a lineup capable of hitting well.

The Braves also have a good defense in the outfield and the infield.

The Braves have all the pieces. They just need to get to postseason and take their chances.

Robards

September 22nd, 2012
1:16 am

The 1-game wild card is a bit ridiculous. Seems like it should be a best of 3. At the same time, they decide divisions based on 1 game and one could argue it’s sort of the same thing.

wayn-o

September 22nd, 2012
1:30 am

Of course it’s stupid, this is Selig we’re talking about.

wayn-o

September 22nd, 2012
1:36 am

want to make it interesting…
Cut the season to 150 games & let every team into the playoffs. Top teams go against worst. It’s a complete battle royale! All teams enter, only one leaves!

Bruce Bendadick

September 22nd, 2012
5:12 am

Braves will be turrible next year no Chipper no Bourn.

[...] “I think it’s stupid to be honest with you. But Major League Baseball wants a bunch of teams in the playoffs. There’s nothing like cut-throat baseball for the fans. And people love that 163rd regular season game. They’ve loved it in the past. I’n sure that’s what probably promoted a second wildcard team. I wish they would’ve done it a year earlier so we would have had a chance last year. But it is what it is,” said Jones. [...]

Buns and wieners

September 22nd, 2012
6:28 am

Hey you know what stupid dumb questions to chipper we should ask hey ..we had worse excuse’s from You like we better then Phillies and cards and who won world series..was not chipper jones he good at that ask his Just One world series rings…..Oh wait he has chokin rings for losin in 91 92……and 93 fold job to phillies we won 103 that season and what did he blame phillies played them better no we were tired lame excuse….try Bobby cox as one….and last year where was el captain at sayin we better then Phillies and they swept you ass n cards win wildcard….Hey chipper what you goin do when you get whip here oct5 cry and go shootin deer..are lie and decide come back one more time!…Funny Cinn.Reds can wrap up title saturday and we stuck watchin Braves get whip on fox today…….Maybe if atlanta would watch reds n nats and Giants n Yankees film they would win….This team will lose the wild card here and Frank Wren sayin we goin all the way be his way of sayin…….Oh well we almost did oh and remember Baltimore great rise is all due to fact Frank Wren not there either..and fact half the team has all Braves farm system we gave for losers….Braves 92-70 at end stlouis phillies 90-72 ….at end Philles win One Game wild card here before a crowd of 26,498 folks would been full but idiots could not find the stadium no matter final score Phillies 13-2……Hanson did well 3.1 8hits 7runs 6er 4bb n 2 k’s…….Bye chipper and bye freddi and wren enjoy the soup line!

lpt nation

September 22nd, 2012
7:25 am

@BUNS AND WIENERS do us a favor go back to school

Nativebird

September 22nd, 2012
8:16 am

Chipper is right…..this one game pLayoff is a farce and tragedy to baseball. Bud selig is a joke, the owners that voted for this farce is a joke. If you want more teams in the playoffs then put more teams in the playoffs….but have them play a series which is a much truer measure to determine the better team.

[...] From the Atlanta Journal Constitution: “I think it’s stupid, to be honest with you,” Jones said. “But Major Lague Baseball wants a bunch of teams in the playoffs. There’s nothing like cut-throat baseball for the fans. And people love that 163rd regular-season game. They’ve loved it in the past. I’m sure that’s probably what’s promoted a second wild-card team. I wish they would’ve done it a year earlier so we would have had a chance last year. But it is what it is.” [...]

TMann68

September 22nd, 2012
8:54 am

Some of you so called Braves fans like Buns and Wieners and BravesfaninWis need to give it up. Your post are just stupid like you are. Your not good fans. You are IDIOTS!

[...] think it’s stupid, to be honest with you,” Jones said according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “But Major Lague Baseball wants a bunch of teams in the playoffs. There’s nothing like [...]

Sugar Bear Blanks

September 22nd, 2012
9:54 am

To those saying Hanson is tipping his pitches. How?

Summer of George

September 22nd, 2012
9:55 am

true. Thought MLB banned tobacco products in team dugouts and locker rooms? Chipper had his can of Skoal apparently.

DonofAcworth

September 22nd, 2012
10:12 am

Okay, I’m going with everyone else…. it’s stupid! On Hanson… he is trying and don’t count him out because he is a gamer. It does look like the oposition is getting too good of a look at his grip when he shows everyone the ball at the top of his windup and I’m thinking he needs to re-do it in the off season…. I’m just saying…. he can change if he wants to stay around…..I want him him on the team with a more positive attitude.

Win the playoff game

September 22nd, 2012
10:58 am

I agree. A sudden death game for the wild cards is not fair. In the past, the wild card team would play a series in the 1st round. Chipper is right. Atlanta has one of the best records in baseball. Seems odd that they could play one game, lose and be totally out of the play-offs.

RBI

September 22nd, 2012
11:01 am

I thought Chipper had quit dipping Skoal. After he retires, his next big news story may be cancer. Seriously, that is not setting a good example for the youngsters.

JoeBravesFan

September 22nd, 2012
11:30 am

I agree with Bob the Blogger…if you can’t win your division, you should NOT have a shot at the World Series. I love my Braves, but the wild card is a bit ridiculous. Like I said before…divisions need to go away and just have the 4 best teams in each league go to the playoffs, no matter where they are in the country. I mean, say the 3rd best team in the NL East has a better regular season record the the NL West division winner…the 3rd best team in the NL East would MISS the playoffs, simply because they didn’t WIN their division. Just stupid!

Columbus

September 22nd, 2012
11:43 am

Tommy didnt give up but what 4 or 5 hits? But 3 were homers and one was a triple…got to stay mentallly tough and concentrate on every ptich Tommy….EVERY pitch in the Bigs….

Joey

September 22nd, 2012
11:59 am

“Of course it’s stupid, this is Selig we’re talking about.”
**********************************
You are stupid if you think Selig did this. He works for the MLB owners.

What do you wanna bet the Braves ownership voted for this too?

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Josh

September 22nd, 2012
1:05 pm

Ha I bet if records of the Braves and Cardinals were switched he wouldn’t think it was stupid!

kerryb

September 22nd, 2012
1:25 pm

The format should be changed that if the first place wildcard team wins by more than 5 games there should be no one game playoff. The second place team would be forced to play better baseball to stay within 5 games.

Keith

September 22nd, 2012
2:52 pm

#1 – I do like the 2nd wildcard spotl

#2 – I don’t like it that the 1st WC spot is penalized. They deserve at least a 3-game series.

I know it values the division more now, but I still don’t like a 1-game anything.

74bravesjersey

September 22nd, 2012
2:59 pm

Good point Josh, I was just think’n the same thing.

RoyU

September 22nd, 2012
3:26 pm

I’d be curious to recall Chipper’s published thoughts on the extra wild card team when it became official and up to the time when the Braves appeared more like they would be the 1st wild card and have to go through that one game playoff??? Is this how he has always felt or is it just “sour grapes”??? No animosity intended!!! We may have two different opinions. Dave O’brien should have the answers!!! I do not recall a great deal of negativity on anyone’s part!!!

Stumpknocker

September 22nd, 2012
8:03 pm

There’s one thing for sure this org is going to miss Chipper next year………..and consider this Naysayers, He’s one of the all time best switch-hitters to ever play the game.

Fats

September 22nd, 2012
9:25 pm

Chipper nailed it on the stupidity of this 1 game playoff play in game. Braves have a very good record ,yet the whole 162 games that would bore the Pope hasn’t proved a dm thing to anybody. This is a farce. Forget about it MLB :)

Hold on a minute

September 22nd, 2012
9:39 pm

Hanson would be the highest paid homerun derby pitcher if he retired from playing right now! He would have a better career for sure!

All jokes aside though, Hanson is 26 yrs old people! He’s 44-31 in his YOUNG career. Look, I understand that he has choked A LOT this season and that he is a homerun machine, BUT you all said Heyward was a fluke last season as well(looks like that banter didn’t last long). IF we trade him then good ridance, but if he stays then I foresee him paning out just fine throughout his career with ATL. The braves have alot of yound talent COMING and the future looks very bright. When Hanson is FULLY healthy for an entire season, he is the best 3,4, or 5 starter in baseball. Who knows, he could win the Cy Young next season, or become our ace in the postseason. Hell look at what Medlen is doing right now, and before this season he wasn’t even considered a 5th STARTER! Don’t judge this book by its cover so quickly! We need EVERYONE to make a postseason run.

If the braves want to win a World Series this year they will have to do 4 things.

1) Keep Medlen rolling! Momentum is a scary and supersticious thing, and nothing is more dangerous than reckless abandon as the under dog in the post season. AND J-Hey. I’d like to see that HR total reach 30 before we play for the postseason, and I see him completing a 180 degree turn from 2010 postseason, for this year’s post season.

2) Uggla needs to (offensively) start playing BASEBALL and quit playing backyard homerun derby. I think the power swing button is jammed or something. I love his walk total and he has improved with getting into better counts as of late, but he’s got to terrorize pitching in the postseason with oppo hitting and manufacturing runs when runners are in scoring position. IMO he should bunt more.

3) Freeman and McCann (especially McCann) need to become the leaders on offense again. Freddie has had a good season yes, but the Braves have an insanely good record when McCann and Freddie both get extra base hits. McCann is holding on by a thread right now physically, but if Freddi G. can strategically use him in the lineup more often I think that Brian will show up big in the postseason.

4) Minor and Huddy need to go into lock down mode from now on. Huddy is the vet of the staff and has ample postseason wisdom to give, and Minor has to throw his best games ever. If the Braves starting rotation can pave the way, the offense will speak for itself. Ultimately we have to limit HR’s by the opposing team.

Hold on a minute

September 22nd, 2012
9:58 pm

@ Josh…Good point, but that point is irrelevant. IT has never been done this way FOR A REASON. It is lunacy to make a justification for this format. The Braves have the BETTER RECORD and the Card’s should not be given a chance considering how far behind they are. Last year happened because they both had the same record. That was last year, and for some reason Selig fell off his rocker to allow this blemishing mark on the MLB to happen.

Why is nobody asking the question about the Elephant in the room?
That question is as follows…

Since when did we become a country that allows millionaire/ billionaire franchise owners to pursuade the MLB commision to make expansion rules for the playoffs for the sole purpose of increased revenue?

Call it what you want, but that’s exactly why it is happening in both the MLB and @ the college football level. Schools stand to make CRAZY amounts of money from the 4 team playoff format (We already have like 35 bowl games for crying out loud!). Oh and did i mention the CRAZY amounts of money that the media and corporations of this country will make too? It’s complete heresy to the true nature of both sports. The argument that it makes it more “fair” to the top teams is just complete idiocracy. That’s the same CRAP the last two presidents have fed us about Medical Care! Your just being willing ignorant if you can’t see this. They(the owners) are so eager to give up American sports traditions and values for the sake of a profit. You might say, “well wouldn’t you do the same?”. The better question is, “who is really getting rich off of who here?”. That answer is my entire point.

I thought it was bad when our own governement started writing blank checks for big failing corporations, but the pollution has seeped into American sports now as well. The system is OUT OF CONTROL and only the “OWNERS” are actually benifiting from it.

Aside from all that, Chipper Jones is the definition of a Hall of Fame player and baseball player! Truly one of the greatest to ever play the game. (and that’s something you can’t argue!)

BravesNation

September 22nd, 2012
10:21 pm

Ok, does anyone know how home field is determined in the play in game? I would hope that the first play off team (Braves) get home field and not by a stupid coin toss!

Jared

September 23rd, 2012
6:35 am

Funny, he mentions the 1st professional game after 9/11. I was at that game in the Vet and remember vividly the emotions and the scene…and seeing him hit that dinger in the 1st inning kinda helped me forget, for a moment, everything that was going on around us. Doggie pitched that game and they lost 5-3, but it was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had at a ballpark.

Carl Farvman

September 23rd, 2012
8:56 am

“I think it’s stupid, to be honest with you,” ………….Yeah, I agree…and I spent my first 32 years in St Louis. Such a strange way to make the pre Post season interesting. 1 game playoff? Gosh, what a stupid way to potentially knock out the best WC team. Anything can happen in 1 game.

Brave New World

September 23rd, 2012
9:50 am

If the Braves want to win the World Series all they must do is win more playoff games than each of the teams they face in a given playoff series – DUH!

MJ

September 23rd, 2012
10:13 am

The one game playoff is stupid. Make it 2 out of 3. No way a team like the Braves, after playing 162 games, and earning the wildcard, should have to deal with a single game to determine if they go further. As far as the Chipper bashers go – shut up. “Jay Duboo” and “Buns and Weiners” – if you hate the guy that much (and anyone who could hate a 1st ballot Hall of Famer is an idiot and knows nothing about the game by the way) then don’t watch the last few games of the season or the playoffs. And for the love of the game, stay the heck away from Turner Field. You don’t derserve to see one of the best players of all time play. Just stay away and play video games – you’ve never played the game in the first place, and no nothing about leadership, sacrifice, and committment. There will never be another CJ, and you are both far too ignorant to realize it. Fredi has done a good job this year of keeping the bullpen fresh, and getting offense from a team that is collectively hitting worse than it should be. Chipper is still the most dangerous bat – Martin has been consistent, and both Jason and Freddi have been pleasant surprises, even thought their batting averages have been below par. Bmac has really struggled, and Uggla has to be the highest paid .210 hitter the game will ever see. He should just bat 9th – especially if Huddy is on the mound. After all their issues this year, you just have to like this team. They find ways to win, and have been fun to watch. Chipper is finishing his career strong, and going out on a high note, which is fantastic for him. He gave Atlanta his best for a lot of years, and we should be thankful we had a chance to watch him play. Go Braves

bobby

September 23rd, 2012
1:02 pm

Agree with Chipper about the play in game. Of course I don’t think any team but the division champs should be in the playoffs.

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