Chipper plans to start entire homestand

Chipper Jones hasn’t started six days in a row all season, but that’s what he aims to do this week as the future Hall of Fame third baseman plays out the last regular season homestand of his career.

He tweeted his intentions on Monday, then sat down with Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez Tuesday to talk about it.

Jones has started five consecutive games multiple times this season but has always taken the sixth day to rest his surgically-repaired knees.

“Our goal is to go ahead and try to clinch and try to get in, and then play it by ear,” Gonzalez said. “He wants to play all the games at home and you can’t blame him. And if we get a chance to clinch, maybe you give him a couple at-bats every day and take him out of the game, that kind of stuff.”

The Braves are honoring Jones in a pre-game ceremony at 7 p.m. Friday night before the start of the Braves-Mets game at 7:35 p.m.

38 comments Add your comment

dang

September 25th, 2012
8:30 pm

not first had to make up a name

dang

September 25th, 2012
8:43 pm

And to all u firsters who harp about the stupidity of it all….on a healthcare or election blog…yeah sure-
sports fans- lets get it on. One of the writers even offers kudos for first..Guess its Bisher,Furman, or Grizzard -not sure which.

JSS

September 25th, 2012
8:49 pm

Come on October 3rd!!!!

dang

September 25th, 2012
8:57 pm

Jokes aside, Mark and Jeff are great ,all they gotta do is entertain us 40 years- mahaps get pig valves in their hearts. Show up on sitcoms….and bring back the Gwinnett Daily News,

dang

September 25th, 2012
8:57 pm

Jokes aside, Mark and Jeff are great ,all they gotta do is entertain us 40 years- mahaps get pig valves in their hearts. Show up on sitcoms….and bring back the Gwinnett Daily News,

dang

September 25th, 2012
8:57 pm

Jokes aside, Mark and Jeff are great ,all they gotta do is entertain us 40 years- mahaps get pig valves in their hearts. Show up on sitcoms….and bring back the Gwinnett Daily News,

dang

September 25th, 2012
8:57 pm

Jokes aside, Mark and Jeff are great ,all they gotta do is entertain us 40 years- mahaps get pig valves in their hearts. Show up on sitcoms….and bring back the Gwinnett Daily News,

dang

September 25th, 2012
8:57 pm

Jokes aside, Mark and Jeff are great ,all they gotta do is entertain us 40 years- mahaps get pig valves in their hearts. Show up on sitcoms….and bring back the Gwinnett Daily News,

dang

September 25th, 2012
8:58 pm

I would say sorry bout that…but I would be talking to myself.lol

dang

September 25th, 2012
9:00 pm

get outta my blog jss lol

dang

September 25th, 2012
9:02 pm

med may lose tonight…I guess thats good? get it over with?

dang

September 25th, 2012
9:09 pm

Crap. John Abraham is at my house and will not leave. Oh its cool. Turner the burner is here to pick him up,

dre

September 25th, 2012
9:42 pm

What is your problem? Nothing you posted was even remotely funny or interesting.

Ricky Grooms

September 25th, 2012
10:06 pm

dang must have crashed hard.

lee maye

September 25th, 2012
10:07 pm

Philly beats Wash. Bravos 4 out with 8 to play. Might get interesting if Philly beats Wash 4 out of 5 and St L beats them 2-3. Braves finish 6-2 and we have a tie.

Nats magic # remains 5.

Maholm needs to beat Johnson tomorrow night. Tough task. Hanson needs to either pitch well on Thurs or Fredi needs a quick leash.

braveslover

September 25th, 2012
10:11 pm

I want to get excited…but I know the Braves will break my heart. :(

brian in roswell

September 25th, 2012
10:16 pm

Amen. Anyone know what former players or coaches will be there Friday night? Would be special if maddux smoltz and. Glavine along w bobby were there.

Frank Shab in PA

September 26th, 2012
12:13 am

Braves clinch! So far so good, now go catch the NATS. Hopefully they’ll pull an El Foldo and the Braves play some hot baseball and catch them.

JC Boscan III

September 26th, 2012
12:23 am

I was going to say something meaningful, but —— dang.

Let’s win 7 out of 8 and see if the Nats fold………. GO BRAVES!

Carroll Rogers

September 26th, 2012
12:26 am

Kat

September 26th, 2012
7:49 am

I hope Chipper plans to start the last game of the regular a season in Pittsburgh. A lot of ppl traveling to see him play.

goski99

September 26th, 2012
8:43 am

@ Lee…you can have a quick hook or a short leash, but a quick leash is a definite mixed metaphor!! :)

Kendell Jones

September 26th, 2012
11:51 am

It was great to set in my lions den and watch Freddy Freeman hit a homerun to carry the Braves to the playoffs. Just keep winning, and let someone else help us by taking the Nats down.

Kendell Jones

September 26th, 2012
11:51 am

It was great to set in my lions den and watch Freddy Freeman hit a homerun to carry the Braves to the playoffs. Just keep winning, and let someone else help us by taking the Nats down.

Kendell Jones

September 26th, 2012
11:51 am

It was great to set in my lions den and watch Freddy Freeman hit a homerun to carry the Braves to the playoffs. Just keep winning, and let someone else help us by taking the Nats down.

Kendell Jones

September 26th, 2012
11:51 am

It was great to set in my lions den and watch Freddy Freeman hit a homerun to carry the Braves to the playoffs. Just keep winning, and let someone else help us by taking the Nats down.

Kendell Jones

September 26th, 2012
11:51 am

It was great to set in my lions den and watch Freddy Freeman hit a homerun to carry the Braves to the playoffs. Just keep winning, and let someone else help us by taking the Nats down.

Kendell Jones

September 26th, 2012
11:51 am

It was great to set in my lions den and watch Freddy Freeman hit a homerun to carry the Braves to the playoffs. Just keep winning, and let someone else help us by taking the Nats down.

Kendell Jones

September 26th, 2012
11:51 am

It was great to set in my lions den and watch Freddy Freeman hit a homerun to carry the Braves to the playoffs. Just keep winning, and let someone else help us by taking the Nats down.

Kendell Jones

September 26th, 2012
11:51 am

It was great to set in my lions den and watch Freddy Freeman hit a homerun to carry the Braves to the playoffs. Just keep winning, and let someone else help us by taking the Nats down.

Kendell Jones

September 26th, 2012
11:51 am

It was great to set in my lions den and watch Freddy Freeman hit a homerun to carry the Braves to the playoffs. Just keep winning, and let someone else help us by taking the Nats down.

Kendell Jones

September 26th, 2012
11:51 am

It was great to set in my lions den and watch Freddy Freeman hit a homerun to carry the Braves to the playoffs. Just keep winning, and let someone else help us by taking the Nats down.

Kendell Jones

September 26th, 2012
11:51 am

It was great to set in my lions den and watch Freddy Freeman hit a homerun to carry the Braves to the playoffs. Just keep winning, and let someone else help us by taking the Nats down.

Kendell Jones

September 26th, 2012
11:51 am

It was great to set in my lions den and watch Freddy Freeman hit a homerun to carry the Braves to the playoffs. Just keep winning, and let someone else help us by taking the Nats down.

Kendell Jones

September 26th, 2012
11:51 am

It was great to set in my lions den and watch Freddy Freeman hit a homerun to carry the Braves to the playoffs. Just keep winning, and let someone else help us by taking the Nats down.

Kendell Jones

September 26th, 2012
11:51 am

It was great to set in my lions den and watch Freddy Freeman hit a homerun to carry the Braves to the playoffs. Just keep winning, and let someone else help us by taking the Nats down.

Pete and Repete?

September 26th, 2012
11:57 am

Good grief folks! Hit Submit comments ONCE. If the page doesn’t move, close the page and click back on the story to see if your comment has posted. The AJC system is super slow so it takes time to process…

Bill Myers

September 26th, 2012
3:53 pm

The post here are in direct proportion to the intelligence of the one posting.

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