Braves beat Mets in fitting Chipper farewell – updated

The Chipper Jones farewell tour finally hit home this weekend, in more ways than one.

Jones played the ninth inning of his final regular season game at Turner Field with a lump in his throat, as he was cheered and chanted for by some 50,635 fans. He broke into tears after the Braves’ 6-2 win over the Mets, when he embraced his mom and dad in the stands behind home plate.

“I’ve been fine all weekend,” Jones said. “I’ve been cowboy-ing up all week, trying to hold back the tears. But obviously when it comes full circle and you stand there in front of 50,000 people and tell your mom and dad that you love them…

“It means a lot to me to have gone 35-40 years from the backyard in Pierson, Fla. and here we are standing in a big league stadium in Atlanta. And I have my own weekend. That’s bringing it full circle.”

Jones had given Lynne and Larry Jones and a third consecutive sell-out crowd a jaunt down memory lane, with four charging plays at third base, two walks and his first base hit of the weekend to help the Braves past his old nemesis.

David Ross paid a little homage to Jones’ 1999 MVP award with a three-run homer off New York pitching, and Kris Medlen continued his best imitation of the man who was on the mound for Jones’ first start in 1995, Greg Maddux.

The Braves won for the 23rd consecutive time behind Medlen, which broke the three-way tie he shared with Carl Hubbell and Whitey Ford for the longest streak in the live ball era.

“Coolest experience of my life so far,” Medlen said, and he wasn’t even talking about the win but Jones’ final game. “It’s something I’ll remember for sure. But we’re not done and hopefully we have a lot more memories to make.”

The Braves head into October having won five consecutive series. They went 19-8 in September after going 9-18 in last year’s collapse.

They guaranteed Chipperfest at Turner Field for at least one more day. The Braves close the regular season in Pittsburgh and then will likely return for a one-game wild card game Friday. They still have a chance at the division after the Nationals lost Sunday, narrowing their lead to three games in the NL East with three to play.

Things will have to fall perfectly for the Braves to force a one-game playoff in Washington on Thursday. For Sunday, they just enjoyed how perfectly the day ended for Jones.

The hugs with his parents were the ending Jones envisioned all along, not the one Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez offered on three occasions in the final few innings. Gonzalez asked Jones if he wanted to be pinch hit for his final at-bat, or pinch run for after he drew a walk, or to be replaced in the field in the ninth, so the fans could give him one last ovation in a weekend filled with them.

No, no and no were his answers for Gonzalez.

“I really wanted to finish the game,” Jones said. “I told all the fans via twitter at the beginning of the week that I was going to start every game. I obviously didn’t know how things were going to finish, but I never want to come out of a game.”

He also knew that might spoil the moment he planned with his parents. His mother Lynne is the one who taught him to be stoic at the plate, but by the time she buried her head into his shoulder, the tears were flowing.

“Mom said ‘You shouldn’t have come over here,’” Jones said afterward, laughing. “She was going to lose it.”

From Larry Wayne Jones Sr., a former hitting coach, Jones learned the craft of hitting. That continued right up until Friday, when Jones went 0-for-4 as an “emotional wreck” after being honored before and throughout the game. Jones and his father worked out some kinks in the batting cage and it showed Sunday as he reached on two walks and a base hit, snapping an 0-for-13.

It didn’t take a hit to feel the warmth of the crowd, though. Jones got that with every move he made.

“I don’t know if I’m worthy of all this,” Jones said. “I have my faults and whatnot but when you’ve got that much love in the building. You feel like you’re 10 feet tall.”

107 comments Add your comment

Ken Stallings

September 30th, 2012
4:40 pm

Best news is that it’s not really farewell at Turner Field, just a very fond, “See you next week!”

Braves are playing great baseball down the stretch. The Cards and Dodgers are in a fight for the second Wild Card, and the Nats are not nearly as strong as they were before they sat down Stephen Strausberg.

With Medlen on the hill, I like the Braves chances to advance to the NLDS.

Ken Stallings

September 30th, 2012
4:41 pm

Kris Medlen’s fiercest competition for NL Pitcher of the Month for September will be his teammate, Mike Minor!

Rightfielder

September 30th, 2012
4:41 pm

Who was that blonde next to Chipper’s mom ? I wonder if she’s the reason for Chipper’s latest divorce. She is a hottie.

Old Braves Fan

September 30th, 2012
4:41 pm

Go Braves!!!

Big Papa Dawg

September 30th, 2012
4:45 pm

Chipper has ended the regular season at home with class. The classiest move was on Freddie’s home run he backed off and really gave the baton to the new guys. I’ve seen them all the way back to the Mick and he really ranks up there with the best

Big Papa Dawg

September 30th, 2012
4:45 pm

Chipper has ended the regular season at home with class. The classiest move was on Freddie’s home run he backed off and really gave the baton to the new guys. I’ve seen them all the way back to the Mick and he really ranks up there with the best

Big Papa Dawg

September 30th, 2012
4:45 pm

Chipper has ended the regular season at home with class. The classiest move was on Freddie’s home run he backed off and really gave the baton to the new guys. I’ve seen them all the way back to the Mick and he really ranks up there with the best

Pj

September 30th, 2012
4:45 pm

9-0 0.97 – holy freakin moly

lakedawg

September 30th, 2012
4:47 pm

We head into the postseason with something we didn’t realize we had 8 weeks ago- a bonafide ace.

Medlen is the closest thing I’ve seen to Greg Maddox since Greg Maddox.

Darrell

September 30th, 2012
4:47 pm

Remarkable

September 30th, 2012
4:54 pm

What a great weekend if you are a Braves fan, Falcons Fan and Georgia Fan. Not so hot if you’re a Ga. Tech Fan.

bravofan

September 30th, 2012
4:56 pm

Friday will be a lot of fun and i dont think it will b chippers last game! If it is thanks chipper u are the greatest and will b missed!

Jimbo Jones

September 30th, 2012
5:22 pm

Bring on the cards. This team could bring it all home. Think of it. Book end world series for one of the greatest third baseman/switch hitters of all time. Go to make it so. Go Bravos!

Interested Bystander

September 30th, 2012
5:22 pm

Rightfielder

September 30th, 2012
4:41 pm
Who was that blonde next to Chipper’s mom ? I wonder if she’s the reason for Chipper’s latest divorce. She is a hottie.

I really hope so, since his wife has tried to ruin his farewell tour with her drama trying to make it about her.

Rightfielder

September 30th, 2012
5:26 pm

Really, Bystander….what did she do ?

Carl Farvman

September 30th, 2012
5:27 pm

“This team could bring it all home.” Wow. Now we’re winning a WS. Most of the season we’ve been firing Fredi and Frank. What an odd fan base.

We have an Ace and the rest you don’t know what to expect from one start to the next. Now it’s time to spend more money on tickets, beer, dogs, and hats.

HAL

September 30th, 2012
5:36 pm

yea a pretty weird expert section of this blog ..fire fri no hes the nl best manager fire frank well guys franks bulit a better team with 90 mil then js ever did with his 150 but then weve been told js is a genious , at selling books lmao

Quack Quack

September 30th, 2012
5:37 pm

“It ain’t over til it’s over”……See ya back in Atlanta Friday!!

Lets get this deal done. Lets get a WS ring for #10 “Hoss” to add to his lifetime achievements.

GO BRAVES!!!

HAL

September 30th, 2012
5:37 pm

frank wren with yankess payroll would never ever lose book it lol

Jimmy

September 30th, 2012
5:52 pm

Rightfielder and Interested bystander- go post your junk on the Thrashers blog…

ChipperisGod

September 30th, 2012
5:57 pm

That was an awesome game to go to. Loved seeing Chipper one more time (in the regular season that is!). He made some great plays and got a sweet hit up the middle and worked the count really well to draw a couple of walks. Seemed like he was much more settled in today than he was over the last couple of days.

Bourn looked fantastic, Andy looked good, Uggs looked good, Meds took a minute to get going, but once he did, he was shut down. Rossy with another shot! Do you consider starting him in the playoff game? Mac could especially be a defensive liability with his injuries. Poor guy. I hope he can play, and play well, but you gotta at least consider Ross.

Great game, hope the Nats keep losing and we keep winning and somehow tie for the division. That’d be amazing. Unlikely, but amazing.

Keep it up Braves!!!!

kerryb

September 30th, 2012
6:22 pm

Man, if Tim Hudson had not blown it Friday night we would only be 2 out.

jojo

September 30th, 2012
6:23 pm

Class act Chipper Jones.

Carl Farvman

September 30th, 2012
6:31 pm

Class act Chipper Jones………Personally or professionally?

Rightfielder

September 30th, 2012
6:32 pm

jojo, class act on the field……don’t think you can say that about his off the field actions.

Carl Farvman

September 30th, 2012
6:33 pm

“ChipperisGod”

He’s one of the best switch hitters in major league history, but let’s not take it beyond this….

Tip O' the Cap

September 30th, 2012
6:33 pm

@Rightfielder — I was thinking the exact same thing; she was hot. As Chipper might say, “out with the old, and in with the young” Batter up!

Rightfielder

September 30th, 2012
6:41 pm

I wonder what club that blonde next to Chipper’s mom dances at

Rightfielder

September 30th, 2012
7:00 pm

You’d think Chipper would be smart enough not to have his girl friend sit by his mom, knowing the cameras would be on his parents all day

buttermaker

September 30th, 2012
7:06 pm

great reading

braveslover

September 30th, 2012
7:07 pm

Having the best pitcher in the game since July 31st means nothing without a run or 3. It’s not the pitching that is the achilles hill, it’s those dang lifeless bats.

J J

September 30th, 2012
7:08 pm

One more glory trip for the Hooters hero. Then maybe we can get back to baseball,but I doubt it.

buttermaker

September 30th, 2012
7:08 pm

the blonde is my sister and she is mployed at Gold Club…she is a virgin…back off

stew

September 30th, 2012
7:09 pm

It’s a shame we have to win a one game series against the Cards. Let’s worry about Chipper after the season is over.

Rightfielder

September 30th, 2012
7:10 pm

Buttermaker, I thought I had put a few dollars in her garter

Kelly Leak

September 30th, 2012
7:19 pm

Chipper is the best baseball player since me.

J J

September 30th, 2012
7:39 pm

you must not have been very good.maybe you should go to hooters.

rabun

September 30th, 2012
7:45 pm

good player…he is just not a role model for children, wives, husbands and families in general, divorcing to wives leaving his children…

Old devil

September 30th, 2012
7:53 pm

Alaska Braves Fan

September 30th, 2012
8:06 pm

JJ: What did your parents DO to you?

ABF

Rightfielder

September 30th, 2012
8:07 pm

It’s a shame that blonde was sitting with his parents rather than his 4 sons

[...] of games, did you notice the Atlanta Braves are 3 games out with 3 games left? There may be TWO single playoff games before the real deal starts! [...]

J J

September 30th, 2012
8:30 pm

Well since all of you are in love with your Hooters hero When he does nothing for you Friday but run his mouth,maybe you will see the light. Ive got a date at the Playboy club. See ya fools.

Jewels

September 30th, 2012
8:36 pm

The 2 that are so worried about Chipper’s girlfriend must not be so smart. That was not his girlfriend. If you noticed, Luke Bryan was at the game, he is a friend of Chipper’s and that was Luke’s wife. Now trash talk elsewhere….

A-Ville Ranger

September 30th, 2012
8:39 pm

DOB, I get that Chipper should be the star of this weekend. I don’t get why Medlen’s great achivement barely got a word in a headline article though.

Rightfielder

September 30th, 2012
8:41 pm

it that’ s true….Luke Bryan’s wife is hot as hell.

Steve Mc

September 30th, 2012
8:48 pm

What a great day to be an Atlanta Brave fan! My 13yr and 8yr old soaked up every moment of the Chipper regular season home finale and the Medlin history. Atlanta Fans have got to come out in force for the playoffs!

David

September 30th, 2012
8:48 pm

I was at the game today after it went off derek jeter come out on the field and hug chipper after the game and then jeter pointed to 3rd base and had on a braves shirt that said Jeter on the back

Heyward gets on base now

September 30th, 2012
8:53 pm

@CarlFarvman

I do not mean this literally in any respect. It’s a joke, I’m aware of it being ridiculous which is exactly why its my handle on here. Chipper has many faults, he is not a god in any respect. Just love the guy a lot as a ball player, thought the name was funny because of how untrue it is. He’s my all time favorite player though. No offense is meant by my handle. Nor should it be taken seriously.

ChipperisGod

September 30th, 2012
8:54 pm

Gah, old name, if you want I’ll use that.

longtimefan

September 30th, 2012
8:56 pm

Carl, give it a rest. Chipper Jones is one of the all time greatest ball players. Top three switch hitters. From 1-5 best all time third baseman, depending on your perspective. First ballot HOF player by educated baseball experts, rather than “fans”with an ax to grind. BTW, where are all you August soothsayers predicting a September collapse for the Braves. Man it’s painful for you guys to admit you were so wrong. Don’t see many Fire FW and FG posts these days. Some of those bloggers have fallen off the face of the Earth or changed their moniker.

Jewels

September 30th, 2012
9:06 pm

and then they shut up, lol.

longtimefan

September 30th, 2012
9:08 pm

To all you (or one) busting Chipper for his personal life; I believe he had an affair,for which he said he was wrong. He has also helped many people in his life, largely unreported. Are you so pure of heart or smug that you can cast stones? Pretty hard to maintain that rigid morality. He’s a baseball player, dude-not the leader of some Holy Order.

WTF

September 30th, 2012
9:13 pm

Thank you Chipper and thanks DOB for the article. Go Braves!

Bill in VA

September 30th, 2012
9:29 pm

Well done, Chipper.

Sad friendless virgin

September 30th, 2012
10:11 pm

No one even knows that I am alive. The only human interaction I ever have is making snarky comments about Chipper Jones using a variety of names on the ajc. I am so very very lonely and depressed. Please someone notice me and tell me how to end this crippling pain.

Joey the Bull

September 30th, 2012
10:28 pm

To the best ball player of our generation in Atlanta, other than being overshadowed by the likes of Maddux, Glavine and Smoltz-thinking back-he was the face of the Braves-always the leader. I am really very sad that the last regular season game in Chippers career in Atlanta has been played. Now that we have a ticket to the 2nd season, I hope we find a way to win 12 games. 1, 3, 4, 4 and then the question will be who will play Chipper in the movie, because if Chipper leaves with a WS Ring and MVP honors (WS MVP), then there will be a movie, because we have never seen storybook like that…Thank You Chipper, I got nothing but luv for ya kid….

Rightfielder

September 30th, 2012
10:57 pm

I google Luke Bryan’s wife…..not sure the blonde sitting by Chipper’s mom was her. If so, why didn’t they ever show Luke ? I know they interviewed him but he didn’t appear to be sitting with the family. I could be wrong…and if I am , I’ll admit it. I just get tired of people talking about what a class guy Chipper is. He is on the field…made some bad choices and hurt people that love him off the field. Is on the field, all we’re supposed to care about ?

dwayne pn

September 30th, 2012
11:41 pm

in 19889i saw de vo in concert live w my dad he had a thing for that red pointy hat he also had a whip collection it was very strange when his friend yancey woud come over and they would play gi joes in the bedroom with the door closed while my mama was at work thats when i heard the whips crack and them scream that must have been a hardcore game of gi joe i never remember seeing them whips in the gi cartoon

dwayne pn

September 30th, 2012
11:41 pm

i live in calhoun ga

dwayne pn

September 30th, 2012
11:42 pm

come see me i give directions

serbok

September 30th, 2012
11:50 pm

Rightfielder

September 30th, 2012
10:57 pm

I google Luke Bryan’s wife…..not sure the blonde sitting by Chipper’s mom was her. If so, why didn’t they ever show Luke ? I know they interviewed him but he didn’t appear to be sitting with the family. I could be wrong…and if I am , I’ll admit it. I just get tired of people talking about what a class guy Chipper is. He is on the field…made some bad choices and hurt people that love him off the field. Is on the field, all we’re supposed to care about

freebird56

October 1st, 2012
12:21 am

You talking heads commenting about the blonde as a toy. Your tweerps.
The story its Chips last regular home game,Meds pitching, and the team
picking him up.Has been 1 emotional wknd fot the 10.I”m just happy to
take it all in!

JRW7

October 1st, 2012
12:40 am

Chipper Jones is a sure “HALL OF FAMER”. Thanks CHIPPER for all the memories! GO BRAVES!!!!

Paddy

October 1st, 2012
1:28 am

Rightfielder……..yes tt is all we should care about on a sports blog. And nobody has the right to pass judgement on Chipper but those that are involved in his personal life. So stop being an old woman and act like you have ‘a pair’.

bravo-n-knoxville

October 1st, 2012
2:10 am

Preach it Paddy!!! Larry Wayne is the best rock of consistency since John Wayne…for cryin’ out loud folks let Chipper have his day without the personal attacks from “the perfect ones!”

Ricnic31

October 1st, 2012
4:45 am

“Remarkable

September 30th, 2012
4:54 pm
What a great weekend if you are a Braves fan, Falcons Fan and Georgia Fan. Not so hot if you’re a Ga. Tech Fan.

“Remarkable, I disagree. I think it was a good day for Tech Fans. Now they know the school will dump this high school offence and get a real program.

Falcon Since 1966

October 1st, 2012
4:50 am

Chipper Hold your head up and be proud for a job well done. The Braves will be heading off into a new era and you will be able to sit in the booth with smolzy and share tall tails, Join that sewing club you never wanted to take lessons for and I hear they have Bingo on thursday night down at the Legion hall. Enjoy!

bravesgrl4life

October 1st, 2012
5:28 am

What a great weekend!

Rick in Macon

October 1st, 2012
7:14 am

Remarkable…if you think it was a great day for the Falcons and Dawgs, you need to look again. They both barely got out of the game with a win…had either one had more time in it at the end, they’d have both lost in all likelihood. The Falcon’s defense looked like they had Al Groh coaching them…missed tackles and inept secondary play and UGA…well, they just have no defense period. But, it was Chipper’s weekend and I wish him well and sincerely thank him for all he gave to the team and fans. We’ll certainly miss him.

fan

October 1st, 2012
7:50 am

farewell Chipper, you have done well. now one more October, Go Braves

alanfalcon

October 1st, 2012
7:56 am

Great to have the opportunity to watch this true HOF for all of these years and to see him close out his final season like a true CHAMPION.

Rightfielder

October 1st, 2012
8:04 am

Looking forward to the Nationals game tonight with my boyfriend JJ. He looks so good when he crossdresses. Maybe he’ll wear his blonde wig for me…

Tami

October 1st, 2012
8:22 am

OMG….it was tough getting through this weekend. I don’t think I’ve ever teared up for any Braves’ player as much as I have with Chipper. I was at the Friday game. The crowd was simply amazing. Too bad we didn’t win that game…the Braves could only be TWO back instead of three. But I do sympathize with Chipper and what he was going through on Friday as well as all weekend. I remember mentioning to several of my family members there with me that I thought we were distracting Chipper with every at-bat. Turns out I was right. But…that’s OK. He deserved the accolades he received. I wish I could go to the Friday WC game. I can only imagine how sensational the crowd will be at Turner Field that night. I’ll be watching on TV, though. So….GO, BRAVES!

WeBurn

October 1st, 2012
8:40 am

Best third baseman of all time

Deb

October 1st, 2012
9:25 am

Whoever the blonde was Mom sure didn’t seem to want anything to do with her. If she is Chipper’s flavor of the month, I hope Chipper had the good sense to pick someone kind to his kids.

Smoltziegirl

October 1st, 2012
9:40 am

Chipper, I must admit I wasn’t a fan at first, but now, I can’t imagine this game without you. It will be as strange as not seeing Bobby any more. Thank you for everything, all the thrills, chills and passion for this Braves team. You are a man among men and I appreciate and always will love you! You will always rock!

GRAPHITE

October 1st, 2012
9:56 am

All I know is,he has a great place to deer or dear hunt if you can afford to go!!

Tumbledown

October 1st, 2012
10:24 am

Rick in Macon – Remarkable…if you think it was a great day for the Falcons and Dawgs, you need to look again. They both barely got out of the game with a win…

I guess the cup is always half empty in your world. Both the Falcons and Dogs won crucial division games. If “great” is not the operative word, “productive” certainly would apply. Sometimes it is a “great” sign if a team can wins while not playing near its best. Let’s see how it all shakes out as the scheules of both the Falcons and Dogs gets tricky.

I agree with your sentiments regarding Chipper. I would like to see the Braves finish strong and not lose any edge. The Cardinals are playing well so the likely matchup on Friday night will be no picnic.

bobby

October 1st, 2012
10:31 am

Rightfielder, you are an idiot. I don’t know who the woman was and don’t care. If you noticed Chipper hugged the man sitting by his father. Is he having an affair with him too? How would you like it ifsomebody made a remark about everything you did?

Tumbledown

October 1st, 2012
10:32 am

Choppinmama

October 1st, 2012
10:38 am

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redstategal

October 1st, 2012
10:54 am

Great job, Carroll. It was a weepy day all over Braves Country, and especially in my living room. I’ll admit to being sad as well that Chipper’s wife was not sharing all these occasions with him … but it’s not like he’s the only person to ever have marriage problems.

redstategal

October 1st, 2012
10:54 am

Great job, Carroll. It was a weepy day all over Braves Country, and especially in my living room. I’ll admit to being sad as well that Chipper’s wife was not sharing all these occasions with him … but it’s not like he’s the only person to ever have marriage problems.

rico carty

October 1st, 2012
11:14 am

First time in the history of MLB that a one game playoff will be played between two teams that don’t have identical records. Think about that for a minute. Pure idiocy. Thanks Bud Selig.

But…if the Braves do win Friday, the weight of the world will be off their shoulders and they can make a great, deep run. I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see them in th WS if they can just win on Friday.

Medlen is the guy. Remember last year, when he came into that Phillies game on last day of season, with bases loaded, and got out of that mess? He may not win but he is the most competitive, fiercest Braves pitcher since Smoltz, hands down.

Must win Friday. This is easily best Braves team since 2003.

HOF 10

October 1st, 2012
11:26 am

In the bottom of the 9th, we’re all on our feet, the entire crowd. My wife and I are under the overhang, straight up from third base. We can’t take our eyes off Chipper. Everyone is screaming, yelling his name. No one knows what is going to happen at the end because it’s the first time we’ve watched a slam-dunk HOFer who played his entire career with one organization come out to his position for the final time in regular season play. He is not a rock star, so we can’t call his name until he comes back out to sing one more song. But no one wanted to leave, either, because that love Chipper talked about, it was really there.

bobby

October 1st, 2012
11:29 am

How do we know what the problems were with Chipper and his wife? Maybe she was running around on him. After all he was on the road for days on end during the season. Besides she had her cash cow. She was going to get a ton of money regardless of whichever one’s fault it was.

Blake

October 1st, 2012
11:48 am

Mark 8:36…What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul? I hope Chipper has a relationship with Jesus or all this will mean NOTHING…….

Blake

October 1st, 2012
11:53 am

Btw….what was the Importance of being stoic at the plate? What’s wrong with showing emotion?

cdog

October 1st, 2012
1:14 pm

be aggressive at the plate and the team will be hard to beat.keep eric hinski,yarnish and venters out of the game and i see world series for the team

LeAnn Heagy

October 1st, 2012
1:40 pm

Congratulations on a great career Chipper! Wish I could have been in Atlanta to see the Chipper weekend. God has blessed you with a great talent for baseball. Enjoy the next chapter of your life. We will see you in 2017 in Cooperstown.

Dum-Bass

October 1st, 2012
2:04 pm

As “rico carty” said a few posts back, not only is this the first time in history there will be a one game playoff between teams not having identical records, but will be a playoff game between teams 7-8 games apart in the standings. Think about how stupid that is. Do or die against a team you are that far ahead of. Bud Selig did this same on this as he did on the all star game. He blew it, big time!

Tumbledown

October 1st, 2012
2:14 pm

Dum-bass – It does seem stupid, especially when you think how much hard work the Cards had to put in last season to overtake the Braves in September (including a sweep of the Braves in a three-game September series). This year, they just gotta win one game (assuming they hang on over LA). But, this is the hand dealt. Maybe it is for the best as the Braves have struggled in winning a playoff series for over ten years. Winning a one-game playoff could give the Braves a good psychological boost going into a playoff series.

a fan

October 1st, 2012
2:20 pm

Is Chipper an only child? No siblings?

Brave New World

October 1st, 2012
3:00 pm

A best of 3 with the better record team having 2 games at home would seem to be the better way to do this wild card “play off.” However, it is what it is. This one game format is on par with the All Star Game deciding home field advantage in the World Series, and, of course, the designated hitter. GO BRAVES!

bfred

October 1st, 2012
3:05 pm

I agree that the one-game play-in is stupid and I can’t stand the idea that the Braves could get bounced by a team 8+ games behind them in the standings. It’s one thing to win your division and play somebody with a better record in the first round, but this is just silly. It’s not football; one game is not enough. If they’re going to insist on doing something like this it should at least be three.

Having said that, the way the standings have played out for the Braves couldn’t be better. Clinched a spot a week ago yet still have something real to play for (possible division title). The division chase is keeping them focused without the pressure of missing the playoffs entirely.

J J

October 1st, 2012
3:19 pm

i feel so upset for you loser. get beat by a team with a worst record.waa waa.

UGAbrave

October 1st, 2012
4:34 pm

Chipper is an only child.

J J

October 1st, 2012
5:33 pm

Thats why he is so self centered.

Rightfielder

October 1st, 2012
6:55 pm

JJ you are still picking me up at 730, right?

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