Chipper heads into retirement at peace

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Blake

October 7th, 2012
11:58 am

the day i dreaded for so long has come, my favorite baseball player of all time has retired. love you man thanks for all the great moments.

Negative Creep

October 7th, 2012
12:13 pm

Good to see him go.

I have to say that it was the perfect send-off, seeing chipper pull up right before he reached 1st base. Way to give up on your last mlb play.

Negative Creep

October 7th, 2012
12:14 pm

I guess I should also note that I would rather have Murph for NEXT season than Chipper.

Jonjon1

October 7th, 2012
12:37 pm

Took my 3yr old daughter to the braves game for the first time this season I thought she would be more interested in other activities around the stadium to my surprise she not only was interested in watching the whole game when I told her player names as they came up to bat she latched on to chipper jones and became a 3 yr old chipper jones fanatic. I don’t know how to tell her chipper won’t be playing anymore. Best of luck to chipper in his retirement. Thanks for the great memories

LIFE LONG BRAVES FAN

October 7th, 2012
1:32 pm

I’ll be 25 years old in December……..I don’t remember what baseball was before Chipper Jones…..and I’m scared of what it’ll be after…..

ok

October 7th, 2012
1:37 pm

I’m with fastball.

Choppinmama

October 7th, 2012
3:31 pm

Wonder who The Man will be on the team starting our new Chipperless Era? McCann perhaps? Most of the rest of the team is too young or haven’t been playing for ATL long enough. Can a non-athlete pitcher ;) be The Man? If so, maybe Huddy will take over and fill those cleats.

Choppinmama

October 7th, 2012
3:47 pm

Karen: weren’t those power lunches fun? I looked forward to going every month. Good food and loved to hear the guys talk about whatever, watch them goof around with each other and just be in their presence for an hour or two. Very cool. Got some great autographed stuff too!

Gotta say I lucked out one year and won the Delta plane tickets. Used them to fly to SF and take in a series against the Giants. Experienced my second earthquake….just a jiggle but enough to move our seats.

Choppinmama

October 7th, 2012
3:59 pm

Boy, I’d hate to live the life some of you complaining-, miserable-, denigrating-, negative-hearted people live every day. Does it make YOU feel better to spew negativity and condescention all about you? Don’t you realize no one is perfect in this life? Is it not possible for you to tolerate reading the positive testimonials about Chip without the hostile comments?

You probably stand up at funerals during the euology and say, “Yeah, BUT he/she didn’t squeeze the toothpaste from the bottom once.”

Mendoza Line

October 7th, 2012
4:47 pm

RUNNING HARD

It bothered me that Chipper didn’t run hard to first base on his infield hit in the ninth. It’s as if he assumed his grounder would be an out.

Mr. Brownstone

October 7th, 2012
5:33 pm

I was gonna jump on the naysayers and detractors in here but “Quicherbichin” took the words right outta my mouth. Thanks. Now, onward and upward….
Chipper,you played your whole career in one city,for one team,where you won much more than you lost,and when you lost,you did so with dignity and class.You did your job even when you were banged up and hurt.(How many other folks this day and age can say they do that?) You agreed to less money to stay in the same city to play for the same team.(Again,how many folks can say that?) Telling you “Thanks” falls way short of what needs to be said here,but for the sake of time and space,I’ll stop with that. Thank you Chipper and Godspeed. You will be sorely missed………

J J

October 7th, 2012
5:43 pm

I would like to thank everyone for putting up with me the last week. I am very sorry. Anyway thank you. Braves have a very bright future . I wish them all the luck in the world.. Go Braves. Good bye everyone and be safe.

RonnieFranchise

October 7th, 2012
7:45 pm

See you in the HOF, Chipper. You took us all on a lot of fun rides. Enjoy your life.

Brave New World

October 7th, 2012
8:24 pm

Chipper is a sure HOF’er, so I will join the many that say thanks for a great career. It is now time to move on. GO BRAVES!

Roger In Alabama

October 7th, 2012
8:40 pm

Sitting here looking at a baseball Chipper signed for me at an appearance he made Saturday Jan. 4, 1997 in Montgomery, Al. It has his 10 in the bottom loop of the J. I have personal knowledge that this is genuine because Chipper took the ball from me and handed it back to me after he signed it. Been a Braves fan since I got cable TV about 1990. Been a Chipper fan since the day he came up. Chipper, thanks for all those fantastic plays from 3rd and all the Hits and Homers. You will forever be missed but you will always be a special Atlanta Brave. I’s almost sure we will see you some time in the near future at Turner Field as they have the NUMBER 10 retirement ceremony….. God Bless.

Mark

October 7th, 2012
10:19 pm

Great career Chipper!

By the way, Uggla shoulda caught that ball but his brain dead tail was late getting to the bag and couldn’t do anyhting but catch a perfect throw. But, why should Uggs do anyhting to help the Braves win a wildcard game considering what he’s done for 2 years here.

richbrave

October 7th, 2012
11:14 pm

Things a bit quiet this evening. Looks like the regulars are still hung over from the loss of a great season, and a HOF player.

Good luck CHIPPER in whatever you do.

O.K. FRANK let’s go on the construct for 2013.

FA’s who should be offered

BOURN – 6.845 million
ROSS – 1.625 million
DURBIN – 0.900 thousand

FA guys undecided

DIAZ – 2.125 million
HINSKI – 1.600 million
WILSON – 1.000 million

Club option guys who should be offered

HUDSON – 1.000 million

Club option undecided

McCANN – 0.500 thousand

Arb guys who should be offered

Arb 3 PRADO – 4.750 million [His signing a must]
” 3 O’FLAHERTY – 2.490 million

Arb 1 HEYWARD – 0.565 thousand
” 1 VENTERS – 0.533 thousand
” 1 MEDLEN – 0.490 thousand
” 1 MARTINEZ – 0.491 thousand

Arb undecided

Arb 3 JURRJENS – 5.500 million

Arb 1 HANSON – 0.535 thousand

richbrave

October 7th, 2012
11:30 pm

Money definitely coming back

LOWE 10 million
JONES 14 million

Money possibly saved***

Excluding ROSS, DURBIN, PRADO, O’FLAHERTY, HEYWARD, VENTERS, MEDLEN, MARTINEZ

HUDSON 9 million – 1 million option = 8 million
McCANN 11.667 million – 0.500 thousand = 11.167 million
BOURN 6.845 million
JURRJENS 5.5 million
DIAZ 2.125 million
HINSKI 1.6 million
WILSON 1 million
HERNANDEZ 0.750 thousand
HANSON 0.535 thousand
VARVARO 0.481 thousand
FISH 0.480 thousand

Cranbery

October 8th, 2012
10:49 am

God go with you, Chipper…………and thanks for all you did for the Braves!

Have a wonderful second part to your life!

Bill Malone

October 8th, 2012
3:49 pm

I wouldn’t worry too much about ol’ Chipper… retiring with several million in the bank.

kfww0244

October 8th, 2012
4:15 pm

To all the Nay=sayers, “SHUT YOUR FAT MOUTHS”. As far as the factual material that mark wohlers
submitted….he should know about failure.!! You are jealous that at least Chipper had a career, you did not. You stunk for that matter. Just wanted to get that straight.

Thanks Chipper for a fine career, and for sharing your life with the rest of us watchers. We have admired you from a far, we have secretly loved you, and now we will miss you. Hope you have a
great time with your family in your retirement, and we all hope to see you back with the Braves in
a different role soon.

K Popwell

October 8th, 2012
7:21 pm

Chipper Our son (now a Sr at Auburn) has always been a fan. He was lucky enough to be chosen during September to remember, when he was 10 years old, to stand on third base with his idol. He always wore #10 during his little league career.

Thanks for always giving your all to the game. We will miss you but wish you the best in your retirement.

MitchC

October 9th, 2012
5:44 am

People can say the negative things they want, but I will be sorry to see Chipper gp. He is one of the few Braves greats who will be in the Hall, and who actually played only for the Braves, and never left.

Think of it. Turner threw Niekro away, until he pitched a Farewell Game” For the Braves. Smoltz finished somewhere else. Glavine spent five years with the Mets. Maddux was somewhere else, came here, then left again. Even Hank spent his final years as a Brewer.

Chipper, once a Brave, always a Brave./ He never left, and was a great player. The only thing he didnt do was hit 500 homers or get 3,000 hits, and that was due to the injuries. He finishes 32 homers short of 500, and 279 hits from 3000. If he hadnt been hurt so much, he would have had both milestones.

He belongs in the Hall. 300 plus lifetime BA, 468 homers, 2700 hits, case closed. I look forward to him being one of the few lifetime Braves enshrined there.

PWilliams

October 9th, 2012
5:12 pm

Maybe he should of retired before his 3 RUN ERROR cost the Braves to advance further in the playoffs.. Maybe now he can go park it on a Hooters barstool and look for a new baby mama or wife.

PWilliams

October 9th, 2012
5:12 pm

Maybe he should of retired before his 3 RUN ERROR cost the Braves to advance further in the playoffs.. Maybe now he can go park it on a Hooters barstool and look for a new baby mama or wife. Will not mention his dud of a bat.

Teddy B

October 9th, 2012
5:45 pm

Thanks for the years and years of memories Chipper. I was just a kid when he got drafted and started playing and next season is going to be very strange with someone else playing 3rd base every game. So used to seeing Chipper at the hot corner. But I guess things change and we all get old.

I was worried about Chipper coming back after 2011, and I thought maybe he should just retire a year early to save himself some dignity but he proved me wrong! He still had some in the tank! This year was a very good way for him to go out, instead of limping out at the end of a battered career like some of the other greats of the game in the past, he walked out tall and proud knowing that if he absolutely had to play another year he could still do it.

Juanita Wortham

October 10th, 2012
8:06 am

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Just wish Chipper could handle his “wife life ‘ much better. It takes more stamina to stick to one than he seemed to have. Sad.

[...] Before Chipper Jones, first ballot hall of famer, there was Chipper Jones, the lucky fallback. The Atlanta Braves were deciding between high school pitching ace Todd Van Poppel and shortstop Chipper Jones for their first pick in the 1990 draft. Braves GM Bobby Cox spent the weekend before the draft trying to convince Van Poppel to forgo his Texas scholarship and sign with the Braves to no avail. So the Braves went with Chipper, Van Poppel got drafted 14th and eventually signed with the Oakland A’s. 22 years, 2499 games, 2727 hits, 468 HRs, 1623 RBIs later, Chipper Jones, the model of consistency of his era, retired last Friday. [...]

Yassuh

October 14th, 2012
9:34 am

Ok, now find a first rate manager who knows how to get to the big show consistently!!! Braves still suffering the residuals of all those dead end Bobby Cox years…

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