Chipper on the state of the Braves

June 28, 2013 // 0 Comments

Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of today’s AJC, which features a long Q & A with Chipper  (you can read it online if you have a digital subscription). I don’t mind strikeouts either. I mind situational strikeouts. If you strike out 100 times, but your strikeouts are with two [...]

Open Thread, 9.28, Chipper Night

September 28, 2012 // 4 Comments

Random musings about the greatest Atlanta Brave: I first saw Chipper play at Macon’s Luther Williams Field in 1991. Appropriate. Seeing a future franchise treasure at a treasure of an old ballpark. The 19-year-old Chipper was in his second season as a pro. Erratic at shortstop, there was [...]

Number 10

September 27, 2012 // 1 Comment

Jayson Stark summarizes Chipper’s greatest numerical feats: Jones hitting left-handed: .304/.405/.542. Hitting right-handed: .305/.391/.499. What it means: There have been 106 switch-hitters in history who came to the plate at least 5,000 times. Only two of them hit .300 or better from both [...]

Bring it, Chipper!

September 5, 2012 // 9 Comments

Sorry, Chip, had to watch replay of the Buffalo-UGA tilt on TV and then catch up on all the high school games I DVR’d. Come on Atlanta! The Ted was a morgue tonite. We need you in full force. We feed off you guys. No excuse for the loss! Just sayin… — Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) [...]

August 29, 2012 // 4 Comments

Medlen is Maddux-esque rite now, only Med has a better pick-off move! DU went #mammo off the paint can! Bmac is now singing soprano,Lol!! — Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) August 29, [...]

A night in the life of Chipper Jones

July 29, 2012 // 0 Comments

No. 10 has joined Twitter. Good nite to sit at home and watch CSI, and get rested up for the phils! Show is good, company is good, sleep will be epic!!! Nite tweeps!!! — Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) July 27, [...]

Chipper an All-Star

July 3, 2012 // 0 Comments

LaRussa makes amends, naming the future HOF’er to the All-Star squad replacing Matt Kemp. Michael Bourn deserves to be the 4th Brave named to the [...]

LaHair over Chipper, Bourn? Ben Sheets??

July 1, 2012 // 5 Comments

Whenever I see Tony LaRussa I’m reminded of Corky St.  Clair’s famous admonition: Picking Bryan LaHair, a nice story who has cooled, over Chipper and Bourn is absurd. Chipper has played in 24 fewer games but has as many RBI as LaHair. With Starlin Castro on the team there was no need [...]

A message for Jamie Moyer

May 7, 2012 // 4 Comments

Chipper’s reaction to Jamie Moyer’s sign-stealing accusation reminds me how much we’ll miss his candor. “See, this is what happens when you get a pitcher who comes from a team that [relays signs] constantly — the Phillies,” Jones said. “And he is so paranoid that every [...]

All that was missing was a Rick Camp homer

May 2, 2012 // 6 Comments

#Braves Chipper Jones: “That was the most psychotic game I’ve ever been a part of.” — David O’Brien (@ajcbraves) May 3, 2012 Tough to argue with that one: Roy Halladay gave up eight runs. The Braves bullpen allowed seven. Durbin and Livan didn’t allow any. Carlos [...]

The Braves at 20

April 27, 2012 // 2 Comments

The ’82 team won its first 13. This year’s version dropped its first four. After 20, the ’82 Braves had just two more wins than the current squad. In the ’82 team’s 20th game, Joe Cowley pitched 7 shutout innings to secure win No. 15, aided by homers from Murph and [...]

Bravos at 40

April 24, 2012 // 0 Comments

Happy birthday to Chipper, one of the few players to reach his 40th while playing for the Braves. We’ll be happy if he matches the Hammer’s output at 40: .268-20-69 in 112 games, with a .341 OBP and .491 slugging percentage. The year before Aaron homered 40 times with a 1.045 OPS. Julio [...]

Chipper factoid du jour

April 11, 2012 // 5 Comments

In honor of No. 10’s triumphant return, we launch what will be an occasional series of nuggets from the career of the greatest Braves hitter of the Atlanta era. Chipper is one of 10 players in Major League history to hit 400 home runs with a career batting average of .300 or better and a [...]

Offensive keys to the season: Heyward, Chipper

March 29, 2012 // 7 Comments

Heyward is obviously pivotal. He is one of the few real question marks in the lineup. Bourn will be solid. No way Prado doesn’t rebound. McCann will be McCann, and won’t fade late. Freeman could take a step back in year 2, ala J-Hey, but I don’t see it happening. Uggla will be [...]

No greater compliment

March 22, 2012 // 14 Comments

Here’s how the New York media reported the news of Chipper’s retirement: ‘Mets Killer’ Jones To Retire At Season’s End They still remember 1999, which arguably stands as the greatest season by any Braves hitter — ever. It wasn’t so much his numbers, though they were [...]
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