Chipper enables Rocker victimhood

In his new book, Chipper writes that former teammate John Rocker was "exploited" by writer Jeff Pearlman in his infamous SI profile. That's just silly. Rocker was a grown man who knew he was speaking to a reporter. No one forced him into being a racist Neanderthal. Chipper, responding on Twitter to Pearlman, asked if... Continue Reading →

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Chipper on the state of the Braves

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 outs and... Continue Reading →

Number 10

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 sides. One was Frankie Frisch, whose career ended 75 years ago. The other:... Continue Reading →

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, 2012

Bravos at 40

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 Franco was... Continue Reading →

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