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As most of you know, Chipper Jones is my favorite athlete of all time.  He is my sport's hero(Him and Dale Sr)

 

I've went as far as saying Chipper is the best third baseman of all time and a better hitter than ken Griffey Jr, and I stand by my opinions.

 

Chipper tore his ACL making one of the best defensive plays of his career against Houston, and is done for the season, and there is a good chance that he will retire after the season.

 

I guess it is fitting that Chipper and Bobby go out together.  Afterall, you don't think of one without thinking about the other.

 

Chipper played the game the right way, and the only people that have ever accused him of using PEDs are people on here that also thinks Greg Maddux used PEDs and every other player from this era.

 

He will be a first ballot Hall of Famer, and will be one of many numbers retired by the Braves in the near future(29 and 6 are sure to be retired as well, and in the last year 33 and 47 have been retired as well).

 

Chipper made a big splash in 95, coming in second in the Rookie of the Year voting, and winning the World Series in his rookie season.

 

There are plenty of great memories of Chipper.

 

Winning the MVP in 99

 Winning a batting title at age 37

 Hitting his 400th home run

 Him killing the Mets and Phillies throughout his entire career

 

Mets and Phillies fans are the only people that will be glad to see him go.

 

I hope he returns next year for one last rodeo, but I kind of doubt that will happen.  If he does retire, I guess it's time to recognize the Brian McCann era in Atlanta.

 

I haven't been this devasted over sports since Dale Earnhardt died.

August 12, 2010  03:37 PM ET

CRAP! Why didn't I know he was done for the season! He was playing so good of late.

Now I need a new starting 3B for my fantasy team.

August 12, 2010  03:43 PM ET

I've always been a big fan of Chipper. It will be sad to see him go, but since his much better second half, he may return for one more year.

August 12, 2010  04:12 PM ET

Outlaw, this may be the last we've seen of Chipper on the field...but maybe not off the field. i'm hoping that they decide to offer him the position of hitting coach, think he'd be real good at it too (that is IF he decides to retire).

August 12, 2010  04:16 PM ET

I felt the same way when Kirby Puckett had to leave the game.

August 12, 2010  07:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Outlaw, this may be the last we've seen of Chipper on the field...but maybe not off the field. i'm hoping that they decide to offer him the position of hitting coach, think he'd be real good at it too (that is IF he decides to retire).

Oh yeah, I think he could do a better job than Pendleton.

I mean Chipper made his own adjustments throughout his career, and is very knowledable about the game and the pitcher's.

He's one of the few that comes to mind who hit for a higher average when his power started to go.

I really hope he comes back for one more season.

If he does retire, maybe they can retire number 10, 29 and 6 on the same day.

I wish they would have retired Maddux, Glavine and Smoltz all on the same day.

It's just gonna be wierd for me watching the Braves and not seeing Chipper Jones on the field. I was 4 years old when he was a rookie, so I've followed his entire career.

I was at the game for his first home run and everything.


At least we have a Brian McCann to be the new face if he decides to retire.

August 12, 2010  07:30 PM ET

Outlaw I know I give you crap about your man-love but I have nothing but good things to say about Chipper. He seemed to be a man's man. Played the game the right way, with a dip in. I never really heard about him getting in trouble with law, mlb, or family. He was/is a great player.

Him, John Smoltz, Galvine, and Maddux were the Braves after Aaron. They were the franchise.

August 12, 2010  07:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Outlaw I know I give you crap about our man-love but I have nothing but good things to say about your performance.

Whaaaaatttt????

August 12, 2010  08:19 PM ET
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I thought that freddie freeman was your new face, or jason heyward.

Brian McCann has played 5 full seasons and is a 5 time All Star.

The face of a franchise is usually somebody that has been there a while.

Heyward and Freeman have a lot to do before they overtake McCann...

August 12, 2010  10:14 PM ET

It's hard to watch one of the best players I've ever seen get hurt time and time again. It seems as though everytime he begans to get back to his old form he gets hurt again.

Everyone talks about the kind of numbers Griffey could have had if he had stayed healthy. The same can be said for Chipper...

August 12, 2010  10:44 PM ET
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Brian McCann has played 5 full seasons and is a 5 time All Star.The face of a franchise is usually somebody that has been there a while.Heyward and Freeman have a lot to do before they overtake McCann...

B-Mac has really stepped up his hitting. his defense has been steady, but not great. i think he calls a good game. he just needs to work on the release of the ball...technique is important.

Heyward has soooooo much potential, and i can't wait to see Freeman cause i don't get up to Gwinnett much to watch AAA.

August 12, 2010  10:48 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

It's hard to watch one of the best players I've ever seen get hurt time and time again. It seems as though everytime he begans to get back to his old form he gets hurt again.Everyone talks about the kind of numbers Griffey could have had if he had stayed healthy. The same can be said for Chipper...

you said it Abe. and in my mind, that should put the PED talk to rest about him too (and Griffey as well). just because a lot of people were/are using doesn't mean everyone was. i'm an optimist and choose to believe that some of the pros were smart enough to rely on their God given talent and not drugs...so sue me. j/k

August 12, 2010  11:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Whaaaaatttt????

Shut up. This time I am actually putting something serious on here and you have to change it ****-munch

August 13, 2010  12:29 AM ET

Chipper tore his ACL making one of the best defensive plays of his career against Houston



Well, if you have to retire due to injury, a great play makes it a little easier. Nice tribute Outlaw.

August 13, 2010  01:55 AM ET

Thanks for the memories Chipper. See you in the HOF. <wipes away a few tears>

August 13, 2010  03:33 PM ET

Write it down, ZERO percent chance Chipper retires after this season

October 7, 2010  08:06 PM ET
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Let's go Giants!

Cain, you have taken a wrong turn. This isn't a bath house.

 
April 10, 2012  04:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Write it down, ZERO percent chance Chipper retires after this season

Three seasons later and Chipper is FINALLY going to hang it up at the END of this year... TOLD YOU SO!

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