Category: Chipper Jones

Chipper Jones Denies He is Bound for New York, Says he Doesn’t Have the Drive to Return

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Start spreading the news. Chipper Jones isn't leaving today. He doesn't want to be a part of it. It being New York, N.Y., that is. The rumors of Chipper Jones signing with the Yankees as a stopgap third baseman/designated hitter were far-fetched to begin with even before Brian Cashman admitted it. ...

Bryce Harper: The Expectation for the Nationals This Season is Getting to the World Series

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Bryce Harper lived up to all the hype in his rookie campaign. Harper was named National League Rookie of the Year and helped lead the Nationals to a NL East division title. The 20-year-old outfielder has been working hard this offseason to avoid a potential sophomore slump and expects the Nationals ...

Chipper Jones: “Everybody knows that we’re capable of beating anybody on a nightly basis”

Friday, September 28th, 2012

At age 40, this is the final season in the majors for Braves third baseman Chipper Jones. Unless of course, it isn't. It has been quite a ride for Jones. He has been able to stay relatively healthy this season and the unquestioned leader of the Braves is batting .292 ...

Chipper Jones Calls Curt Schilling A Shock Jock For Claiming He’ll Unretire To Play For An American League Team Next Year

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Chipper Jones is having quite the farewell tour this season. The Braves third baseman is retiring at the end of the season and on his bobblehead night last Thursday he clubbed two home runs to help Atlanta defeat San Diego, 6-0. It was his first multi-homer game in more than ...

Chipper Jones Reflects On Being a No. 1 Draft Pick, Eyes Return From Disabled List

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

With Chipper Jones on the shelf with an ankle injury, it gave the Atlanta Braves third basemen time to reflect with friends on Monday just how much the 1990 Major League Baseball Draft meant to him. He calls it the biggest day of his life outside of the birth of ...

Chipper Jones will Retire after 2012 Season: “I wanted to end all of the speculation now. We put all that to an end today.”

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Chipper Jones has decided it's finally time to announce his retirement. As the third basemen of the Atlanta Braves approaches the age of 40 he is doing all he can to share wisdom with the future of the club. It came to a point where Jones did not want to ...

Chipper Jones on Florida Marlins: “They signed every free agent that was on the market. Let them do it. I like our club.”

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Chipper Jones is giving it another go this season after having knee surgery mid-way through last season to be healthy for September and October. It turned out that the Atlanta Braves had a massive October collapse last season and saw their postseason hopes fade away as the St.Louis Cardinals took ...

Chipper Jones Concern Was Being Healthy For October With His Knee, Confident The Braves Can Take Down The Phillies

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Chipper Jones left Friday night's game against Philadelphia with his mind made up that he was going to have surgery on his injured knee. He subsequently elected to withdraw from the All-Star game in Phoenix, which in turn paved the way for Scott Rolen to replace him on the National League ...

Chipper Jones Feels the Braves Can Win the NL East, but shares that “the biggest reason for coming back was my teammates.”

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

After Chipper Jones tore his ACL for the second time in his career last season, the thought around baseball was that this was it for one of the game's greatest switch hitters ever.  Jones didn't get the message. He wasn't ready to put down his bat and hang up his ...

The Foul Ball that Changed Two People’s Lives Forever

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

In a frightening on-field accident less than two weeks ago, Atlanta Braves minor league manager Luis Salazar was struck on the left side of his face by a foul ball hit off the bat of Brian McCann.  He laid on the ground unconscious for 20 minutes and was airlifted off ...