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Denver Sports Chat:
Atlanta, GA. Atlanta Braves’ Chipper Jones should be the NL MVP for 2012. Chipper isn’t in the top five in any statistical category but is hitting .302 so far this year. He is a career .304 hitter with 1619 career RBI and 2711 hits. I am of the opinion that the MVP of the league should be the player that affects his team the most regardless of statistics. Chipper this year has been a veteran leader for the Braves and continues to be one of the best players in Atlanta Braves history.
Why would I make this argument? Why not? Chipper has been the shining example of what a major league baseball player should be throughout his career. Never the target of steroid suspicion or PED references Chipper has played through injuries and has performed for almost twenty years with one organization. With this year being his swan song let the old man go out on top. The Braves currently in the NL Wild Card lead but would likely be out of the race without the leadership of Jones. He has had clutch hits and walk off home runs this year although he is not thought of as a key to the Braves success this season.
Chipper Jones should be a first ballot Hall of Famer, without question. Even if the Braves tumble out of playoff contention, voters should consider voting for Chipper for NL MVP to prove that playing the game right for your entire career should garnish reward.
Denver Sports Chat -Kris Loco
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BEST OF MAXIM
The Braves are in a tight wild card race with less than 30 games left in the regular season, so at this point it’s safe to say every inning counts. Despite the fact that Atlanta has been in the hunt all season and almost always seems to be in the hunt, they rank in the middle of the pack in average attendance for home games.
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GAME OVER, MAN
Back on May 2nd, the Braves beat the Phillies 15-13 in 11 innings on a walkoff homer by Chipper Jones in one of the craziest games of the year. Four months to the day later...Jones did it again, hitting a three-run homer off of Jonathan Papelbon in the bottom of the ninth to give the Braves an 8-7 win in a game they once trailed 7-1.
This win was a necessary one for Atlanta, who...
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones capped a five-run ninth-inning rally with a three-run home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to give the Braves an 8-7 victory over the Phillies on Sunday. "Certainly, it's one of those games I'll never forget," said Jones, who is retiring at the end of this season. "What is he, 90 years old now?" Braves catcher...
ATLANTA (AP) -- Chipper Jones rounded third base, took one look at his grinning teammates surrounding home plate and flung his batting helmet into the air before jumping into the welcoming party.
The moment Jones said he'll savor in retirement came after a dramatic homer that can help his chances of one more postseason.
Jones hit a three-run homer off Jonathan Papelbon with...
Chipper Jones on walk-off homer.
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Chipper Jones hit a three-run homer off Jonathan Papelbon with two outs in the ninth inning, capping a five-run rally that sent the Atlanta Braves over the Philadelphia Phillies 8-7 on Sunday.
The Phillies led 7-3 entering the ninth and seemed set to complete a three-game sweep.
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Chipper Jones is 40 years old and still tearing the cover off the ball for the Atlanta Braves. The man says he'll retire at the end of the season, but will he keep his word or pull a Brett Favre on us? One fan hopes he doesn't.The post Chipper Jones, Brett Favre And Being A Man At 40 appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones capped a five-run ninth-inning rally with a three-run home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to give the Braves an 8-7 victory over the Phillies on Sunday. The Braves trailed 7-3 entering the bottom of the ninth and were still behind by four with two outs when Martin Prado hit a bases-loaded double off Jonathan Papelbon that brought in two runs...
ATLANTA -- There was a time, not too long ago, when I thought Brian McCann would be the next face of the Braves.
In my mind, he was the only candidate to replace Chipper Jones as the heart and soul of the franchise. He would be the guy in the commercials and doing the video announcements at Turner Field and spending his entire career in the familiar uniform.
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IT'S SUNDAY! TIME FOR THE SUNDAY NEWSPAPER!
Umm... BRAVES TICKETS!
Yes, the Atlanta Braves have gotten desperate. Unable to get people from Atlanta and surrounding areas to come to Braves games, they resorted to what any desperate merchandiser does who can't get people to buy their product over something else... COUPONS!
So Chipper Jones, Tim Hudson...