Found September 02, 2012 on
Pro Sports Daily:
Justin De Fratus
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 David Ross joked. Jones is 40 years old, but he continues to be a key player in the Braves' push for a playoff berth. 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. Jones followed with his three-run blast off Papelbon to end the game and give Atlanta the unlikely victory. "I just said to myself, 'I've got to get it down in the zone,'" Jones said. "I'm not swinging at one at the letters. Cut down the swing, try to center, and ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Home plate collisions are that one part of baseball that gives credence to what it takes to play the sport, with players' toughness on the line as the runner hurtles toward the catcher as he digs into the dirt and waits for the throw. Baseball had one of its biggest batter's box showdowns earlier this week when Yadier Molina somehow emerged unscathed after a serious run-in...
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,...
During his season-long farewell tour, Chipper Jones has received his share of parting gifts. When the Braves played the Red Sox at Fenway Park, the third baseman was awarded a No. 10 plaque from the Green Monster scoreboard from John Henry and Tom Werner to honor his upcoming retirement. But on Monday, he may have received his most unique gift. Before the game on Monday, former Padres...
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...
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.
Atlanta Braves’ Chipper Jones, is called out at home plate as he collides with Philadelphia Phillies catcher Erik Kratz, during the fourth inning of a baseball game on Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at Turner Field in Atlanta.
Chipper tanked into Kratz at full speed, catching the catcher a bit unprepared for the huge collision. Kratz was sent airborne, but it didn’t matter. He remarkably...
Earlier this week we saw St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina take a vicious hit from Josh Harrison of the Pittsburgh Pirates at home plate and get up with the ball, despite being shaken up in the process. Fast forward to last night and we had a similar situation when Atlanta’s Chipper Jones [...]
Atlanta Braves 3b Chipper Jones rounding third and heading home with only Philadelphia Phillies catcher Erik Kratz in his way. Kratz is seemingly not even fully planted when he absorbs all of CJ's...
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Chipper Jones has been a member of 12 playoff teams with the Atlanta Braves, and his solid play has helped them get in position to qualify again in his farewell season.
The addition of Kris Medlen to the starting rotation has further benefited the cause.
The right-hander seeks to extend his impressive scoreless-innings streak as the Braves host the opener of a four-game series...
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
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.
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...
Great picture of Philadelphia Phillies catcher Erik Kratz holding onto the ball after being run over by Chipper Jones. MLB had a great quote. @MLB Erik Kratz doesn’t always get trucked by Chipper Jones, but when he does, he prefers to hold onto the ball.