Found May 06, 2012 on Fox Sports:
Atlanta third baseman Chipper Jones watched the video of New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee while shagging batting-practice flyballs last week. He saw Rivera carted off the field. He heard Rivera, whose career plans beyond this season had been up in the air, then vow to return to the mound in 2013. And Jones could empathize with the right-hander's plight. Been there. Done that. Just as Rivera expressed determination to return to the field and depart on his own terms, Jones refused to allow his Hall of Fame-caliber career to end on a sour note. "Nobody wants their last image to be being carried off or carted off the field and have that be it," Jones said. "So I know where he's coming from." Nobody wants that type of an ending, most of all a player who has every reason to believe he will be enshrined in Cooperstown in his first year of Hall of Fame eligibility, after he has been retired five...

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