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(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer Chipper Jones still has those glorious moments that every ballplayer cherishes, from a Little Leaguer just starting out to a 40-year-old on the way out.
When the Atlanta Braves third baseman had his first two-homer game in more than three years, he was so amped up that he spilled water all over himself trying to take a sip.
But nothing will change Jones' mind about retirement. This will be his final season, even though he's leading the team with a .315 average.
Jones says he promised his kids he would hang it up after one last year with the Braves. He can no longer play every day, and he says it wouldn't be fair to the team to take up a roster spot and a hefty salary in 2013.
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Cars started backing up at the entrances to the Turner Field parking lots at 2:30 p.m. Some people were actually tail-gating, making sure they were one of the first 20,000 fans to get a Chipper Jones bobblehead. The Atlanta Braves -- surprise! -- are marketing the heck out of Chipper's retirement. Along with Thursday's bobblehead promotion, every Friday night, in addition...
Chipper Jones still plans to retire despite his recent tear, and that's a decision that should sit well with baseball fans. Jones' farewell tour is better than any you'll see in the music industry. This season, he's not only been every bit of the future Hall of Famer he's been for 19 years, but he has the Braves primed to make a postseason push. Yet, despite the...
Thanks, Chipper | Jones' interview with Brenda Wood aired this morning in the 6:00am news hour. Enjoy!
The last time I wrote about Chipper Jones for doing something other than contributing to the demise of the English language with his "Twitta!" account, he had just gone 5-for-5 and been selected to his final NL All-Star team.
He's had plenty of big moments since early July and has continued to amaze Braves fans with his exploits at the grand old age of 40.
MR. JONES AND ME
Chipper throwin' up gang signs?
Atlanta Braves future Hall-of-Fame third baseman, Chipper Jones, should probably reconsider retiring at the end of the season; especially following his performance last night.
Jones homered twice, racking up three RBI, helping his club trounce the San Diego Padres 6-0 in Atlanta. Jones’ play at the plate, all but over shadowed pitcher, Kris Medlen, who pitched a gem in a complete...
Chipper Jones announced in March that he would retire at the season’s end. He cited various reasons for ending his hall-of-fame career and admitted that he was tired of living the baseball lifestyle. Always one to answer questions honestly in an era of generalities, he said that his decision was firm; no matter what, he was done once the Braves’ season ended.
As expected, his...
Chipper Jones homered twice on a night when a big crowd turned out to get his bobblehead, and the Atlanta Braves won their 15th straight game with Kris Medlen as a starter, beating the San Diego Padres 6-0 on Thursday.
Seizing the moment before a weeknight turnout of 33,157 - more than the previous two nights combined - Jones hit a two-run homer in the first, then added a towering...
ATLANTA (AP) -- Chipper Jones homered twice and the Atlanta Braves won their 15th consecutive game with Kris Medlen as a starter, beating the San Diego Padres 6-0 on Thursday night.
Jones, who is retiring after the season, hit a two-run homer in the first, then added a towering solo shot over the wall in center in the fifth. It was his first multihomer game in more than three years...
While it may be his farewell season, Chipper Jones is prepared to make his long goodbye last into October.
The veteran slugger tries to build on one of his best games of the season Friday night when the Atlanta Braves open a three-game series versus the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers.
The 40-year-old Jones was slowed by injuries earlier this season and has adjusted his workload...
Chipper Jones hit homeruns number 11 and 12 Thursday night as Braves won 6-0.
Capping a winning series against the San Diego Padres, Chipper Jones and Kris Medlen put on a show for fans at Turner Field Thursday night. Chipper blasted two home runs, his second marking his 2700th career hit, and garnered two curtain calls from thrilled Braves fans. Kris Medlen, content in his place...