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Larry Brown Sports:
Chipper Jones is retiring after the season, making this year the farewell tour for what’s probably been a hall-of-fame career. Evidently that meant Chipper, one of four Braves all-stars, was required to give a stirring pregame speech to inspire NL team (because, as you know, the All-Star Game matters!). Gave a speech, he did. Stirring and inspirational, it was not. Here’s video of the speech, and as you’ll learn, it was a miracle the NL still managed to get out to an early 8-0 lead:
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Chipper Jones said in a speech before Tuesday's MLB All-Star Game that he wasn't going out losing. He and the rest of the National League squad made sure that was the case, dominating the American League and walking away with an 8-0 victory and home-field advantage in the upcoming World Series. Jones received just one at-bat in the contest, and it came in the sixth inning...
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"Look grandpa! Baseball!"
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