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NEW YORK (AP) -- Every which way Chipper Jones turned at Citi Field, someone wanted to thank him.
Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon presented the Atlanta star with a pricey piece of 3-D artwork. A policeman gave him a firm handshake, an usher provided a pat on the back. A man intercepted Jones in the hallway near the clubhouse, reached into a shopping bag and handed over the Braves flag that flew over Shea Stadium and a framed part of the outfield wall.
"I sure appreciate it," Jones told the memorabilia dealer.
Sure was a lot of love for someone who spent almost two decades tormenting the New York Mets.
Jeered, heckled and serenaded with derisive chants of "Lar-ry! Lar-ry!" for years, Jones arrived at the ballpark Friday for his final series in Queens. The retiring 40-year-old slugger was treated like a king, too, showered with smiles and compliments as he greeted fans behind the cage during batting practice.
"Kind of weird," he said during ...
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Braves third baseman Chipper Jones is out of the starting lineup for his last game in New York against the Mets, a bittersweet finish against the team he's tormented throughout his 19 seasons in the major leagues.
Jones says he told manager Fredi Gonzalez on Saturday night that he needed the day off, but now says he's feeling better.
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The Chipper Jones farewell tour that has been making its way across the country since the season began is slowly coming to an end. With time running out on the career of the future Hall of Famer there are only a few more road games left for the Braves before the playoffs start, [...]
Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones is out of the starting lineup for his last game in New York against the Mets, a bittersweet finish against the team he has tormented throughout his 19 seasons in the major leagues.
Jones says he told manager Fredi Gonzalez on Saturday night that he needed the day off but now says he's feeling better.
Jones says he'll ''...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mets fans cheered the loudest for Chipper Jones once he was out of their ballpark for good.
When he took the lineup card to home plate before his last game in Queens, Jones got some scattered applause. When he pinch hit in the ninth, he received cheers in full voice -- along with some boos, of course.
Jones walked, and once a pinch runner came in to replace him...
Chipper Jones and the Braves got the better of the Mets one more time.
Brian McCann homered and drove in the go-ahead run in extra innings to give Atlanta a 3-2 win over the Mets on Sunday in Chipper Jones' final game in New York.
Jones did not start, but manager Fredi Gonzalez sent him out with the lineup card before the game and the retiring Braves star got a warm hand from...
Chipper Jones has spent much of his 19-year career tormenting the New York Mets and their fans.
The future Hall of Famer is getting one last series to do it in person.
Jones will try to help the Atlanta Braves extend their NL wild-card lead in the opener of a three-game set Friday night.
Jones is ending his long and outstanding career after this season, and he's spent a great...
I must have read a dozen or so articles on what Mets fans should or shouldn’t do as Chipper Jones brings his farewell tour to Flushing for one last goodbye.
In a post entitled, “Honor Chipper? Not So Fast”, Mark Simon of ESPN concludes with the following:
Maybe it seems a bit dopey to say this, but wouldn’t a more fitting tribute be to serenade him a few times with a “LARRY...
I am a David Wright fan. I’ve been an ardent supporter of the Mets’ third baseman since his first call-up to the big leagues in 2004. I’ve seen him produce some of the greatest offensive seasons in franchise history and I’ve seen him make outstanding defensive plays. I’ve also seen him represent the Mets at the All-Star Game more often that not.
I have never been...
NEW YORK -- The Mets survived Chipper Jones' final at-bat in Flushing, when he seemed poised to deliver one more torturous blow. But all that did was send Jones out of Citi Field hitless in his final series there, before the Braves managed to push across a run without him in the 10th inning Sunday. Brian McCann, who picked up Jones' mantle as a Mets-killer the past two...
We may have just witnessed the farewell tour of Placido Polanco in Major League Baseball, as he was placed on the DL yet again. He certainly didn't garner the same amount of fanfare as Chipper Jones has this year in his final season. Of course Polly hasn't called it a career yet, that's merely speculation on my part. Polly's second tour of duty with the Phillies...