Found March 25, 2012 on The Sports Rocker:
PLAYERS: Chipper Jones
TEAMS: Atlanta Braves
Chipper Jones has already announced that this is his final year in the MLB. He even went so far as to say he wasn't sure he could make it through this season. Then, late this week, it was announced that he's going to need surgery before the season to shore up his knee and that he hopes to return before the start of play in April. I'm not sold. At some point this year, Chipper Jones is going to say, I'll make a spot appearance at Turner Field so the locals can pay their respect but for all intents and purposes I'm retiring now. He's not going to play this year. This picture that convinced me of that is below the fold.

He hardly looks like the same guy who came into the league in the early '90s. He's had a good run, he's been loyal to the Braves for a long time. He's won a World Series, played his position well and (for the most part) been a steady offensive threat in the Atlanta lineup. He's got nothing left to prove; I don't see him coming back.

Chipper Jones faces sixth knee surgery

Chipper Jones will miss the start of his last season due to arthroscopic surgery on the left knee he injured shortly before he announced his impending retirement. Jones slipped during stretching a little while before his press conference March 2, the Braves said, and will undergo his sixth knee surgery March 26. He is hoping to return for the team's home opener on April 13...

Braves 3B Jones to miss three weeks

Atlanta Braves veteran third baseman Chipper Jones has undergone successful arthroscopic surgery to repair a tear in his left knee and is expected to be out for three weeks. The procedure was performed Monday in Atlanta by Dr. Marvin Royster.Jones suffered the injury while stretching prior to batting practice last Thursday - and moments before his news conference to announce his...

Braves 3B Jones to have surgery on torn meniscus

Atlanta Braves veteran third baseman Chipper Jones will undergo arthroscopic on Monday surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. Jones suffered the injury while stretching prior to batting practice on Thursday - and moments before his news conference to announce his retirement at the end of the season. Jones, who will turn 40 next month, had surgery to repair a torn meniscus...

Jones expects to come off DL Tuesday

Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones has taken more than 100 swings in early batting practice Monday, a day before he's eligible to come off the disabled list. Jones and a number of Braves took early batting practice before the start of their three-game series against the Houston Astros. Jones, who turns 40 later this month, opened the season on the DL following surgery...

Atlanta Braves 3B Chipper Jones to have knee surgery

Atlanta Braves 3B Chipper Jones announced this week that this season will be his last. His last season has not gotten off to the start that he might have been hoping for as he is now scheduled to undergo knee surgery. On Monday, the future Hall of Famer will undergo arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus. The injury Jones sustained was while the veteran was stretching...

Chipper has sixth knee surgery

The Chipper Jones retirement tour has already gotten off to a bad start. The Atlanta Braves third baseman underwent a minor arthroscopic procedure on his knee today. The procedure was needed for some torn meniscus but the veteran says he should be back on the field next week and ready for the teams home opener on April 13th. Chipper Jones and Dr. Marvin Royster convened Monday...

The Baseball Show: Chipper Jones Will Retire

Last night was episode 51 of The Baseball Show. If you haven’t listened to the show yet, what’s wrong with you? We’re working on some good guests this season. Plus we have some very entertaining segments coming within the next couple weeks. Clint Evans of Diamond Hoggers, M.J. Lloyd of Halo Hangout and I actually talked some baseball last night: -I talked about my new gig...

Chipper Jones Will Get My Vote For The Hall

Some opponents you loathe. You watch with venom in your heart for how they destroy your team, for their arrogance and attitude. Other opponents you respect and admire, and salute for their longevity and talent. Such is the case with the Braves’ Chipper Jones. The inevitable became official this morning when Jones announced this would be his final season playing third base for...

Chipper Jones: A (Brief) Retrospective

In 1995, I discovered baseball. It was during the Yankees’ first-round failure that I first felt any connection to a sport, and in 1996 I was along for the full (and much happier) ride. Also in 1995, baseball discovered Chipper Jones. Well, maybe you can say that happened a little earlier, when the Braves selected the 18-year-old shortstop first overall in the 1990 amateur draft...

Chipper stands a step above them all

By Bud L. Ellis Chipper Jones debuted in the big leagues as a shortstop in1993 ATLANTA — In the spring of 1994, a 21-year-old converted shortstop found himself trying to make a major-league roster. At the same time, a 21-year-old college student found himself trying to make his mark as sports editor of his college newspaper. And on the airwaves that spring, a song worked its way...

Jarrod Saltalamacchia 'Happy' for Mentor Chipper Jones in Wake of Third Baseman's Retirement Announcement

FORT MYERS, Fla. –– First, Jason Varitek retired. Then, earlier this week, Braves third baseman Chipper Jones announced his retirement, effective following the 2012 season. In a span of weeks, two of Jarrod Saltalamacchia's mentors have closed the books on their illustrious careers. Considering Jones advised him as a rookie in the Atlanta organization, that retirement announcement...


Kent Covington is joined by sports writer and BravesWire contributor, Bud Ellis, to discuss Chipper Jones’ retirement. NOTE: This was recorded prior to public announcement that Chipper Jones will undergo knee surgery and begin the season on the DL.  (Please notice “play in popup” link under flash player. This is often a more convenient way to listen.) Before you go, check...

When it comes to Chipper, think of the good times

When I heard this morning that Chipper Jones was planning on retiring after this season, I was struck with what emotionally confused people call “mixed feelings.” I used to hate Chipper Jones a lot back in the days before the rise of the Phillies and Shane Victorino. Besides those two years when John Rocker was relevant, Jones was the premier public enemy for Mets fans from 1998...

Talking Joba’s Injury, Chipper Retires, and Wilpon’s Victory @ 8pm

A loaded Grapefruit Roundup tonight at 8pm Hear me talk about the Joba Chamberlain‘s injury and answer the critics who believe I am off base in my criticism of his judgement. I also talk about Chipper Jones being an all-time Mets killer, and what the Wilpon victory in court means for the Mets. Joining me during the hour is Neil Keefe of WFAN, Brian Erni of Metsblog and author...
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