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CINCINNATI (AP) -- Braves third baseman Chipper Jones was out for the third straight game Monday because of a bruised left calf, saying he's a day or two away from being able to play.
He really wants to be back on the field sometime during a four-game series with the Cincinnati Reds, who are honoring him in his final season. They've put a tribute on the sides of the bases for the series.
Before the closing game of the series on Thursday, they'll honor Jones on the field and present him with one of the bases.
"Very cool," Jones said Monday before the series opener. "And it's unique. It's something I never would have thought of, but it's awfully nice and very classy of the Cincinnati Reds organization to do that.
"I look forward to getting out there and hopefully looking at the bases, hopefully rounding it once or twice. But we'll see."
The 40-year-old Atlanta star has announced he'll retire after the season. The Tampa Bay Rays honored him on Sunday with a video tribute. Jones left the dugout and tipped his cap to the fans, who gave a standing ovation.
"I really don't know how to react to what's going on," Jones said. "It's hard for me to put into words. Obviously most places I've gone during the course of my career, I've gotten booed. I've heard a lot of hate and all that kind of stuff. Yesterday (in Florida) I step out of the dugout and see everyone is standing and clapping -- it's a real shock, but much appreciated."
Jones hasn't played since Friday night, when he was hit on the leg by B.J. Upton's hard-hop grounder. He said on Monday that he's still got a welt the size of a golf ball where the ball hit his leg. He had the ankle and lower calf wrapped.
"If I were to foul a ball off of that right now, you might as well just dig a hole and bury me right there at home plate because I'm not getting up," he said. "It's still really painful and my range of motion is not good enough to be able to go out there and play defense or run the bases and all that kind of stuff. I'm hopeful the last game or two of the series I'll be able to get in there."
BEST OF MAXIM
HONORING A LEGEND
The Reds have planned a unique way to honor the longtime Braves star during his farewell tour before retiring when the teams play a series this week in Cincinnati.
Drew Sutton has been traded to Tampa Bay for ptbnl or cash.
— Kristy Robinson (@Kristy_Robinson) May 21, 2012
It was over before it ever started.
Just yesterday, the Pirates acquired Drew Sutton from Atlanta for cash. He now has been traded to Tampa Bay for a player to be named later or cash. I would assume that it is going to be for a player, because if not, it means the Pirates...
The entire Atlanta Braves bullpen got all over Rays' ball boy for misplaying this foul ball. Livan Hernandez capped the fun by showering the kid with sunflower seeds.
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#Pirates acquire infielder Drew Sutton from Atlanta organization for cash considerations and assign him to Triple-A Indianapolis.
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) May 20, 2012
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For all you New York fans wondering what ever happened former-Mets starter Livan Hernandez— well, he's throwing balls for the Atlanta Braves bullpen and picking on opposing team's ballboys for fun.
During Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays, the 37-year old Hernandez tossed what looked like a couple of handfuls of sunflower seeds at a ballboy after the youngster...
Your browser does not support iframes. A couple days late on this video, but it’s far too amusing to pass up briefly mentioning it. One of the more important responsibilities of a ball boy at work in a major league ballpark is to ensure the safety of members of both teams’ bullpens if those bullpens [...]
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Yeah, it's as goofy as you'd think that it would be.
But it is an athlete, albeit a now former one trying to do what people at the Weather Channel do for a living; forecast the weather.
Smoltz was a guest on the Your Weather Today morning show shot in the metro Atlanta area. In this video, the former ace pitcher for the Atlanta Braves and current game analyst for TBS...
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Mike Leake (0-5, 6.21) vs. Mike Minor...