Posted July 01, 2012 on AP on Fox

27 Feb 1998: Chipper Jones #10 of the Atlanta Braves signs autographs for the fans during a Spring Training game against the Kansas City Royals at the Disney Wide World of Sports Stadium in Orlando, Florida. The Royals defeated the Braves 3-2. Mandatory
Chipper Jones would like to make a final appearance in the All-Star game before retiring, but more importantly, he is looking for the Atlanta Braves to play better. After a disappointing series against the team atop the NL East, Jones and the Braves look to bounce back during a four-game set against the MLB-worst Chicago Cubs beginning Monday night. Atlanta (41-37) dropped two of three to Washington in a sweltering weekend set, losing 8-4 on Sunday. The Braves rotation, which was solid in a series victory against Arizona to begin this homestand, gave up 14 runs - 11 earned - over 15 innings against the Nationals. "We have the ability, as a team, to play brilliantly," said Jones, who had a double Sunday to extend his hitting streak to eight games. "We also have the ability, at times, to bring out our inner Bad News Bears." Before the game, Jones expressed a desire to make his eighth All-Star appearance. He's one of five candidates for the final NL spot, t...
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