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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!” chant, and perhaps a sitting ovation from what will likely be a three-quarters-empty ballpark on an NFL Sunday?
Clearly, Mark gets it… Check out his full article…
This isn’t about whether or not Chipper is a great ballplayer and future Hall of Famer, of course he is. But for crying out loud he’s dashed our hopes and crushed our spirit ever since his rookie season.
As Simon points out, Jones enters this series with 40 go-ahead hits against the Mets, matching Hall of Famer Willie Stargell for the most against them. He’s torched the Mets for 264 hits, 49 home runs and 158 RBI’s with a .963 OPS.
Goodbye, good luck,
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The New York Mets have given Chipper Jones a piece of artwork to honor the Atlanta star on his final trip to their ballpark.
The Mets paid tribute to the retiring 40-year-old slugger before Friday night's game at Citi Field.
Jones was a longtime Mets nemesis. The 3-D art portrays Shea Stadium, where Jones did most of his damage against the Mets.
Jones says he isn't sure...
DRINKS TO THAT
Chipper Jones is being honored by a New York bar. Why would they honor a rival player? See what their reason is.
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.
Jones says he'll ''be pleading...
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 Mets fans have been on a first-name basis with Larry Wayne “Chipper” Jones since 1995. It was then that Jones hit his first of many big league home runs at Shea Stadium. To make matters worse, it was a ninth inning game winner. Since that day in May, Jones has been readily identified by one name…kinda like Yogi, the Babe or Snooki.
Chipper Jones is one of the only...
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 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 -- Chipper Jones didn't hurt the Mets in the first game of his Flushing farewell, but the rest of the Atlanta Braves made sure he walked off the field a winner again on a night his fierce rivals honored him. Jones went 0-for-4 and made an error, not hitting one of his trademark home runs against the Mets, but Jason Heyward and Dan Uggla each went deep in Atlanta'...
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...