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MIAMI (AP) -- The Miami Marlins want Chipper Jones to go fishing.
Truth is, they've probably felt that way for a while.
Jones, who has more logged more games, hits, home runs and RBIs against the Marlins than anyone else, added to his collection of going-away gifts from his final season before his last game in Miami on Wednesday night. The Marlins gave Jones a fancy fly-fishing rod and reel among other gifts in a pregame ceremony, one that also included a video tribute and greetings from Jeff Conine and Jose Reyes.
Jones has said he is retiring after the 2012 campaign ends.
"I don't know why he wants to quit playing," said Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen, who raved about things Jones did during Miami's 4-3 win over Atlanta on Tuesday night. "To me, good. Yeah, get out of here. He plays against the Marlins very well."
Very, very well -- with better numbers in many categories than any Marlins opponent.
Jones played in his 244th game against the Marl...
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Chipper Jones is trying to squeeze every last inch out of the final season of his 18-year MLB career. If that means joining the rookies and dressing up like a moron, so be it. As you can see from the photo above that Braves pitcher Peter Moylan shared on Twitter, the Braves made their rookies dress up in dumb Halloween costumes recently and Chipper joined them.
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Chipper Jones continues his farewell tour to Major League Baseball tonight with his last stop in Philadelphia as the Phillies take on the Braves. According to the Inquirer's Matt Gelb, the Phillies will honor Chipper Jones prior to tonight's series opener at Citizens Bank Park:
The Phillies will present Atlanta...
The Great Big Good Bye Farewell Tour of one Chipper Jones keeps on churning, as the Atlanta Braves made a stop this week in Miami for a three-games series with the Marlins. On the final game of the series on Wednesday night, the Marlins organization paid its respects to Chipper and his marvelous, Hall of [...]
The Miami Marlins paid homage to the career of Atlanta third baseman Chipper Jones on Wednesday night, presenting him with gifts before his final game in South Florida.
Jones, who plans to retire after the season, received a fishing rod among other items from the Marlins. Jones has picked up many presents this year, including a surfboard from the San Diego Padres and a year'...
Chipper Jones has seen his share of tributes in his final season with the Braves.
Hes been honored by most of the teams on his farewell tour around the majors, receiving all kinds of items.
There was a cowboy hat in Houston, a surfboard in San Diego, a few used bases, an autographed Stan Musial jersey in St. Louis and even a years supply of sausage by the Brewers.
A grill was...
Fox Sports South has brought us this tribute for retiring Atlanta Braves legend Chipper Jones...his likeness cut into a corn maze.
The corn maze was created by Braves fans Misty and Lamar Duren of Walnut Grove, Georgia. Creating corn mazes is nothing new for them, and last year, they made a maze to honor Atlanta company Coca-Cola, celebrating its 125th anniversary.
This is pretty...
Chipper Jones has feasted on the Marlins throughout his career. Through 244 games against the club, the Braves third baseman unloaded 40 home runs, 165 RBIs while hitting .299. He's notched the most games, blasts and RBIs against the Marlins than any other player. So it was only fitting the Marlins gave Jones a rod, a reel and fishing gear as a parting gift for his retirement...
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Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones appeared on the Kiss Cam during Wednesday night's game at Marlin Park in Miami, so teammate Freddie Freeman planted one on Chipper's cheek. Your browser does not support iframes. Although it was a bit awkward, it also seemed appropriate in a way, with Jones playing his final game at Marlin Park before he retires at the end of the...
Retiring Atlanta Braves 3rd baseman Chipper Jones appeared on 'Kiss Cam' last night and Freddie Freeman smooched him.
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When it comes to the Kiss Cam, no one is safe. Back in July, President Barack Obama learned the lesson. During Wednesday's game against the Marlins, Braves third baseman Chipper Jones was the latest one to suffer embarrassment via the Kiss Cam. And it was as a result of his teammates. In the seventh inning of the game, the Kiss Cam shifted to Jones and teammates Freddie Freeman...
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MIAMI (AP) -- Kris Medlen and Chipper Jones found themselves linked in baseball's record books with Whitey Ford and Lou Gehrig.
More importantly to the Atlanta Braves, they just kept rolling along.
Medlen pitched eight innings of four-hit ball and the Braves won his start for the 21st straight time, beating the Miami Marlins 3-0 on Wednesday night. Jones went 1 for 4 in his...