Found September 28, 2012 on
Pro Sports Daily:
New York Mets
ATLANTA -- Lucas Duda spoiled Chipper Jones' big night with a three-run home run into the right field seats in the top of the seventh inning and the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 3-1. The Braves had honored Jones in a pregame ceremony, showering him with tributes and gifts, including dismantling and installing his clubhouse locker in his new house. Despite all the emotion running through the ball park, Tim Hudson and Jonathan Niese got right down to business. Hudson (16-7) had his sinker working from the first batter, allowing only three hits yet facing only one batter over the minimum through five innings thanks to sharp defense and a caught-stealing. Freddie Freeman's fourth-inning home run was the only time a Brave got past first base. To that point, Niese (13-9) had allowed only two hits, one each in the first and second innings, which didn't hurt him. He scattered some fly-ball outs but mostly got the same grounders Hudson was getting. He wasn't...
BEST OF MAXIM
I always said I wasn't going to discuss this publicly, but I'm tired of the supposed "Braves Fam" bullying me about it, so here's why I'm not a Chipper fan.
He made my brother cry.
My mom was sick pretty often when I was a kid. I won't go into details, but it's a chronic (and possibly eventually terminal) illness, and I ended up mothering my little...
All year long, Chipper Jones received parting gifts for his pending retirement. From a Fenway Park plaque, to a surfboard, to a year's supply of sausages, Jones was showered with presents this season. But on Friday night, the Braves third baseman capped his farewell tour with the ultimate ceremony. During a pregame ceremony, the organization announced it would renovate 10 youth...
ATLANTA Chipper Jones deserved it all.
All the kind words that flowed from the mouths of teammates, ex-Braves, Hall of Famers and even Michael Jordan.
All the gifts that were given to him.
All the video highlights of his career that were shown during the three-hour Chipperpalooza at Turner Field on Friday night.
It's rare that a player with the skills and heart...
ATLANTA -- Lucas Duda spoiled Chipper Jones' big night with a three-run home run in the seventh inning, and the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 3-1 Friday at Turner Field. The Braves had honored Jones in a pregame ceremony, showering him with tributes and gifts, including dismantling and installing his clubhouse locker in his new house. Despite all the emotion running...
On a night when the Braves honored future hall-of-famer Chipper Jones and the state’s governor declared it ‘Chipper Jones Day’ in Georgia, the New York Mets spoiled the evening with a 3-1 victory on Friday night. Or. Should I say, Lucas Duda spoiled the night with a three-run bomb to give NY a lead they would not relinquish.
OH DUDA DAY: With the Mets trailing 1-0 in the...
ATLANTA (AP) -- Former Atlanta manager Bobby Cox and Hall of Famer Hank Aaron participated as the Braves paid tribute to Chipper Jones before Friday night's game against the Mets.
Aaron gave Jones a third base with the words "Chipper Jones 1993-2012." The special bases with the tribute to Jones were used in the game. The on-deck circles also carried the logo, and Jones...
ATLANTA (AP) -- Lucas Duda's three-run homer in the seventh gave New York the lead, Jonathon Niese pitched seven strong innings for his third straight win and the Mets beat Tim Hudson and the Braves 3-1 on Friday night.
The Braves, who have wrapped up at least a wild-card berth, began the night four games behind the Nationals in the NL East. Atlanta has only five games remaining...
Game after game, time after time, we have seen Chipper Jones –or as us Mets affectionately now him, “LAA-RRYY”– find a way to somehow tomahawk the Amazin’s. For years we have seen the 1990 first overall pick dismantle Flushing’s Finest be it with the bat or the glove, however that ended today.
Playing in his final game against his favorite opponent, Chipper got one last...
Chipper Jones debuted with the Braves in 1993. This weekend, he plays the final reg season home games of his career.
Not only did the Braves clinch a Wild Card spot in their first game of the homestand, a Cardinals loss the following night means the Braves have clinched home field advantage for the October 5th Wild Card game.
There were many great performances during the series...
ATLANTA (AP) -- Kris Medlen did his part to ensure Chipper Jones' last regular-season home game was a win.
Then again, all of the Atlanta Braves have been winning a lot with Medlen on the mound.
The Braves won for a major league record 23rd straight time in games started by Medlen, beating the New York Mets 6-2 on Sunday as a sellout crowd cheered Jones' every move.
While they've already wrapped up a spot in the postseason, the Atlanta Braves are still holding out hope for a bigger prize.
The Braves will try to bolster their faint NL East title hopes Monday night by taking advantage of a visit to the stumbling Pittsburgh Pirates.
Atlanta (93-66) is rolling into its second postseason appearance in three years having won 12 of 15, but will...
Do you remember that episode of South Park where the community tried to save the town from being made into an interstate highway by pooling their money and putting it all on 31 black, and they won $350,000? But then they thought that if they put that money on 31 black again and it hit, "We can save the town and be super-rich!" And then it came up 2 red (even though there...