Markakis: Signing with Braves 'just felt right'

ATLANTA (AP) Nick Markakis walked into the Turner Field home clubhouse on Friday and rattled off the names of Braves players he cheered for as a kid living near Atlanta. Chipper Jones. Andruw Jones. David Justice. Fred McGriff. Greg Maddux. John Smoltz. Tom Glavine. Born in New York, Markakis moved to Woodstock, Georgia, north of Atlanta, when he was 10. He said he remembers his...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Grumpy Greg Oden, Chipper Jones Cat Cradle & KUBoobs 2014 Debut

  Kentucky Just Won The National Title Did you watch that destruction of Kansas last night? Did you watch the Jayhawks look helpless?...
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November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Chipper Jones & Playboy-Posing Fiancee Taylor Higgins Wedding Registry

  Chipper Jones and Taylor Higgins, better known as the University of Kentucky cheerleader turned Playboy cam model, are getting married in June...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Chipper Jones Thinks Florida Would Have Trouble With Stetson, Which Didn’t Have A Football Program Until 2013

Not much is going right for Florida football right now. The Gators lost to Missouri on Saturday, 42-13, despite holding the Tigers to 119 yards of total offense. Head coach Will Muschamp’s hot seat is on fire, and with several tough games on the schedule down the stretch, the Gators may flirt with missing a bowl game for the second straight season. On Saturday, former Atlanta Braves...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Chipper Jones’ Question About UF Football Makes You Wonder

Chipper Jones wonders if the Florida Gators could beat Stetson in football. After Saturday in The Swamp, he may be right.
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves begin offseason amidst change

On August 1st, the Braves were 6 games over .500 and had lost in spectacular fashion to the offense-challenged San Diego Padres on a night that the team once again trotted out the struggling Mike Minor amid the worry that his downhill slide could be costly to Atlanta down the stretch. As it would turn out, Mike Minor was only one part of the behemoth that kept the Braves out of the...
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter Tour Overblown?

When you are rich, people just give you thingsWe are winding down the Derek Jeter era for the Yankees Major League Baseball world and many are asking the question of whether the Love Tour is necessary.  To me ... no.  While Jeter is a Yankee legend and one of the better players of our time, this is much too much. First off, the tour itself.  I hate them, unless you are really...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Chipper Jones Knows What’s Not Good For The Gators

Florida Gators fan Chipper Jones knows exactly what's not good for the Orange and Blue.
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

John Rocker has agreed to join the cast of ‘Survivor’

When you think of former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker, the first word that comes to mind is “controversy”. As we all know, Rocket made some disturbing comments in a Sports Illustrated article back in 1999 which still follows him to this day. They say controversy sells and a popular show hopes that remains true for Rocker. According to Entertainment Weekly, Rocker has agreed...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Chipper Jones Runs Into Manny Ramirez at Airport

For the past two months, former big league superstar Manny Ramirez has lived in virtual isolation…Des Moines, Iowa. But, earlier this week, there was a sighting of the 12-time Major League All-Star by none other than…Chipper Jones? Walking thru the Des Moines airport and who do I bump into??? None other than a dreadlock-less, Manny Ramirez. Of all the gin joints…. — Chipper...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Chipper Jones Runs Into Manny Ramirez at Airport

For the past two months, former big league superstar Manny Ramirez has lived in virtual isolation…Des Moines, Iowa. But, earlier this week, there was a sighting of the 12-time Major League All-Star by none other than…Chipper Jones? Walking thru the Des Moines airport and who do I bump into??? None other than a dreadlock-less, Manny Ramirez. Of all the gin joints…. — Chipper...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Chopcast: Braves in thick of tight NL playoff race

The last time the Atlanta Braves found themselves with their backs against the wall in a playoff race, the foundation was different. Chipper Jones and Brian McCann were still in uniform. So were Martin Prado and Michael Bourn. The pitching staff deferred to the likes of Tim Hudson and Kris Medlen. Those names, for a variety of reasons, do not make up the corps of the 2014 Braves...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Long-time Braves broadcaster Pete Van Wieren passed away, and everyone paid tribute

On Saturday morning, we learned that long-time Atlanta Braves broadcaster Pete Van Wieren had passed away at the age of 69. Van Wieren was one of the voices of my childhood, along with the late Skip Caray, and the loss hit everyone that grew up watching Braves baseball on TBS quite hard. During the telecast of Saturday night’s Padres-Braves game in San Diego, Fox Sports South went...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

A brief recap and a few more thoughts on the trade deadline

I had the Pirates game on last night and was dozing off throughout the whole game, but my one main takeaway was this: Of course, hours after the Pirates fail to trade for pitching help, Jeff Locke gives up a game-breaking home run to Andy Marte. Andy Marte, you might recall, was once the successor to Chipper Jones in Atlanta, then was dealt to Boston for Edgar Renteria, then was...
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Like Her Dad, Josie Canseco Loves Social Media

Confession time.  I’m like a lot of you…I’ve poked some fun at Jose Canseco online.  But, as time has passed, I’ve come to realize something. Unlike a number of former big leaguers out there on the Twitters (looking your way John Rocker and Chipper Jones), I think the former American League MVP actually gets it.  I mean, dude is sitting at more than half a million followers...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Who Will Get the Next Retirement Tour?

This is the fourth season in five in which we’ve experienced — or for some, endured — a retirement tour. First was Bobby Cox in 2010, and then Chipper Jones, Mariano Rivera and Derek Jeter have all been feted by their peers around the game. That begs the question, who’s next? Well, if our very […]
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Starter At American Century Thinks Chipper Jones Had 27,000 Hits

  (Nice recovery. Played it off like a pro.) That’s a helluva career. You think there’s any way Chipper will get into the…
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitching inside paying off for Will Roberts

As the Akron RubberDucks travel to Richmond for a key divisional battle with the first place Flying Squirrels, RubberDucks right-hander Will Roberts has the opportunity to take a stroll down memory lane. When his turn comes to take the mound, the Virginia native can not only feel like he's pitching in a home game, but he can also harken back to the days of his youth when one...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Jayson Werth or Jase Robertson, you decide!

The Washington Nationals have a connection with the Duck Dynasty stars, namely due to the fact that first baseman Adam LaRoache is apart of their hunting show, Buck Commander. LaRoache joins Willie Robertson, country singers Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan, along with former major league baseball players Chipper Jones and Ryan Langerhans. Jase Robertson is apparently in Washington D...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Chipper Jones Supports 19-Year-Old Hunter

Man, some people simply do not like Kendall Jones. Don’t know who Kendall Jones is?  She’s the 19-year-old who, in the past couple of days has ignited a firestorm with some pictures she posted online of her recent trip to Africa. And, no, these aren’t your garden variety vacation pictures.  You see, the Texas Tech cheerleader is also a hunter and these are pictures of her...
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Allen Craig and All of Those Ground Balls

In case you haven’t noticed, Allen Craig’s ground ball rate has jumped rather drastically (55% so far this year, compared to 45% last year according to Fangraphs).  While we’re still operating in relative small sample size land, it’s still a rather alarming jump, so much so that I wanted to get some historical context.  With that goal I grabbed all of the seasons of greater...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Chipper Jones welcomes Emmy Award for DRIVEN series

ATLANTA -- Chipper Jones wasn't expecting his latest award. From the 1999 NL MVP trophy to his eight All-Star nominations, the former Atlanta Braves great accumulated plenty of hardware over his illustrious 19-year career, but getting one recognizing his performance on TV is a new one. "I spent my whole career trying to win ballgames and win Gold Gloves and batting titles and stuff...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Chipper Jones Tweets Love For Florida Gators Softball Championship

Chipper Jones tweeted out love for the Florida Gators softball national championship on Friday.
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves draft high school bat Braxton Davidson in first round

With a few of their top-choice candidates off the board by pick No. 32, the Atlanta Braves strayed from their recent organizational trademark of selecting top pitching talent by picking up high school bat Braxton Davidson with their top pick in the 2014 MLB Draft. Davidson, a 6-foot-2, 210-pound first baseman/outfielder out of T.C. Roberson High School in Asheville, N.C., is projected...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Interview: Singer Erin Alvey O’Sullivan On How She Got Chipper Jones To Make Video

  Years ago, Erin Alvey O’Sullivan’s date surprised her with a trip to Atlanta’s Turner Field for a baseball game, and she fell…
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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