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    Chipper Jones done for the year?

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    Looks like it. Huge blow to the Braves.

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    Re: Chipper Jones done for the year?

    Wow, that's a huge bummer for them. I hope he gets better soon. He's a great player and a great leader for that team.
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    Re: Chipper Jones done for the year?

    Like many players that have beat the Reds' brains out over the years, I had a long-standing dislike of Chipper Jones. His name was synonomous for the great run the Braves had since 1991. Not because of anything he did that was obnoxious (besides his high socks) but more because he was just *good* and did things that beat the Reds. I don't like that.

    But after a guy has been so good for so long, you can't but help admire him as a player. Jones has entered that phase of his career in my thinking. So I'm sorry to hear of his injury. I think there was discussion that this might be his last season.

    When we saw the Braves a couple weeks back, I tried to get a "Lar-ry, Lar-ry" chant going when Jones was up to bat for old times sake. Everyone around me looked at me like I was crazy.

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    Re: Chipper Jones done for the year?

    Didn't Chipper already say this would be his last year? So we've seen the last of him then?

    He's my sister's favorite player on her favorite team. I'll have to be sure and rub this in like any good big brother would.
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    Re: Chipper Jones done for the year?

    He's done. Not just for the season, IMO, but for good.

    There has long been speculation that Jones would hang it up when Cox retired. They'd go out together. After playing for Cox his whole career, the thought of breaking in a new manager was something that Jones never seemed to embrace.

    I'd be shocked if Jones is in a baseball uniform next season.

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    Re: Chipper Jones done for the year?

    Quote Originally Posted by 15fan View Post
    He's done. Not just for the season, IMO, but for good.

    There has long been speculation that Jones would hang it up when Cox retired. They'd go out together. After playing for Cox his whole career, the thought of breaking in a new manager was something that Jones never seemed to embrace.

    I'd be shocked if Jones is in a baseball uniform next season.
    He's made some strong hints that would be the case. He's said repeatedly if he feels he can't continue success or stay healthy, he'll hang it up. He said back in May there was a chance this would be his last season. I wouldn't be surprised if he doesn't want to go through another rehab process like this one.
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    Re: Chipper Jones done for the year?

    I hate the Braves but this is a bad way to go out. I'm sure he's going to hang up the cleats now.
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    Re: Chipper Jones done for the year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp View Post
    He's made some strong hints that would be the case. He's said repeatedly if he feels he can't continue success or stay healthy, he'll hang it up. He said back in May there was a chance this would be his last season. I wouldn't be surprised if he doesn't want to go through another rehab process like this one.

    I wouldn't be so sure. A lot of these guys have the best of intentions when they say they will hang up the cleats but when push comes to shove, they try to come back. They miss the life, they miss the guys, they miss the money.
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    Re: Chipper Jones done for the year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    I wouldn't be so sure. A lot of these guys have the best of intentions when they say they will hang up the cleats but when push comes to shove, they try to come back. They miss the life, they miss the guys, they miss the money.
    Yeah that's true, but Chipper doesn't strike me as that kind. He seems like a pretty straight-shooter. I think when he says that, he means it (not that others don't mean it, but saying and doing are obviously two different things).
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    Re: Chipper Jones done for the year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp View Post
    Yeah that's true, but Chipper doesn't strike me as that kind. He seems like a pretty straight-shooter. I think when he says that, he means it (not that others don't mean it, but saying and doing are obviously two different things).
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    Re: Chipper Jones done for the year?

    I expect this will be the last we'll see of Chipper ... until he's elected to the HOF. A heckuva career.
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    Re: Chipper Jones done for the year?

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfandan View Post
    I expect this will be the last we'll see of Chipper ... until he's elected to the HOF. A heckuva career.
    Hmmm...Junior and Chipper going into the HOF together? Good excuse to make it a family road trip to Cooperstown I guess.
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    Re: Chipper Jones done for the year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    I wouldn't be so sure. A lot of these guys have the best of intentions when they say they will hang up the cleats but when push comes to shove, they try to come back. They miss the life, they miss the guys, they miss the money.
    Not Jones. He done.

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    Re: Chipper Jones done for the year?

    Let's not call it quits for Chipper so soon.

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    Re: Chipper Jones done for the year?

    There's a bit of a debate going on, and I'm curious where people here stand on it. Is Chipper Jones a first ballot HoF'er? Is he a HoF'er at all?

    Personally, I say yes, he's a HoF'er without a doubt. First ballot...I'd say no.

    2490 hits
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    He's clearly fallen just short on some of those magic HoF numbers (500 hrs, 3000 hits, 1500 rbi's) and we've seen guys snubbed who fell "just" short. So...what do you guys think? HoF'er, 1st ballot HoF'er, snubbed?
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