Atlanta's Chipper Jones

Discussion in 'Sports' started by texan, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    One and done for Chipper Jones

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Chipper Jones has seen enough baseball history to recognize it when it hits him right
    between the eye-black. His decision to retire is less about achy knees and diminished skills than an
    acknowledgement that even fairy tales must end eventually. Jones still remembers how messy things got
    when Tom Glavine and John Smoltz left Atlanta, and he vowed not to subject the Braves to what he calls the
    same "PR nightmare" all over again.

    But Jones did swap one inconvenient truth for another by calling it quits. Over the next six months, he'll be
    free to visit parks throughout America without reporters coming over and grilling him on his baseball
    future -- or feeling guilty when the questions spill over to his teammates.

    Chipper Jones to retire after 2012 season - ESPN
  2. TheKid

    TheKid Well-Known Member

    I love to watch him play. A class act his entire career.
  3. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    Yes he is. What a record and legacy he has.