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Brian McCann’s Departure to New York Yankees a Good Thing for Atlanta Braves
November 25th, 2013 at 7:42 AM
It's tough to say, but Brian McCann leaving the Atlanta Braves for the New York Yankees is a blessing in disguise. Yes, our catcher for the last nine years to the tune of seven All-Star selections and four Silver Sluggers will now don pinstripes for the "Evil Empire," but it's hard...

Atlanta Braves Players Boycotted Chipper Jones’ First Pitch in NLDS
October 7th, 2013 at 10:36 PM
It's true. Chipper Jones throwing out the first pitch of game one of the National League Division Series to the mascot was weird enough, but the reason no Atlanta Braves players caught it was because they boycotted him, nypost.com reports. The Braves' distaste for Jones apparently dates back to his prediction...

Atlanta Braves May Want to Consider Using First Initial for Chris Johnson, Elliot Johnson, Reed Johnson
September 6th, 2013 at 8:52 AM
The Atlanta Braves have three players with the last name Johnson and two with Upton. Telling by this photo on Twitter, it may be time for the Braves to use a first initial to differentiate Chris Johnson, Elliot Johnson and Reed Johnson.   @Braves Brought to you by Johnson & Johnson...& Johnson...

Atlanta Braves Must Re-Sign Brian McCann for 2014 Season
August 17th, 2013 at 12:35 PM
Atlanta Braves All-Star catcher Brian McCann becomes a free agent at the end of the 2013 season and there is no guarantee the Braves are willing to re-sign him. However, the Braves need to make a priority of bringing the Atlanta native McCann back for at least the 2014 campaign. McCann...

Former Atlanta Brave Chipper Jones Vows to Quit Twitter, Blames Trolls
August 7th, 2013 at 8:38 AM
In a sad day for the Twitterverse, Atlanta Braves legend Chipper Jones has said he will stop posting on Twitter, partially blaming the trolls.   No more twitter for me. Said I'd do it for one year and the time is up. Too much hate and too many trolls. Much love to...

Former Atlanta Brave Eric Hinske Likely to Retire After Being Released by Arizona Diamondbacks
July 19th, 2013 at 8:01 AM
The Arizona Diamondbacks have officially released former Atlanta Braves utility player Eric Hinske from Triple-A Reno after being designated for assignment and playing five games in the minors. Chris Gabel of the Reno Gazette-Journal also reports that Hinske is likely to retire.   1B/DH Eric Hinske is expected to retire after he...

Former Atlanta Brave Chipper Jones Calls for Boycott of Angel Hernandez
July 6th, 2013 at 11:45 AM
When someone has had his number retired by the Atlanta Braves, people generally take what he says seriously, so it will be interesting to see if fans heed to call of Chipper Jones to boycott games umpired by Angel Hernandez.   Our only recourse, as fans, is to turn the station whenever...

Chipper Jones Speaks on Atlanta Braves Retiring Number: Video
July 1st, 2013 at 8:35 AM
***PHOTO1*** It may be a few days since the Atlanta Braves retired no. 10, but Chipper Jones will always hold a special place with the fans. Many saw his speech during the ceremony, but not as many realize how emotional his night was. ***VIDEO1*** "I take great pride in the fact that I...

Atlanta Braves Officially Retire Chipper Jones’ Number
June 28th, 2013 at 7:55 PM
In a pregame ceremony Friday evening, the Atlanta Braves inducted Chipper Jones into the Braves Hall of Fame and retired his no. 10 jersey. With a stage packed with Ted Turner, scout Paul Schneider, Dale Murphy, Bill Bartholomay, Bobby Cox, Frank Wren, John Schuerholz, parents Larry and Lynn Jones, Dan Uggla,...

Atlanta Braves to Retire Chipper Jones’ Number with Arizona Diamondbacks in Town: Series Preview
June 28th, 2013 at 5:03 PM
Let's be honest. More Atlanta Braves fans are interested in seeing Chipper Jones have his number retired than to actually see their three-game series with the Arizona Diamondbacks at Turner Field. Nevertheless, the games must go on, and they're still important. The Braves have lost six of their last nine games...

Chipper Jones, Atlanta Braves Win 1995 World Series: Throwback Video
June 28th, 2013 at 3:34 PM
Since the Atlanta Braves are honoring Chipper Jones by retiring his number on Friday, let's have a look at the most memorable moment of his career - when the Braves beat the Cleveland Indians in the 1995 World Series. ***VIDEO1*** While Tom Glavine won the World Series MVP, Chipper hit .286 with three...

Atlanta Braves to Retire Chipper Jones’ Number in Pregame Ceremony Friday
June 28th, 2013 at 9:13 AM
The time has come. A scant eight months after Chipper Jones retired, the Atlanta Braves will retire his no. 10 in a pregame ceremony at Turner Field on Friday before they take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. ***VIDEO1*** In the 20 years since he made his Major League debut, the Ted saw Chipper...

Andrelton Simmons Watches Video of Chipper Jones to Fix Swing
April 11th, 2013 at 12:04 PM
Andrelton Simmons was scuffling after Monday's game with the Miami Marlins, hitting a paltry .143, but the Atlanta Braves shortstop poured over video of the swing of Braves legend Chipper Jones and saw immediate results. Simmons studied video of Jones' swing on all 51 hits he accumulated while batting right-handed from...

Georgia State House to Recognize Chipper Jones Day
March 2nd, 2013 at 5:46 PM
Former Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones will be honored by the Georiga House of Representatives next week after a resolution was passed on Friday, ajc.com reports. Rep. Sam Teasley, R-Marietta, sponsored the resolution, and Jones is scheduled to appear for Chipper Jones Day on Tuesday. Chipper's no. 10 is also schedule to...

Atlanta Braves to Induct Chipper Jones into Hall of Fame, Retire Number
February 19th, 2013 at 9:10 AM
That didn't take long. The Atlanta Braves are already planning on inducting Chipper Jones into the Braves Hall of Fame and retiring his no. 10 jersey in a pre-game ceremony June 28, according to a braves.com press release. Atlanta will roll out the red carpet for Jones just like they did...

Atlanta Braves Clubhouse Takes More Reserved Tone
February 16th, 2013 at 7:44 PM
It's not secret that the 2013 Atlanta Braves have a lot of new faces, so the clubhouse culture has naturally shifted, Dave O'Brien reports, to a much more reserved tone. With the retirement of Chipper Jones, trade of Martin Prado and departure of Peter Moylan, Eric Hinske and David Ross via...

Chipper Jones a No-show at Atlanta Braves Camp
February 15th, 2013 at 5:31 PM
The fact that Chipper Jones is not at Spring Training with the Atlanta Braves yet shouldn't be surprising with the fact that he's finally retired, but had been expected to come and throw around a few pointers, only to not show up the first day of camp, braves.com reports. Alas, it...

Chipper Jones to Spend Time at Atlanta Braves Spring Training
February 9th, 2013 at 9:40 AM
Former Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones will be at Spring Training this season after all, as a guest, Mark Bowman reports. The Braves officially report to camp in Kissimmee, Fla., on Feb. 14, and Chipper, by team request, will spend five days at Spring Training starting Feb. 15. Instead of...

Chipper Jones Honored by BBWAA, Admits Desire to Return to Atlanta Braves
January 20th, 2013 at 6:25 PM
Former Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones was in New York City for a Baseball Writers Association of America dinner Saturday night. While he was being honored for his legendary career, Jones admitted to wanting to momentarily make a comeback with the Braves, Adam Rubin reports. Jones says the yearning was...

Teams Still Attempting to Court Chipper Jones
January 8th, 2013 at 4:02 PM
Atlanta Braves legend Chipper Jones reiterated his commitment to retiring after the 2012 season countless times in his final year, but that hasn't stopped teams from inquiring into the 40-year-old slugger, the New York Post's Mark Hale reports. Hale says that B.B. Abbott, Chipper's agent, confirmed that numerous teams have called...