Chipper Jones said that this year will be his last. Over at SI.com, our man Cliff Corcoran appreciates the future Hall of Famer.
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For the most part I'm willing to credit Jones as one of those guys who rises above the laundry. I've never rooted for his team, but I've never found it in myself to hate him.
1) Obviously you're not a Mets fan.
Off-topic (carry-over from last night):
It's 9:49 a.m. on March 23, and I've officially reached "Enough of Bobby Valentine's mouth to last me for an entire season" status.
This is a spooky achievement on Valentine's part, because it's not even the season yet. It's as if that annual "tax freedom day" people talk about somehow happened before January 1. Valentine's annoyingness has transcended the laws of time and how has the power to operate in negative space.
Honestly, I can picture him as a Warner Bros. cartoon character, pausing in mid-tiptoe to cast an aside through the fourth wall and tell the audience, "Shh! Watch how I add some spice to this rivalry I was just hired to start caring about!" Tee hee.
 What gave it away? :)
 "Watch me trick Joe out of his Cocoa Pebbles!"
I know the guy was a multi-sport demigod in his school days, but he sounds like that whiny kid who was always picked last and resents it as an otherwise successful grown-up.
Man, I saw Jones play in AAA when he was 21. He's had one helluva career.
 Valentine can go screw. He should be forced to wear clown shoes and a red nose in the dugout.
it's been a privilege to watch him play here in atlanta all these years. he'll be very missed. what an incredible career! first-ballot hall-of-famer, no doubt. one of the greatest switch-hitters of all-time. i hope he keeps his .300/.400/.500 line. his other stats are pretty eye-popping. and he's not as bad as you might think in the field, plus he's got about 150 stolen bags, too.
in a few years, he'll probably be the atlanta braves' hitting coach and keep that job for ages.
thanks chipper and congrats on a stellar career!!!
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