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“Bowhunting is the ultimate,” Jones said on his show’s website, “and I find so many similarities with baseball in that you can always learn new things that can improve your odds of success if you just soak up all the knowledge you can and learn from all your experiences!”
I'm shocked to learn Chipper Jones is an avid hunter.
You are clearly not a Braves fan, because otherwise "news" that Chipper Jones is a hunter would be like "news" that Chipper Jones was a third baseman.
Even if you didn't already know Larry was a hunter it woudln't be surprising to find out, but I was surprised a few years back when I read about Karl Malone's hunting prowess. He could probably kill a bull elk with his bare hands.
Malone and Barkley form a mutual admiration society, and Malone told me that from time to time he asks Charles to accompany him on hunting trips. Malone describes their conversations thusly:
“What are we going after?” Charles will ask.
“Mountain lion and bear,” Karl will answer.
“Can’t we hunt something that won’t fuckin’ kill us?” says Barkley.
They’ve never gone and probably never will.
Also, I wonder if Chipper is a switch-archer.
In rural Louisiana, where Karl Malone is from, there are many who ride horses, raise cattle, and hunt and fish. They have things in common with Alan Simpson as much as Allen Iverson.
Yeah, I lived in Utah when Malone played, and he was well known as a total redneck who spent every available moment 4-wheeling, hunting, fishing, etc. It's one reason he was so popular there.
That and, you know, being a 14 time all star and such.
But yeah, his hobbies fit in with the locals quite well.
Isn't Malone the guy who used his money to start a trucking firm?
Including the hobby of creating bastard children all over the country?
Just wondering if Larry earned his nickname by making his own arrowheads...
Retired Derek Jeter focused on poontang.
Retired Alex Rodriguez focused on mirror.
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