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Wednesday, November 07, 2012

FOX: Retired Chipper Jones focuses on hunting

Chipper Jones couldn’t wait to exchange his bat for his bow.

A month into his retirement, Jones already has taken hunting trips to Oklahoma and Kansas, where he killed a deer, and is now headed to Nebraska.

“(We’re) off to a good start,” he said.

Not so for the deer.

Jones has hunted about as long as he has played baseball. Hunting is a passion that often consumed his offseasons during his 19 years with the Atlanta Braves. When baseball ended, often, appropriately enough, during deer season, hunting began.

...On “Major League Bowhunter,” Jones and hunting partners Matt Duff and Jeff Danker video their hunts, supplementing them with overviews of the area they’re hunting and graphics of wind direction, their approach and their target area.

Jones said Danker also has killed a deer on the show.

“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!”

Repoz Posted: November 07, 2012 at 08:28 AM | 23 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Cabbage Posted: November 07, 2012 at 10:41 AM (#4296716)
I'm shocked to learn Chipper Jones is an avid hunter.
   2. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: November 07, 2012 at 10:49 AM (#4296723)
But are you "shocked, shocked"?
   3. Hello Rusty Kuntz, Goodbye Rusty Cars Posted: November 07, 2012 at 11:54 AM (#4296799)
“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!”


He just confessed to killing Dave Mlicki.
   4. flournoy Posted: November 07, 2012 at 01:17 PM (#4296925)
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.
   5. Srul Itza Posted: November 07, 2012 at 01:56 PM (#4296959)
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.


Manufacturers' Notice: Your sarcasm detector appears to be malfunctioning. Please bring it in for servicing at your earliest convenience.
   6. Rants Mulliniks Posted: November 07, 2012 at 02:20 PM (#4296995)
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.
   7. puck Posted: November 07, 2012 at 02:59 PM (#4297058)
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.


From Jack McCallum's blog:

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.
   8. Tippecanoe Posted: November 07, 2012 at 03:38 PM (#4297111)
Like almost any other large group, there's plenty of cultural diversity among African Americans. 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.

Also, I wonder if Chipper is a switch-archer.

   9. Swedish Chef Posted: November 07, 2012 at 04:04 PM (#4297135)
Like almost any other large group, there's plenty of cultural diversity among African Americans. In rural Louisiana, where Karl Malone is from, there are many who ride horses, raise cattle, and hunt and fish.

Then there are people like Zlatan Ibrahimovic (the Swedish soccer star) who grew up in a squalid project, but now spends much of his free time flying around the globe and killing various beasts.
   10. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: November 07, 2012 at 04:15 PM (#4297155)
Also, I wonder if Chipper is a switch-archer.


It would be more impressive if he uses a recurve.
   11. Perry Posted: November 07, 2012 at 04:20 PM (#4297165)
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.
   12. Booey Posted: November 07, 2012 at 04:49 PM (#4297219)
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.
   13. Walt Davis Posted: November 07, 2012 at 05:10 PM (#4297259)
Isn't Malone the guy who used his money to start a trucking firm?
   14. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: November 07, 2012 at 05:40 PM (#4297310)
Be vewwy, vewwy quiet...
   15. Hello Rusty Kuntz, Goodbye Rusty Cars Posted: November 07, 2012 at 06:16 PM (#4297360)
Malone says golf courses are wastes of pasture land.
   16. Tripon Posted: November 07, 2012 at 06:30 PM (#4297366)

That and, you know, being a 14 time all star and such.

But yeah, his hobbies fit in with the locals quite well.


Including the hobby of creating bastard children all over the country?
   17. Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige Posted: November 07, 2012 at 07:02 PM (#4297397)
Oh this is fun!

Retired Derek Jeter focused on poontang.

Retired Alex Rodriguez focused on mirror.

   18. Booey Posted: November 07, 2012 at 07:04 PM (#4297399)
Isn't Malone the guy who used his money to start a trucking firm?


Yep. He had a big rig that you'd sometimes see parked at truck stops in SLC with a western mural painted on the side, complete with a depiction of himself dressed as a cowboy on a horse. It was awesome, in that unintentionally hilarious sort of way (like the A-Rod centaur thing).

Including the hobby of creating bastard children all over the country?


Heh. It's an NBA thing (Shawn Kemp, Larry Johnson, etc).
   19. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: November 07, 2012 at 07:37 PM (#4297429)
This story would be even better if it had reported that Larry had invited Pete Kozma along and "accidentally" mistaken him for a deer. One can dream...
   20. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: November 07, 2012 at 09:12 PM (#4297498)
That story already happened. With Dick Cheney.
   21. rlc Posted: November 07, 2012 at 10:00 PM (#4297531)
Just wondering if Larry earned his nickname by making his own arrowheads...
   22. flournoy Posted: November 07, 2012 at 10:12 PM (#4297540)
Just wondering if Larry earned his nickname by making his own arrowheads...


I don't think you're really serious with this, but no. His dad is Larry Sr., and Chipper was a "chip off the ol' block."
   23. jcnyc Posted: November 07, 2012 at 10:41 PM (#4297553)
Retired Derek Jeter focused on poontang.

Retired Alex Rodriguez focused on mirror.


Retired Chipper Jones focused on whitetail.

Some things never change.

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