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Friday, September 07, 2012

In New York, a love-hate relationship turns Chipper

NEW YORK—Rusty Staub approached Chipper Jones at the 2000 New York baseball writers’ dinner, his right hand extended, and congratulated the 1999 National League Most Valuable Player. “Larry,” Staub said, “you won it the way it should be won. You kicked the hell out of the team you had to beat.”

Jones warmly accepted the compliment, shook Staub’s hand and said, “Thanks, Daniel.”

New York has been on a first-name basis with Larry Wayne “Chipper” Jones since the May day in 1995 when he hit his first big league home run, a ninth-inning game-winner at Shea Stadium.

Sounds like fun, except the games mean something to the Braves, who are ahead of StL and LA for the wild cards.

depletion Posted: September 07, 2012 at 02:31 PM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. ecwcat Posted: September 07, 2012 at 04:02 PM (#4229648)
Chipper turned heel to face after he said he became friends with Derek Jeter.
   2. Walt Davis Posted: September 07, 2012 at 06:06 PM (#4229754)
Y'know, I didn't know Rusty Staub's first name. I'm not sure Sam M knew Staub's first name. I'm not sure HW knew Staub's first name. Either Larry is awesome or the writer made this story up. (Or Chipper made this story up.)
   3. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: September 07, 2012 at 11:08 PM (#4229888)
Either Larry is awesome or the writer made this story up. (Or Chipper made this story up.)

nope--the writer made up Rusty Staub--he doesn't exist
   4. Matt Welch Posted: September 08, 2012 at 11:15 AM (#4230125)
Great quotes from Chipper throughout; you should really RTFA. I'm pretty psyched because I've randomly got tickets to tomorrow's game, which is his last one ever in New York.
   5. Swedish Chef Posted: September 08, 2012 at 11:22 AM (#4230132)
which is his last one ever in New York.

Nitpick: there could still be a Braves-Yankees World Series.
   6. bobm Posted: September 08, 2012 at 08:59 PM (#4230531)
N.Y. Post
"Hard to Shea goodbye to a villain like Larry
By KEN DAVIDOFF

Last Updated: 12:06 PM, September 8, 2012
Posted: 1:37 AM, September 8, 2012 ...

Jeff Wilpon and the Mets absolutely did the right thing yesterday at Citi Field, saluting [Chipper] Jones as he opened his final — no Favre- or Clemens-esque flip-flops, he promised — visit to New York. For as much as the Braves’ retiring superstar has taken away from the Mets’ franchise, he has given them just as much. ...

“The body of work ... is very impressive,” Wilpon told Jones. “Unfortunately, you’ve left a lot of Met fans’ hearts broken at times.”

Always, he got their hearts racing. What more could you want from a rival?

“Somebody asked me the question [recently]: If I were a Mets fan, how do I think I’d feel about me?” Jones said. “I would respect the body of work. But I would hate his guts.”



http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/mets/ya_gotta_be_leave_89jGsjKYzjbrYS92LlRm4I
   7. flournoy Posted: September 08, 2012 at 10:37 PM (#4230589)
I'm pretty psyched because I've randomly got tickets to tomorrow's game, which is his last one ever in New York.


I hope you get to see him play. He doesn't usually play day games, though. Only 13 starts this year in the Braves' 38 day games.
   8. Swedish Chef Posted: September 09, 2012 at 02:00 AM (#4230772)
I hope you get to see him play. He doesn't usually play day games, though. Only 13 starts this year in the Braves' 38 day games.

Dusty is proud that they're implementing his idea.

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