For those who think Chipper Jones may reconsider his plans to retire at the end of the season, think again! Prior to Thursday’s finale with the Padres, which just so happened to be Chipper Jones bobblehead night, the future Hall of Famer reiterated his plans for the 2012 season to be his last. “I’ve made promises to the most important people in my life, and I’m not going to go back on that promise” Chipper said on Thursday. “I’m OK with it [retiring]. I’m content with it. There’s nothing that’s going to change my mind” he added.
Coming into Thursday, Chipper was hitting .312 with 10 home runs and 50 runs batted in over 75 games. For his career batting average to dip below .300 lifetime, Chipper would have to go hitless in his next 134 at bats. Bold prediction…that’s not going to happen!! Since June 19th, Chipper has hit safely in 33 of his 39 games, batting .343 with 23 runs, 21 extra-base hits and 26 RBI.
Prior to today’s game, the Braves took their team photo and Chipper said that while he doesn’t have many team photos from over the years saved, that he’s going to hold onto this one.
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