Its crazy that with those numbers in that article, people constantly ask whether Chipper is a first ballot Hall of Famer. Why is there even a question? I don’t hear these questions about Jeter. Yes, both are first ballot Hall of Famers but I have a secret for baseball folks. Chipper Jones is far and away and has always has been a better baseball player than Derek Jeter. It’s not even close. But I guess that’s blasphemous.
Hey Leah. I will be there on the 5th, too. Once we know the time, we’ll see if we can meet up.
The Chipper ceremony was fantastic. And mostly because of Chipper’s speech. So appreciative of his team and the fans. Great, great, great.
And then there was the game. What a crap game. And while the moves worked out, I don’t get Fredi going with Martinez and Gearrin in a 2 run game when the Nats are getting killed. Very frustrating all around.
Steve — I’m really sorry about not meeting up last night, and about not even replying to your post! I live in Columbia, SC, so yesterday morning was spent packing stuff up for the weekend trip, then traveling, then trying to get to the game on time, etc. In the midst of everything, I wasn’t able to get on the board and see if there would be a meeting, so I missed #55 until seeing it this morning.
Really sorry! Hope you had a great time, despite the loss.
By the way, did anybody else find it a bit ironic that, during the players’ memories that they showed on the big screen, they had Teixeira’s goodbye come immediately after Hudson’s? Given the history between Hudson and Tex and the whole “still a douche” thing? I thought that was great. AND I loved how everybody booed Tex.