LarryIt’s not often I get a chance to write about Chipper and Schilling in one day. But this is one of those times.

David O’Brien covers the Braves for the Atlanta Journal Constitution. I link to him here regularly. Wednesday night, O’Brien was chatting with his readers when an unnexpected guest dropped by.

Chipper Jones, under the screen name “U Kno Who,” signed on and took some questions from the blogosphere. The highlight, by far, was when Chipper started dishing out Valentine’s Day advice to the guys.

By U Kno Who

February 6, 2008 10:36 PM

Girls like the romance. Whatever u do, it better be original. Flowers and candy are nice, but every woman loves the bling. At least that’s what I’ve experienced. But what do I know, I haven’t had the best luck with the ladies.

I’m going on record right now: Chipper Jones is my new favorite player. And it’s because he knows how to use the series of tubes. (Although, to be fair, my old favorite player, Mr. Jim Thome, is also a prolific user of the internets).

Anyhoo, you can check out the rest of Chipper’s contributions to the chat after the jump. I’ve condensed his responses for easy reading.

Chipper on the rumors…

By U Kno Who

February 6, 2008 7:56 PM

Just heard that Hoss is done after is contract runs out after next season. Pretty reliable source that is close to him said that he is seriously thinking about retiring soon. Said that he is tired of listening to all the mets fans on a Braves blog dominating the conversation with David Wright talk. Also said that he is tired of owning the mets for 15 years. Its someone elses turn. Seriously though,I’m looking forward to getting down to spring training and seeing all the guys again. Having Glav and Javy back in the fold will be great. I’m interested to see if guys like Frenchy and BMac are ready to make the jump to stardom. Also to see if the back end of our rotation has improved enough to let us compete for division title again. Looking forward to having Tex hitting behind me for a whole year. Might get some pitches to hit in key spots. Pretty tired of everyone saying that I’m injury proned, though I guess I’ll just have to go out and play 150 games to shut em up. Freak injuries are hard to avoid sometimes but I have hopefully gotten the foot stuff behind me. Look forward to bloggin with all you Braves fans for a couple of days before I head south. By the way, not even close to retirement. I love torturing mets fans too much to hang em up yet. And for all you guys that don’t already know this, DOB really is a douchebag!

Chipper on Dave O’Brien…

By U Kno Who

DOB, I’m probably better at the numbers than you are! Since I here you gotta CJ tattoo.

Chipper feeling guilty…

By U Kno Who

Was the douchebag comment a little bit of a low blow? I apologize! That was rude!

Chipper on the nickname “Hoss”…

By U Kno Who

February 6, 2008 8:17 PM

DOB, stop calling me Hoss!!

Chipper on parenting…

By U Kno Who

February 6, 2008 8:42 PM

Get back to you soon guys. Gotta help my 7 year old with some homework.

Chipper on Shea Stadium and whether or not he’s a Dixie Chicks fan…

By U Kno Who

February 6, 2008 9:37 PM

I will be deeply saddened to see Shea stadium go. It was where I hit my first homer and we have had so many memorable games in that stadium. Im gonna make sure that I get a stadium seat for my third son, Shea, so that we will have a momento. Hopefully the new stadium will provide the same kind of atmosphere that the old one did. I think it will. I used to be a chicks fan but I’ve gotten a chance to hunt with some of the guys from RF (presumably Rascal Flats), so I’ve become fans of theirs.

Chipper on blogs…

By U Kno Who

February 6, 2008 9:51 PM

I read the blogs pretty often. I like to know what is being said. Not so much during the the season because I don’t have that much time, but in the offseason, I read quite a bit especially when we make moves just to see how jacked up u guys get.

Chipper on hunting…

By U Kno Who

February 6, 2008 10:12 PM

I’m a big bow hunter. I love deer hunting more than the others. I will hunt ducks, dove and quail a few times a year but that is not my passion. I don’t get a chance to hunt turkeys because of baseball. I love to fish during spring training. I grew up about 10 miles from the self proclaimed bass fishing capital of the world, so a lot of my childhood was spent hunting deer and fishing.

Chipper on the guys who hurt him, acquiring Mark Kotsay, resigning Tex, and the Super Bowl…

By U Kno Who

February 6, 2008 10:30 PM

Yeah but I got Bautista back later in the year. He slid into third and I spiked him. Gashed him pretty good. Unintentional of course. Kotsay is a real pro hitter. He doesn’t strike out a lot. Makes the pitcher work to get him out. He will be the catalyst of our outfield now. I have no worries about him other than health. As far as resigning Tex, I’d say the chances are 50/50. He’s gonna command a lot on the free agent market. The Braves will offer a lot but i don’t know if it will be enough. I know that I love having him behind me.I have at least 2 more years left that I know of in a Braves uni. Hopefully with a good year, they will approach me about an extention soon. I had the Pats in the SB but I was happy for Eli. Maybe now he can get those fans off of his back once and for all. Padilla actually threw ball 4 behind me. But if u remember, I took him deep the next at bat. Can’t say that that didn’t feel good. That’s all forgotten unless he tries it again.

Chipper on Valentine’s Day…

By U Kno Who

February 6, 2008 10:36 PM

Girls like the romance. Whatever u do, it better be original. Flowers and candy are nice, but every woman loves the bling. At least that’s what I’ve experienced. But what do I know, I haven’t had the best luck with the ladies.

Chipper on why all the major leaguers have ranches in South Texas and which Braves pitcher he’d like to hit against…

By U Kno Who

February 6, 2008 10:44 PM

Players love that area of the country because there is so much game. I guess u could say it’s a fad too because if one guy gets a good place, others are soon to follow. I love to hit, period. It doesn’t matter who is out there. If I had to hit against one of our guys, I would have to say Smoltzie. His reportoire best suits my approach at the plate. He would probably get me more times than not but I would have the best chance of taking him deep over the others.

Chipper on what it’s like playing with the younger guys…

By U Kno Who

February 6, 2008 10:51 PM

Frenchy and BMac really make it fun to come to the park. They both act like 12 year olds and that rubs off on the rest of us. They are constantly needling each other and it makes for hours of laughter for us old coots. But they are intense at game time and they want to win. Does it make me feel younger? No! But it is a nice change from the way the clubhouse used to be.

Chipper responding to foot advice…

By U Kno Who

February 6, 2008 10:55 PM

Thanks for the input on my feet. but I think I got it licked with the bigger shoe. If I have any probs this year I will give u a call. Doggie still gives me guff about that to this day. U would think after 13 years, he would have forgotten about it.

Chipper on the UNC-Duke game…

By U Kno Who

February 6, 2008 10:59 PM

Hey, who is winning the UNC/Duke game?

Chipper on why he decided to rework his contract and if he speaks Spanish…

By U Kno Who

February 6, 2008 11:06 PM

My concern is trying to give the team the chance to win a championship. With our tight purse strings, it’s hard to win when u have one guy taking up so much of yer payroll. Smoltzie and I know this, so we will do whatever we have to, within reason, to work with the Braves to put the best product on the field. I know enough spanish to know what the guys are talking about. Yunel knows exactly what I’m saying.

Chipper thinking Duke was playing at home…

By U Kno Who

February 6, 2008 11:18 PM

Duke is tough at home, boy! I suppose UNC will return the favor at the Smith Center.

Chipper on the Mets’ acquisition of Santana…

By U Kno Who

February 6, 2008 11:25 PM

Santana is as good as it gets. There is no doubt that the Mets have a strong pitching staff, provided they all stay healthy. I’ve faced him a couple of times and it’s no walk in the park. Whoever we have pitching that night better bring his A game. That being said, he is human. Maybe we will get the game tapes from some of the Indians games last year. They had pretty good success against him(5-0).

Chipper learning Duke was on the road…

By U Kno Who

February 6, 2008 11:38 PM

Dukies won on the road? Wow! I stand corrected. Guys I’m pretty comfy with our club right now. Any additions will be addressed at the deadline. FW has done a good job of getting the pieces that we needed. I will probably take some time off when I retire. If I were to get into coaching, it would be as a hitting instructor but that’s a long way down the road. Don’t know if I want to continue to travel the big league life after I’m done. Bobby’s track record speaks for itself. Teams would kill to have the success that he has had. U can say what u want but there is no other manager that I would want to play for. He is the best. Hah! Homeboy upstairs, that one cracks me up everytime.

Chipper on career highlights…

By U Kno Who

February 6, 2008 11:58 PM

This will be my last post for the nite. Us old timers need our rest. Check u guys out tomorrow. I appreciate all the kind words and I hope I offered some useful insight. It is just an honor to be mentioned with some of company yall have me with. We will let the “experts” decide when I’m done playing. Biggest hit in my career- all 9th inning game winning hits. Biggest def play-95 playoffs. Diving play against Galarraga. Worst error-last game of the season against the Rockies that cost us home field adv for the playoffs. Then we got swept by the Cards. Worst off failure-grounded into doubleplay off Robb Nen in the playoffs to end our season with the tyung run on base. I think the AL still has the upper hand on the NL tho the Santana trade could shift some o that. We need to start winning some all-star games. No doubt that I would rather hit from the left side. It has become my natural side. tho switch hitting is an invaluable tool. Whew! U guys are full of questions, but I love it! Keep those other fans at bay and I will try do do my part come March 31st. Any other question I will get to tomorrow. I gotta lotta love for yall. Go Bravos!

One Response to “Chipper hits the blogs”

  1. Awesome. Consider yourself on record, sir.

    Also, what is Chipper talking about? Hello, Hooters?

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