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Mets Fan Salutes Chipper Jones

This photo, courtesy of Kevin from Flushing, is now my wallpaper. If I can work it out with the DMV, it will be become my driver’s license photo. Chipper is and will always be No. 1…with both birds flying.

6 comments to Mets Fan Salutes Chipper Jones

  • Anonymous

    Love this.
    Question, though, and I'll try not to expose my personal bias here: I've observed two schools of Mets thought out on Larry Jones:
    –those who wish him a death not unlike the crusading Nazis suffered in Raiders of the Lost Ark, and
    –those who will applaud at the end of his last at-bat, acknowledging a true old-fashioned baseballer.
    And there are people who lie somewhere in-between.
    Where do y'all lie?
    Separately, Greg, thanks for the blog bump. Very much appreciate your support as I pandemically twiddlepoop.

  • Anonymous

    I'm the second. Until that point, I'm the first.

  • Anonymous

    I always think I'll be among the second, but it will take one hell of a farewell tour to actually get me there.

  • Anonymous

    I'd like to think I'm classy enough to be part of the second group–but you just know that Chipper's last at-bat against us will result in a game-winning 3-run homer, y'know? I don't think I'd feel like applauding in such a situation.

  • Anonymous

    I was prepared to do it last September, actually, given that it was his last at-bat at the ballpark he made famous for another generation, but it was a game situation (the Greg Norton game) and…no.
    I used to give him the respectful “he's a great player” clap, but that was more out of “if the gods think I appreciate him, perhaps they'll strike him dead, or at least offensively impotent” sentiment.