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Chipper Jones retiring without a season OPS+ below 108


Barnaby Graves

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Slam dunk Hall of Famer. About the only thing that could/will hold people back is the era in which he played. But even with that, absent any strong evidence to suggest he did anything, Chipper should be in on the first ballot with an overwhelming percentage of the vote.

There is a faction of the voters who'd keep him out just on the word of a messageboard post that said he once used 'roids.

So let's make this a test case. "My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw Chipper shootin' 'roids at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it's pretty serious."

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There is a faction of the voters who'd keep him out just on the word of a messageboard post that said he once used 'roids.

So let's make this a test case. "My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw Chipper shootin' 'roids at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it's pretty serious."

Let's not forget that Chipper Jones is an accomplice to the biggest scandal in baseball history. The simple fact that he played in MLB in the 90s and early 2000s means that he is guilty by association. Guys like Ripken, Gwynn, and Chipper Jones don't deserve to be in the Hall of Fame because their accomplishments are tainted. /Paul Ladewski impression

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Let's not forget that Chipper Jones is an accomplice to the biggest scandal in baseball history. The simple fact that he played in MLB in the 90s and early 2000s means that he is guilty by association. Guys like Ripken, Gwynn, and Chipper Jones don't deserve to be in the Hall of Fame because their accomplishments are tainted. /Paul Ladewski impression

I'm at the point where I wouldn't be surprised to hear anyone's name come up, whether it's Chipper, Cal, Tony Gwynn, Santa Claus, Nelson Mandela, or Betty White. I don't actually think any of them cheated but if someone came forward with evidence to the contrary I'd be less shocked and amazed and more, gee, guess I gotta cross a few more heroes off my list. Ladewski is a hack, though.

Now that Brooks Robinson... I have it on good authority he kept a black hole in his glove.

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I'm at the point where I wouldn't be surprised to hear anyone's name come up, whether it's Chipper, Cal, Tony Gwynn, Santa Claus, Nelson Mandela, or Betty White. I don't actually think any of them cheated but if someone came forward with evidence to the contrary I'd be less shocked and amazed and more, gee, guess I gotta cross a few more heroes off my list. Ladewski is a hack, though.

Now that Brooks Robinson... I have it on good authority he kept a black hole in his glove.

His glove had to have been on roids. You don't win all those Gold Gloves without some kind of "assistance." ;)

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