Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The batting Champ and his favorite team to play

Even though this year is one many Braves fans would like to forget, there was a couple of bright spots for Braves fans. Our 36 year-old third baseman became the oldest switch-hitting batting champion in major league history. Chipper Jones finished the year with a career-best .364 batting average beating out Albert Pujols by a seven-point margin. Chipper is the first Brave to win the batting title since 1991 when Terry Pendelton won it. TP is now the hitting coach for the Braves and has really helped Chipper produce some great numbers in the past few year. To bad TP can’t do the same with Jeff Francour!

Another thing the Braves fans can be happy about it another September collapse by the New Your Mets! For the second year in a row, the Mets were poised to win the division or at least the Wild Card, but choked again in the last weekend of the season. If they would have beat the Florida Marlins on the last day of the regular season, they would have had a one game playoff against Milwaukee to see who gets the last playoff spot. But they lost the last game ever in Shea Stadium and the stadium will now be demolished just like the Mets playoff dreams. This is the first year in 12 or 13 that there is not a New York team in the playoffs and I could not be happier! So even thought the Braves didn’t make the playoffs either, we didn’t have our hopes crushed on the last day of the season……. again!

Nice job Chipper and way to choke Mets!

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