Even though Chipper wasn’t having the best year of his career, he has been a solid contributor on the team and definitely the team leader. At this point, the team can not replace him; they can only put a band-aid on the wound and try to keep moving forward. He always posed a threat to the pitchers on the other teams and with him not being in the lineup each night, the opposing pitchers might not feel as nervous. The guys that are going to fill his spot on the field are very capable players and will have no problem producing, but they don’t have the leadership that Chipper displays. I know Chipper will be with the ball club when he can to support the team, but is that going to be enough? I sure hope so, I would love to send Manager Bobby Cox and Chipper off into retirement with a World Championship! That is if Chipper decides to retire?