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Chipper Jones greatest autograph show in history


I have been follwing the Braves all of my life. I grew up in a rural town in North Georgia near Tennessee and North Carolina......with absolutely no cable television. Antenna reception was all we had so the Superstation did not navigate well thru the mountians. The only way to follow the Braves was thru the once in a lifetime chance of the Game of the week or the one week a year I got to go and visit my uncle in Rome, GA and watch them on cable tv. To make it between times I grew to love the Braves thru Radio. I tell you all of this to say I have been around for awhile. I have attended games in all Braves Eras. The earliest I think I remember is Hank Aaron. The one Era I have attended most in is the Chipper Jones era. I remember see Chipper play as a rookie and develop right infront of my eyes as a lock First Ballot hall of famer. I remember going to games early in his career and waiting outside the stadium hoping for an autograph and Chipper would drive out sign for an our thru the window of his truck and then leave. So for those that might say Chipper never signs or something negagtive about his signing habits....I can be the first to say I have seen this with my own eyes on dozens of occasions. I used to teach school and I gave autographs to high grades on large exams.....most often they requested Chipper. I have given 37 photos of Chipper away thru the years. It has been a great experience. Kids were really motivatied. My Son and I just went to the Marlins series in Miami this week. We had our stuff ready to try and get Chipper to sign.....Photos from Chippers last all star game, an all star ball, and a card. We spent the first two days we spent at the park trying hard to get our items signed. We had no luck at all. He would always wave at us as we game in....he has always recognized his fans and I thank him for that. I have gotten the TOOT TOOT from Chipper horn many times as he has left the stadium the last couple of years. Our final day was yesterday. We were down in the mouth and still hoping for a Chipper Show. I wanted something for my Son to remember him by that was like dad said it used to be.....we saw Chipper go into the stadium again wave...but this time we got a....."get my inside". Our trip turned on the one moment of renewed hope. We quickly went in to take our place....only to find no batting practice... the area near the dugout was closed excepte to ticket holders. We explained what Chipper had said he was going to sign.....they let us go down. We waited and waited......Chipper came out we ask him again and he pointed down the rail....me and thousands others moved like the electric slide down the right field line....Chipper walks down and we try to enter where he wanted us to go.....foiled again....that section was only availabe to ticketed holders with no regards to batting practice. Chipper talks with the on field guard and decides to come into the stands and sign. Yes he came into the stands....he went down the rail for 15 minutes signing for everyone. It was great. My son and I got our items signed and we just stood back and watched with amazement....Chipper in rare form.....he was a signing machine. Meanwhile the 8 people that were in the section he was standing in just looked with amazement....only two little girls got him to sign. He just kept going down the rail signing everything insight.......as they say "go big.....or go home". Chipper went BIG BIG and he did it in the stands


I have been follwing the Braves all of my life. I grew up in a rural town in North Georgia near Tennessee and North Carolina......with absolutely no cable television. Antenna reception was all we had so the Superstation did not navigate well thru the mountians. The only way to follow the Braves was thru the once in a lifetime chance of the Game of the week or the one week a year I got to go and visit my uncle in Rome, GA and watch them on cable tv. To make it between times I grew to love the Braves thru Radio. I tell you all of this to say I have been around for awhile. I have attended games in all Braves Eras. The earliest I think I remember is Hank Aaron. The one Era I have attended most in is the Chipper Jones era. I remember see Chipper play as a rookie and develop right infront of my eyes as a lock First Ballot hall of famer. I remember going to games early in his career and waiting outside the stadium hoping for an autograph and Chipper would drive out sign for an our thru the window of his truck and then leave. So for those that might say Chipper never signs or something negagtive about his signing habits....I can be the first to say I have seen this with my own eyes on dozens of occasions. I used to teach school and I gave autographs to high grades on large exams.....most often they requested Chipper. I have given 37 photos of Chipper away thru the years. It has been a great experience. Kids were really motivatied. My Son and I just went to the Marlins series in Miami this week. We had our stuff ready to try and get Chipper to sign.....Photos from Chippers last all star game, an all star ball, and a card. We spent the first two days we spent at the park trying hard to get our items signed. We had no luck at all. He would always wave at us as we game in....he has always recognized his fans and I thank him for that. I have gotten the TOOT TOOT from Chipper horn many times as he has left the stadium the last couple of years. Our final day was yesterday. We were down in the mouth and still hoping for a Chipper Show. I wanted something for my Son to remember him by that was like dad said it used to be.....we saw Chipper go into the stadium again wave...but this time we got a....."get my inside". Our trip turned on the one moment of renewed hope. We quickly went in to take our place....only to find no batting practice... the area near the dugout was closed excepte to ticket holders. We explained what Chipper had said he was going to sign.....they let us go down. We waited and waited......Chipper came out we ask him again and he pointed down the rail....me and thousands others moved like the electric slide down the right field line....Chipper walks down and we try to enter where he wanted us to go.....foiled again....that section was only availabe to ticketed holders with no regards to batting practice. Chipper talks with the on field guard and decides to come into the stands and sign. Yes he came into the stands....he went down the rail for 15 minutes signing for everyone. It was great. My son and I got our items signed and we just stood back and watched with amazement....Chipper in rare form.....he was a signing machine. Meanwhile the 8 people that were in the section he was standing in just looked with amazement....only two little girls got him to sign. He just kept going down the rail signing everything insight.......as they say "go big.....or go home". Chipper went BIG BIG and he did it in the stands

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