Sunday, September 2, 2012

The Magic Man

"try, try, try to understand...he's a Magic Man"~ Heart

It's becoming quite common to hear the word "magical" used to describe the final season of Chipper Jones' storied career.There was the single and homer in his first two at-bats of the season (following surgery on his torn meniscus), the home run in his first home game of the season, the homer on his 40th birthday, the 11th inning walk-off homer to beat the Phillies on May 2, and the home run on Chipper Jones Bobble head night.

 The latest magical moment occurred tonight as the Braves pulled off a remarkable ninth-inning comeback. Trailing 7-1 heading into the bottom of the sixth, Atlanta put two up on the board in the bottom half of the inning to pull within four runs. Still down by four in the bottom of the ninth, Martin Prado came to bat with the bases loaded and two outs. Prado hit what appeared to be a game-inning grounder to third base, but the ball took a wicked hop-which third baseman Kevin Frandsen wasn't able to field. Reid Johnson and Paul Janish both scored on the play, making it 7-5. With runners on second and third, Jones crushed a 1-1 fastball from closer Jonathan Papelbon to win it for the Braves.

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