They are both world-class athletes. They both have won championships. They are both white. And, they just wonâ€™t go away.
The comparisons are endless when it comes to Atlanta Braves 3B Chipper Jones and former Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre. But the newest one is how they both have failed to just retire when it was time. Chipper now says that heâ€™s returning for the 2012 season, despite the fact that heâ€™s constantly plagued by nagging injuries.
â€śIâ€™m playing next year,â€ť Chipper said Friday. â€śI still feel like I can go out there and play a good third base and be a threat, at least, at the plate. Iâ€™m having a good defensive year, and the [batting] average is on the rise.â€ť
Oh boy, here we go again.
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Jones is owed $14 million guaranteed in 2012, so he definitely has motivation to stick around. And at least heâ€™s not that diva media whore that Favre is. Thatâ€™s the most annoying part of Favre.
But, buckle your seat belt because Chipper says he hasnâ€™t ruled out 2013 either.
â€śThatâ€™s going to be a big decision because youâ€™ve got to weigh whether itâ€™s worth it to be away from home for eight months,â€ť he said. â€śYouâ€™ve got to weigh whether you can tolerate the amount of pain that you deal with on a daily basis, and then how much youâ€™re helping the team and how much possibly the money thatâ€™s paid to you can be used to better the ballclub in other areas.
â€śIâ€™m not really ready to make that  decision yet. We sit here right now and I feel good, Iâ€™m being productive, Iâ€™m having fun, weâ€™re winning. I like to think that if I can keep my knees and my leg muscles intact for any period of time, that I can still put together a pretty good season. But even if I do that [in 2012], I may just say Iâ€™m ready to do something else.â€ť
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Thought you were done with Chipper? Looks like the 39-year old might play until heâ€™s 70.