The Braves 400 Fan Club dinner and fundraiser is scheduled for Jan. 26.
Sunday, January 13
Press release: The Braves 400 Fan Club will host its annual winter banquet and fundraiser on Saturday, January 26, in the Grand Ballroom of the Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center Hotel. This year’s Gameboree theme will be “Honoring Chipper Jones” with Chipper as the special guest. Current and former Braves players and coaches will pay tribute to Chipper and his Hall of Fame career. A gala reception, silent auction and raffle of Braves memorabilia begins at 5:00 with the awards dinner and program following at 6:30 PM. In addition to “Honoring Chipper Jones,” a number of awards will be given by the Braves 400 Fan Club and the Atlanta Braves. The 2012 Metro Atlanta Player of the Year award will be presented to Matt Olson, who attended Parkview…
As the Braves' star plays in his final All-Star Game on Tuesday, it's a reminder that we won't soon see his kind again around town.
Your time is running out to watch the greatest ever Atlanta Brave play the game. After he appears in his final All Star Game Tuesday in Kansas City, you’ll only have 38 more chances to schlep down to Turner Field and see Chipper Jones swing the bat. And that’s assuming he plays in all of them, which he surely won’t, as he is a withered, sore old man at 40 by pro athlete standards. I’m typically not in the business of recommending you spend time and cash to go sit in the heat and watch millionaire ballplayers. But you should go see Chipper play one more time. We won't see another like him. He’s been an Atlanta Brave for his entire 19-year career, making him that rarest of ballplayers in our mercenary age. Aaron played many of his best …