Not to ruin the kum-baya thing you got going on, but Chipper is a skum bag off the field. His first wife left him because he had an affair for a year and a half with a hooters waitress that produced a kid out of wedlock.
Lets not go overboard with all the 'he's such a classy guy' nonsense. the guy is definitely a first ballott hall of famer, but thats where it ends.
I've never heard the Hooters waitress thing ...
Lousy job, if true.
Of course we are talking about a wealthy athelete who did this when he was young.
He's a first ballott hall of famer in my book and i'd love to have him on my team. I just think Mets fans are blinded by the fact that he named one of kids Shea.
That's why I said "generally." Actually, it took me a long time to warm up to Chipper. He's a clutz in interviews and there's the occassional eye-rolling by me. But he has moments that make me realize he's got some real maturity where it counts.
The back-loaded contracts and hometown discounts are real. His passion for the team is real. His intention to buck up or bow out is real. And he loves, I mean truly loves the game of baseball. I don't admire his character like I admire McCann's, but I love to watch him play. His personality hovers between totally classy and "why did he say that?" But mine does, too, so...