Braves fan’s sign ‘I skipped chemo to see Chipper’ (Picture)
How big of a deal was Chipper Jones’ last weekend for regular-season action at Turner Field in Atlanta? Enough to make one Braves fan claim she skipped a chemotherapy session to watch the franchise legend play his last regular-season game at home for the Braves.
Chipper Jones’ retirement tour has been a huge deal all season with the former MVP receiving gifts at nearly every stop. His impending retirement was enough to pack the house at Turner Field all weekend — no small feat.
Even though he went hitless the first two games of the series, Chipper went 1-for-2 with two walks in a 6-2 win on Sunday. Hopefully he made the fan’s missed session worthwhile.
UPDATE: A few people emailed in to inform us that the fan in question is Laura Stallings. You can read more about her story at this Facebook page.
Side note: What’s up with all the cancer-related signs at baseball games lately?
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