Where We Acknowledge A Special Day

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That's right folks. On this date, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and seventy two, a favorite of this site, the ever-awesome Larry Wayne "Chipper" Jones was born in DeLand, Florida. Allegedly his first reported action was outing the Mexican cleaning lady at the hospital as an illegal immigrant. All in attendance agreed it was most adorable.

In 1990, OL CHIP reached the age of legal majority in the United States on the same day that the Hubble Telescope was launched. Coincidence? Hardly. NASA knew it had to get up there quickly with an adult Chipper now in the game. That same year, young Larry was selected first overall by the Atlanta Braves. From there, the rest, they say, is history.

Chipper is now a virile 38 years old, and he's off to a good start in 2010. Many adjectives could be used to describe the fellow. "MVP," "World Champion," "teacher of men," and "not-so-closet racist" immediately come to mind. When all is said and done, will "Hall Of Famer" be on that list?

Thanks to matt_t (naturally) for pointing out Chipper's day of birth.

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The Braves are 9-1 on OLE CHIP's birthday

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