Sunday, July 10, 2011

All-Star Break, Chipper Jones...

The baseball tribe is in All-Star mode this week. The MLB game is in Phoenix on Tuesday. Bulls Manager Charlie Montoyo was conspicuous on ESPN2 Sunday for the first event of the All-Star festivities. He was tapped to coach top prospects in the Futures Game.

The Triple A All-Star Game is Wednesday in Salt Lake City. The Bulls are sending three players to Utah: shortstop Ray Olmedo replaces injured outfielder Desmond Jennings. Also, the Bulls will be represented by outfielders Brandon Guyer and Russ Canzler.

Our very own Neil Solondz will call the game on the nationwide Triple A radio network. Listen to Neil on 620 The Buzz at 9pm eastern. You can catch the game on the MLB Network, too.

The All-Star Game had TV5’s Jeff Gravley rattling around in the archives last week. He discovered a great story on 19 year old Chipper Jones playing for the Bulls - in 1992 - when we were the Atlanta Braves Single A affiliate.

Chipper was selected for the 2011 All-Star game, but arthroscopic knee surgery upset those plans.

More artifacts...
Bobble heads from our 100th anniversary in 2002: Chipper and David Justice.