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Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 08/23/2012

Morning pixels: Chipper Jones continues his Nats ‘man-crush’


Last Night the Nats paid tribute to Chipper Jones, who has plans to retire after this season. Included in the festivities was a video (our “highlight of the night” below) featuring thoughts former teammates Mark DeRosa and Adam LaRoche.

Nats Journal has more details on the farewell, but this quote is particularly fun.

“To have some of my best friends in the game of baseball out there talking on the scoreboard, standing out there with me, it was — not ashamed to say it, I’m one of the many people to have a man-crush on Ryan Zimmerman, too — to have those three guys standing out there, it meant a lot to me, along with Mike Rizzo.”

It’s not the first time Jones has talked about his affection for a Nationals player.

“I love Mike Trout,” Jones said in July. “But I have a man-crush on Bryce Harper.”

After watching last night’s emotional exchange, I think it’s safe to say the admiration, if not the man-crush, is mutual.

BECAUSE YOU DON’T READ THE PAPER...

* The Nats lost last night, missing a chance to sweep.

* An Andrew Luck-RGIII comparison.

* Virginia Tech linebacker Jeron Gouveia-Winslow has something to prove.

* D.C. United are creeping closer to third place.

TWEET OF THE NIGHT
Sandwiches...

TWEET OF THE MORNING
More sandwiches...

QUOTE OF THE NIGHT
Chipper Jones on beating the Nats last night:

“A win like this kind of rejuvenates us. This win allows us to take a deep breath. . . . We still have our sights set on the division. We’re not just going to concede it to them.”

HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT
The Nationals tribute to Chipper Jones, featuring Mark DeRosa and Adam LaRoche. It’s a little dusty in here...

PHOTO OF THE DAY

Leonard Hankerson tweeted this pic of his brand new Baby Hank, born yesterday morning.

WHAT TO WATCH TODAY
7:30 p.m. Jacksonville at Baltimore on WJLA (Channel 7), WBAL (Channel 11), Comcast SportsNet. All TV/Radio listings are here.

CLINTON PORTIS

In case you missed it, check out Clinton Portis’s thank you message to Redskins fans. Comcast SportsNet takes a look at our favorite Portis characters.

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Categories:  College Football, D.C. United, Nats, Redskins | Tags:  Mark DeRosa, Adam LaRoche, Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman, Mike Rizzo, Robert Griffin III, RGIII, Niles Paul, Kirk Cousins, Leonard Hankerson, Clinton Portis

 
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