Atlanta Braves

March 18, 2012

Atlanta Braves spring training: Chipper Jones reflects on minor-league years, compared to Washington Nationals phenom Bryce Harper

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- He’s an old man now, by baseball standards -- closing in on the big four-oh, slowed by a myriad of nagging injuries, revered as one of the elder statesmen of the game -- but Chipper Jones was The Kid once. He was The Phenom. He was 19 years old, a former No. 1 overall pick, a can’t-miss prospect. He was destined for stardom, and he knew it.

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