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Chipper on A-Rod: "I feel for him, I really do"

Posted on: February 18, 2009 9:27 am

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Atlanta Braves slugger Chipper Jones said Wednesday he did not watch the Alex Rodriguez press conference, nor did he spend any time viewing the highlights (or lowlights, as it were).

For Jones, the fact that Rodriguez has admitted using steroids is enough.

"I commend A-Rod for coming out and admitting to it," Jones said Wednesday morning at the Braves' complex. "He's doing all the right things. The guy made a mistake. We were all tempted back then. I feel for him, I really do.

"I hope he's forgiven. He means well.

"Steroids or no steroids, he's still one of the top five players I've ever seen in my life. Let's move on."

Rock 'N' Roll Lyric of the Day

"Everybody's got a cousin in Miami
"Everybody understands the impromptu
"Dancing in the heat to the beat
"That turns your clothing clammy
"Everybody needs to have a dream come true"

-- Jimmy Buffett, Everybody's Got a Cousin in Miami

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