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Dead body found on Chipper Jones' ranch

Aug 21, 2009, 12:20 PM EDT

The dead body of a 22-year-old illegal immigrant who had crossed the border from Mexico was found yesterday morning on Chipper Jones’ ranch in Texas. Here’s more, from the Atlanta Journal Constitution:
“He was in a part of the ranch we don’t go to on a daily basis,” Jones’ father, Larry Jones Sr. said Thursday evening from Double Dime Ranch in Carrizo Springs, Texas. Jones Sr. said the man, a Mexican national, had entered the country illegally. The extreme heat and the drought would have made it difficult for anyone to survive without food or water, he said. Thursday was the 83rd straight day of temperatures topping at least 100 degrees, Jones said.
The man’s body was discovered around 6:30 a.m. by a ranch foreman. Jones Sr. called police, then left a message for the Braves’ third baseman on his answering machine. … The Jones family has owned the 10,000-acre ranch, located 130 miles southwest of San Antonio, since 2000. “As the crow flies, we’re eight miles from the Rio Grande,” Jones Sr. said. The game ranch is home to 750 heads of steer, as well as various wildlife.

Obviously a sad, unfortunate story. Jones’ ranch is called “The Double Dime” because both Chipper and Larry Sr. wore uniform No. 10. Also, one of my goals in life is to use the phrase “as the crow flies” in context during a conversation. So far, no luck.

  1. HOTROD - Aug 21, 2009 at 1:40 PM

    THATS JOHN SMOLTZ, OR TOM GLAVINE …………

  2. doak suits - Aug 21, 2009 at 4:30 PM

    this story will not go away!!

  3. doak - Aug 21, 2009 at 4:37 PM

    fox put the headline back on the front page!! it belongs there!!. you dont put a story like this on the back page!! come on!!. put it where people can see it.!blog or no blog! its going to be on national tv and radio anyway!!. this would be good for rating!!.

  4. doak - Aug 21, 2009 at 4:38 PM

    no matter fox this storys about to explode with or without you!.

  5. Jason - Aug 21, 2009 at 5:17 PM

    Hey doak, an illegal alien dies from heat exhaustion on vacant land in the middle of Texas, and you think that is an explosive story? At best this is a mildly sad story.

  6. Mr. Baseball - Aug 21, 2009 at 6:24 PM

    I guess the ranch is not so chipper now.

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