Comments Off on The Case For Brooks Conrad Over Chipper JonesùAt Least For Right Now
If Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox does not start Brooks Conrad at third base for tomorrow's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, he may have lost his mind. Admittedly, I am still heavily under the influence of the euphoria that ensued after Conrad hit an opposite-field, game-winning grand slam in a 10-9 victory over the Cincinnati Reds today, which capped an eight-run Atlanta rally Thursday. However, it's not crazy to at least entertain the idea of putting today's ninth-inning hero in the starting lineup at the hot corner. Of course, to start Conrad, Cox would have to bench Braves legend Chipper Jones, something that the Atlanta skipper would never even think about doing. Cox's loyalty to No. 10 in this case is unfortunate for the Braves, seeing as Conrad now has three homers compared to ...

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