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General Manager Mike Rizzo hugs Chipper Jones during a Washington Nationals ceremony before the first pitch to honor veteran third baseman Chipper Jones, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, in Washington, DC. Jones has played his entire 19 year career was an Atlanta Brave, winning one World Series title with them in 1995.  (Craig Bisacre/The Washington Times)
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General Manager Mike Rizzo hugs Chipper Jones during a Washington Nationals ceremony before the first pitch to honor veteran third baseman Chipper Jones, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, in Washington, DC. Jones has played his entire 19 year career was an Atlanta Brave, winning one World Series title with them in 1995. (Craig Bisacre/The Washington Times)

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