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LaRoche gets advice from Chipper

Apr 29, 2013, 10:37 PM EDT

Associated Press
Adam LaRoche and Chipper Jones have been close friends for years.

ATLANTA โ€” He strolled into the Nationals clubhouse this afternoon, instantly recognizable even though he was in street clothes … and in what has always been enemy territory at Turner Field.

Chipper Jones, though, no longer plays for the Braves. And given his longstanding friendship with Adam LaRoche, the future Hall of Famer didn't have to think twice about stopping by to give the Nationals first baseman some pointers how to snap out of one of the worst slumps of his career.

"I will always help a close friend if he asks," Jones later told the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Mired in an 0-for-26 slump that includes 13 strikeouts, LaRoche sought assistance today from his former Braves teammate and one of his closest friends in baseball. The two spent more than 30Read more ยป

  1. Sec. 3, My Rocking Fire Sofa - Apr 29, 2013 at 10:50 PM

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  2. Gonat - Apr 29, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    Don't trust a Barf.

  3. RickH - Apr 29, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    Thanks, Chipper! A class act.

  4. SCNatsFan - Apr 29, 2013 at 11:22 PM

    Agree Rick as much as I hate the Braves he is a class act

  5. Secret wasian man - Apr 29, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    Chipper is a class act. What time is ALR meeting him at HOOTERS? Class acts don't cheat on their wifes!!!! Hes a PHONEY!!

  6. HondoFan - Apr 30, 2013 at 12:52 AM

    Frank Howard is still around fellas.

  7. peric - Apr 30, 2013 at 4:03 AM

    Hondo was Davey's batting coach in NY … said he used to like to say "turn on the fan!"Its not going to help Adam and Davey soon it will be past time to fess up about the back.

  8. Less Platu - Apr 30, 2013 at 4:36 AM

    Poor ALR He is truly a major league Joke. He is Davey's man — a regular Man Cave love affair going on with those two. We should have kept Morse, and let the old ALR go. People who are comparing Morse's numbers to Laroche are disingenuous: Morse has been playing through a broken finger on his right hand — now, who does that these days? These are days when grown men making 10 million a year go on the DL for bruised big toes. Rizzo has taken a 98 win team and tinkered it into a 81 win team. Even I could do better than that.

  9. natsfan1a - Apr 30, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Thanks, Chipper. :-)

  10. Tcostant - Apr 30, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    Hire Chipper as hitting coach!

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