ATLANTA -- Chipper Jones seemed to be waiting for somebody to ask him if he was planning to call a team meeting to address the skid the Braves have endured over the past two weeks. It did not take him long to confirm that was not on his agenda.
"Trust me, when I feel like something needs to be said, I say it," Jones said. "That's my job. I don't need to say anything right now. I'm not going to harp on the past. I'm not going to harp on yesterday and I'm not going to harp on tomorrow. We show up. We play the game as well as we can today and let the chips fall where they may. Any other approach other than that is not a good thing."
The Braves entered Sunday having lost 10 of their previous 14 games. Still, Jones is among those from the baseball world who seem to believe team meetings can cause more harm than good.
"We are mindless numbskulls," Jones said. "We need to think as little as possible. We're routine-oriented and regimented. Any break in that makes us start thinking. That's when bad [stuff] starts happening."