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Spotted at the Des Moines airport: 1,023 career homers

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This tweet from Chipper Jones amused me, perhaps more than it had any right to:

Walking thru the Des Moines airport and who do I bump into??? None other than a dreadlock-less, Manny Ramirez. Of all the gin joints....

— Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) August 20, 2014


No biggie, just two 42-year-old should-be Hall of Famers with a combined 20 All-Star game appearances and 1,023 career homers running into each other in the Des Moines, Iowa airport.

Jones is retired, so he was probably hunting there or something. Ramirez is a player/coach for the Triple-A Iowa Cubs, for whom he’s hit just .206 in 21 games.

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