Chipper Jones says writing about his troubled past was “therapeutic”

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Longtime Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones has lots of great memories to savor and reflects happily on them in his new memoir, “Ballplayer.”

But the switch-hitting powerhouse also had some grim chapters to relive when putting his 19-year career down on paper (with the help of his co-author, former AJC sportswriter Carroll Rogers Walton). Namely, the extramarital activities that ended his first marriage.

UPDATE: Dr. Karin Luise, Chipper’s first wife, finally speaks out

No. 10 had a line of fans waiting for him for a pre-game book signing event at SunTrust Park on Thursday night, and chatted with reporters for a few minutes before that.

Here are some highlights: