Jones passes torch to Trout & Harper

Last- and first-time All-Stars reflect changing of the guard in the All-Star Game

Updated: July 11, 2012, 3:41 AM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Before his final All-Star Game, 40-year-old Chipper Jones stood in front of his National League teammates and delivered the sort of stirring, heartfelt baseball speech normally reserved for an Iowa cornfield. Chipper acknowledged later that he got rather emotional while speaking, but lest anyone get the wrong impression, he categorically denied there were any tears.

"I don't want to stand up here and get all gooey in front of the younger bucks. They might ...

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