100 words on… Chipper Jones

 

photo-3The Braves announced Tuesday that they were retiring his number. He was in camp to help with drills. He showed up in full uniform, down to the can of dip in his back left pocket. He wore shades, so you couldn’t see his eyes. “I’ve put the cap on it and closed it tight,” he said. “But I’d be lying if I said I wouldn’t miss 7 to 10” — game time. He kept staring out at the field. “It all went by so quick… 19 years.” Then he got up and went out there to teach younger men.

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One thought on “100 words on… Chipper Jones

  1. Chipper and Dale Murphy were my Father’s all time favorite Braves! During baseball season nobody ever dared to turn the tv set here or there would be hell to pay. Thank you for making him feel a little bit closer today. I know my Father is in heaven just waiting on the new season to start…He was their number one fan for many years.

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