The great thing about Twitter is that it allows numerous people to publicly share their thoughts on anything. And just a few moments ago, recently retired baseball player Chipper Jones tells everybody that Lee Harvey Oswald could not have killed John F. Kennedy.
(He’s been on record about this before.)
A perfect moment in time.
As I mentioned last week, I am a huge fan of Chipper Jones and I wanted to see him in the All-Star Game. I am glad he made it and got a standing ovation. Getting a hit was icing on the cake.
Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports wrote this beautiful column about Jones’ night and his impact to the baseball world.
There’s no crying in baseball? My eyes watered reading this and flashing back to all the great memories watching Jones play ball. I think you might do the same too.
CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
Let’s get Jones one last spotlight for the national audience.
As you know, I am very critical of Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game. It’s the voting and the fact that the game affects the playoffs that really irritates me. But it’s not all that bad.
There are a lot of good things about the All-Star Game and I hope that the fans allow for one more great moment to happen with the Final Vote.
In the National League, it appears to be a two-man race between veteran Chipper Jones and rookie Bryce Harper. Both have great appeal to the national audience and either would be great selections. But the vote should go to Jones.
Jones has announced that this would be his final season in the big leagues and with a tremendous Hall of Fame career, it would appropriate for the fans to vote him in and give him a farewell. For this one selection, I don’t care if this game “counts”.
I’ve always loved how Jones has played throughout his career and he is one of the reasons why I fell in love with baseball. He deserves this.
To vote for Jones, visit MLB.com and you can vote multiple times. Deadline is Thursday at 1PM PT.
Chipper Jones announced today that he was going to retire after the 2012 season. This was no surprise to me as I anticipated Jones’ retirement a couple years ago. But Jones stuck it through hoping that the Braves could make one more splash int the playoffs and hopefully win a World Series.
I didn’t grow up a Braves fan but Jones was making waves when I first watched baseball. Throughout all the years, he has been consistent and fun to watch. Also, he stayed with one team his entire career. That’s rare in baseball and Jones is a gem.
I’m going to enjoy the last moments I get to see Jones on the field. Maybe I’ll go to a Giants game when the Braves are in town just to see Jones play.