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.