March 22, 2012

Chipper Jones to retire at end of 2012 season: Next stop, Cooperstown. What I found most interesting is the "yet-to-be-determined role" they are exploring for him. Batting coach perhaps?

posted by flannelenigma to baseball at 11:00 AM - 5 comments

I look forward to his HOF induction in 2018.

posted by grum@work at 11:33 AM on March 22, 2012

Braves fans are going to have a number of trips to make to the HOF over the next few years. It really underlines how lucky I've been to have had the pleasure of seeing Maddox, Glavine, Smoltz, and Jones all play live.

posted by flannelenigma at 02:06 PM on March 22, 2012

More like "wood"Chipper Jones, amirite?!?

posted by hincandenza at 06:14 PM on March 22, 2012

The Braves franchise has a lot of things -- tangible and intangible -- to thank Jones for. They made him the cornerstone of the franchise for many years and, in more than one way, he delivered.

The Braves paid him well for his baseball skills over the years. Here's hoping that the Braves take advantage of his baseball knowledge accumulated over the years and reward him for those intangibles following the 2012 season.

posted by roberts at 08:47 PM on March 22, 2012

The only regret here is that Jones should have more than one ring at this point. He certainly did his share and then some (along with others named in flannelenigma's post above)

posted by NerfballPro at 05:19 AM on March 23, 2012

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