LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. Chipper Jones sat in the Braves dugout, the Champion Stadium field reflecting off his wraparound Oakley sunglasses. He was in uniform, as he had been for the last 20 spring trainings, but there were no fielding drills, no sprints, no preparing himself for the rigors of a 162-game season.
This is Chipper Jones in retirement and hes being clear that there will be no mid-summers comeback for the eight-time All-Star.
Im OK with the way things turned out. Im OK with it being over, said Jones, who is in camp for a three-day stint as a guest instructor. I dont have any visions of coming back in June, July, August, September. Honestly, Ive put the cap on it closed it tight. Its not opening back up.
Tuesday, the Braves announced they too would be putting a cap on Jones career, retiring his number and inducting him into the team's Hall of Fame during the June 28 game at Turner Field against the Diamondbacks. His No. 10 will become the 10th number retired and put Jo...