Originally written on Reading Between The Seams  |  Last updated 11/14/14

Chipper Jones will be doing some broadcast work for NBC this season Former Atlanta Braves cornerstone, Chipper Jones seems poised to go into the broadcasting field. Despite the New York Yankees being interested in the 40 year-old Jones, he seems to have his mind-set in breaking into the sports broadcasting world via NBC. Via USA Today: NBC is scheduled to announce Monday that the recently-retired Jones will join its NBC Sports Radio for a weekly appearance. Jones, a likely future Hall of Famer who hit .303 over 19 seasons before retiring last year, will be a guest analyst on Tuesdays on a new Voices of the Game weekday show (noon-3 p.m. ET) that debuts April 1. Jones will join former NBA coach Stan Van Gundy, former MLB manager Bobby Valentine, NBC Sports Radio’s Chris Mannix as guest analysts on Voices of the Game, which will be hosted by Dallas-based radio show host Newy Scruggs. Given his candor, thoughtfulness and lack of pretentiousness in on-air interviews over the years, Jones would seem a natural for on-air broadcasting work. In a statement, Jones doesn’t say whether he hopes the NBC gig will be the first step in a national broadcasting career. But, he says, “This will give new meaning to the saying, ‘Coming out of retirement.’ … It is truly a new and exciting chapter for me.” Had Chipper chose to come back, he would be on the precipice of several milestone records. Jones currently is only 32 home runs shy of 500 home runs which used to be regarded as the breaking point of reaching the Hall of Fame. Chipper also is only 274 hits away from 3,000 hits which would be a remarkable achievement. The post Chipper Jones to go into broadcasting appeared first on Reading Between The Seams.

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