Chipper Jones' upcoming retirement provoked various levels of emotional response from Atlanta Braves fans.
The veteran third baseman played 19 MLB seasons, all in Atlanta, developing the type of affinity among the home crowd that only comes with time and greatness.
He cried at his final regular season game at Turner Field. His parents cried. Television cameras caught fans doing the same.
But perhaps no other fan invested more into Jones' final regular season home appearance than the one stationed along the first-base line, one holding up a multi-colored sign. One with cancer.
In a photo circulating on social media sites, the Braves fan of growing popularity proudly displays sign proclaiming, "I SKIPPED CHEMO TO SEE CHIPPER." A Tomahawk underlines the name synonymous with Atlanta baseball; cancer awareness ribbons off perspective over the word "CHEMO."
Cancer affects millions and millions of Americans annually, so the numbers were bound to turn up a few baseball fans. But chemo...