Originally written on Sports Business Digest  |  Last updated 9/17/12

27 Feb 1998: Chipper Jones #10 of the Atlanta Braves signs autographs for the fans during a Spring Training game against the Kansas City Royals at the Disney Wide World of Sports Stadium in Orlando, Florida. The Royals defeated the Braves 3-2. Mandatory

Its better than a gold watch...right? Chipper Jones is in the midst of his final illustrious Major League Baseball career. As he and the Braves make their last appearance in various cities, the fans and the opposing teams are recognizing Chipper's play and his decorated career. He received a Green Monster plaque from the Red Sox. A surfboard from the Padres. But...no one does things quite like the Milwaukee Brewers. Before a game last week, the Brewers OF Ryan Braun and former Brewer Craig Counsell presented Jones with a useful retirement gift; a cookout kit. Included in the kit were what I assume were all of the cookout kit 'fixins. Tongs. Charcoal. Weber even provided a gas grill for the event. And of course, what cookout would be complete without a year supply of sausage? A year's supply of sausage. Seriously. Long time Brewers sponsor Klement's Sausage Company provided Jones with the meat necessary for his year long barbecue. Klement's is best known among Brewers fans for providing the Sausage Race -- a race of costumed sausages -- that occur throughout the season at Miller Park. Its a great tie-in for Klement's, as it generated more positive publicity, and maybe even garnered the company a few fans outside of the Milwaukee area. And you never know how many people may end up at Chipper Jones' house for a cookout. Video of the Brewers presentation to Chipper is below,
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

LA Kings offer Peter Budaj a professional tryout

Carlos Boozer hoping roster spot opens on playoff team

Starting EJ Manuel not a bad idea for Bills’ third preseason game

Tim Beckman fired by Illinois amid mistreatment allegations

Chip Kelly reveals thought process behind Bradford trade

Charles Barkley on ex-agent: ‘I’d blow his damn brains out’

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Bryce Harper doesn’t seem to care if Nationals make playoffs

Could the Spurs backups make playoffs in the east?

Josh Howard reportedly attempting NBA comeback

Reggie Wayne feels like a rookie with the Patriots

Eric Davis: Jim Harbaugh coddled 49ers off the field

Scherzer gave pricey gifts to catchers on no-hitter, one-hitter

Spieth: Could new irons be reason for missed cut at Barclays?

The Opening Drive: What happened to all the great Michigan tailbacks?

The 1980s Lakers represent the NBA’s ultimate creation story

The Orioles’ frustrating season

Andy Reid on calling perfect play: 'That’s like a good cheeseburger'

Five greatest NBA players of all-time

Finding signs of life for the Boston Red Sox

Jerry Rice: Adrian Peterson still number one pick in fantasy

Filling the MLB playoff picture: Royals rolling

10 NFL players set for down seasons in 2015

Jets QB Petty draws ire from New Yorkers over taste in pizza

Several Celtics ‘NBA 2K16’ ratings leaked

Has the NFL suspended too many players?

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The Opening Drive: What happened to all the great Michigan tailbacks?

The 1980s Lakers represent the NBA’s ultimate creation story

The Orioles’ frustrating season

Five greatest NBA players of all-time

Finding signs of life for the Red Sox

10 NFL players set for down seasons in 2015

Why NFL preseason games matter

August's winners and losers in sports

How the Chicago Cubs are swinging

Report: Barry Bonds loses collusion case

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker