Chipper Jones couldnt wait to exchange his bat for his bow.
A month into his retirement, Jones already has taken hunting trips to Oklahoma and Kansas, where he killed a deer, and is now headed to Nebraska.
(Were) off to a good start, he said.
Jones has hunted about as long as he has played baseball. Hunting is a passion that often consumed his offseasons during his 19 years with the Atlanta Braves.When baseball ended, often, appropriately enough, during deer season, hunting began.
Hes enjoying himself, longtime teammate Brian McCann said Saturday before his Rally Foundations annual celebrity softball game to raise money for childhood cancer. Hes hunting and spending time with his kids. Hes loving it.
Sometimes Jones trips take him on a tour of the Great Plains.
Sometimes he goes to his familys 9,000-acre Texas ranch called the Double Dime, named that because both Jones and his dad wore No. 10 during their playing days.
Jones has been able to parlay his love for hunting into h...