ATLANTA Chris Johnson knows exactly what hes getting himself into.
Growing up, Johnson, his mom, dad and sister would make the 8 -hour drive from Naples, Fla., to Atlanta to see the Braves and to see Chipper Jones.
Johnson worked with Jones father, Larry Sr., in college at Stetson and would hear about Chipper from Hatters coach Pete Dunn, Chippers godfather. Dunn, Johnson said, would often tell his players If youre going to be like anyone, be like Chipper Jones.
He isnt trying to be Chipper Jones but Johnson is trying to replace him.
Im excited to play third and I know the history over there, Johnson said. Ive got some shoes to fill and Im just going to do the best I can and try and just make sure I play Chris Johnsons game and obviously not Chipper Jones game.
Acquired from the Diamondbacks as part of the Justin Upton trade a deal that cost the Braves a player that was slated to be their best option at the position in Martin Prado -- Johnson will head to spring training co...