Jones throws out first pitch before Braves opener
Chipper Jones says it was ”weird” to be at Turner Field for
his first opening day as a retired player.
Jones, wearing his old Braves jersey, threw out the first pitch
before the Atlanta Braves’ opening game against the Philadelphia
Phillies on Monday night. He threw a strike to Brian McCann.
Jones retired after last season, ending a career that lasted
almost two decades – all with the Braves. Jones said before the
game, ”I’m missing it today, but I won’t miss it tomorrow.”
He says he’s picking Washington to win the NL East and ”it’s a
coin flip” between the Braves and Phillies for second.
Jones also visited the Braves’ spring training as a guest
instructor. The Braves plan to retire Jones’ No. 10 on June 28.