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.