Chipper Jones has played over 2,000 games in the bigs, all with the Atlanta Braves. But that appears to be all over now. Jones, who turned 38 in April, tore his ACL and is out for the year, and possibly forever.
The future Hall of Fame third baseman was injured while making an awesome cross-the-field play in Houston on Tuesday. It’s the same knee that Chipper tore up during his rookie season in 1994.–Big League Stew.
I have a hard time feeling sorry for a guy that enjoyed a major league career that spanned 18 years. His contract runs through 2012, but the R-word has been floating over Jones quite a bit this season. Jones’ career average of .306 is pretty GD good; one has to wonder what else he could possibly do at this level. Besides plow another waitress from Hooters. Oh, I’m sorry. Is your family still not laughing at that yet?