HOFer Chipper Jones cannot handle foul ball

Catching a baseball is hard, even for an 8-time All-Star

October 11th, 2021

Chipper Jones hasn't played in a Major League Baseball game in nearly 10 years. Sure, maybe he's played catch with kids or taken a couple of grounders with the town softball team, but he hasn't been thrown into big league action since 2012.

So, how would Chipper do if a popup was hit his way? Well, we found out on Monday during the Braves' 3-0 Game 3 victory, which gave them a 2-1 series lead over the Brewers.

Hard to see how he dropped it. He used both hands and seemed to have a good read on the ball. He also has experience in the area: Two years ago during the NLDS, Chipper had the same play from nearly the same seat (with then-Cardinals outfielder and eternal rookie Randy Arozarena hitting). He made that catch with ease.

Maybe it was the sun? Maybe it was 2018 Gold Glove winner Freddie Freeman staring at him, watching his form and silently disapproving, while 10-time Gold Glove winner Andruw Jones chuckled a few seats away. Either way, Chipper is still a Hall of Famer and we're not. It didn't seem to bother him too much.