Andruw Jones led off Wednesday's Atlanta United game by swinging a hammer at the Golden Spike
Been wondering what Andruw Jones and his sweet, sweet swing have been up to? Well, look no further. The Atlanta Braves great -- who first rose to prominence as 19-year-old in the 1996 World Series -- was back and swinging some lumber on Wednesday night in Atlanta. This time, as the Golden Spiker for MLS' Atlanta United.
Wondering what the Golden Spike is? Wonder no more: Before every Atlanta United game the supporters carry in the large, eight-foot-long spike that's covered in the signatures of both players and fans.
It's just a shame that Atlanta United didn't become a team in the mid-90s. Because then we could dream about Jones becoming a two-sport star: a powerful, fleet-footed Golden Glover for the Braves, and a magical midfielder for the Five Stripes. Just watch him play the outfield and tell me he couldn't command the pitch as a box-to-box midfielder for 90 minutes every weekend: