Hey, he looks familiar: Chipper Jones throws first pitch for Dodgers-Braves NLDS Game 1
Chipper Jones vowed to become a bad golfer in retirement, and by all accounts, he's fulfilled that promise.
"I've done that quite well," he chuckled before Game 1 of the Division Series between the Braves and Dodgers at Turner Field.
Jones was the logical pick to kick off the postseason celebration in Atlanta, seeing that he's considered by most to be a first ballot Hall of Famer and was with the Braves during 14 of their previous 18 postseason appearances. Who better to throw out the ceremonial first pitch and officially get this party started?
Although he's in tremendous shape and looks like he could still play, Jones is happy in retirement and intends to stay there, even if it's a little weird to see him as a spectator at a Braves game in October.
"I've come to grips with it," he said. "I think my time has come and gone. It's these guys time. I left my mark here and that's all you can ask for. I'm ready to be doing what I'm doing."
That includes being a bad golfer, and a great dad.
"As you can see taking the boys to the game is a top priority," he said, gesturing to his family. "Doing some hunting trips and stuff like that are all things I enjoy away from the game."
But lucky for the fans, he enjoys dropping by every now and then, too.