Mets Official: Tribute To Chipper Will be Extremely Low Key

According to Andy Martino of the Daily News, a team official told him that while the Mets do plan to acknowledge Jones’ distinguished career in some small way, they will not hold an on-field ceremony, present Jones with a gift or stage anything elaborate. Any tribute to Jones, the official said, will be extremely low-key.


Original Post 4/12

Could the Mets really have a plan to “honor” longtime Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones?

WFAN producer Al Dukes talked to a Mets official this morning who told him the team intends to honor the retirement of Braves OF Chipper Jones, according to this report on

Tasked with confirming the rumor, Dukes got a Mets official on the phone Thursday morning.

He summed up the chat on air: “It was a conversation that went like this … ‘Will we acknowledge Chipper Jones’ career? Yes we will.’ “

The team’s plans are unclear, Dukes said. For his final series in Queens, the Mets presented former Braves manager Bobby Cox with a bottle of wine from the California vineyard of legendary New York pitcher Tom Seaver.

You’re kidding me right?

What’s the message here?

Break our fans’ hearts, demolish our team’s hopes, bash our bloody heads in, and we’ll honor you for it at the end of your career?

That’s great… just great…

I respect Chipper and I think he’s a lock for the Hall, but this is too much. What are we going to do, put a big giant No. 10 next to the big Dodger Blue 42?

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