Reds to honor Chipper with commemorative bases
The Reds will honor Chipper Jones’ last scheduled trip to Cincinnati by utilizing bases adorned with a commemorative message on one side. At some point during this week’s four-game series in the Queen City, Jones will be presented with one of these bases pictured above.
This is one of the classiest gestures a club has made to recognize Jones’ farewell tour. The veteran third baseman, who will retire at the end of this year, has batted .259 with eight home runs and a .804 OPS in 55 career games in Cincinnati. He has hit .333 with three homers and a .931 OPS in 20 games at Great American Ball Park.
The Braves are hoping Jones will return to the lineup during this week’s series. He missed the final two games of this weekend’s series in Tampa with a bruised left calf that he suffered when he was hit with a line drive during Friday night’s series opener.