Chipper Jones enters the All-Star Game as a sub for Matt Kemp
Chipper Jones was shown respect and love from rookie Bryce Harper as it pertained to the vote for the final NL selection in the All-Star game.
Harper’s were prophetic as Jones has now just been named as Matt Kemp’s replacement for the game, narrowing the NL field in the fan based vote down to just Harper, Michael Bourn, David Freese and Aaron Hill.
Jones told the Atlanta Journal Constitution that he still appreciates the nod as if it were the first time.
“Same excitement every single time,” Jones said. “I’ve always cherished this experience, being able to go and rub elbows with the best players in the game, the elite of the elite and just get to know them.
So many friendships have been forged at All-Star games. Going out to dinner or sitting around the clubhouse shooting the breeze.
And now my kids get to do it with me and meet all the best players in the game and create a lifelong memory for them, which is cool for me to do.”
This stop in the Chipper Jones victory lap will indeed be one of the sweetest.