Advertisement

 ATLANTA (AP) - Chipper Jones says he isn't nervous at all for what might be his final game.
The Atlanta Braves third baseman rode to Turner Field on Friday with his mother, father and two of his sons. Along the way, he turned to his parents and said, ``I'm ready to go. I'm not even nervous.'' Jones took that as a sign that his decision to retire was the right one, though he'd like to keep the season going as long as possible.
The Braves are facing the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals in a wild-card playoff. The winner advances to the division series against Washington.
Jones also took a shot at baseball's expanded playoffs. Joking around, he says every team should get a chance to play in a single-elimination tournament.
Advertisement
Advertisement

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Reds continue to harm Cards' playoff chances   After another flop at Busch Stadium, the Cardinals need a flamethrowing 22-year-old to keep them afloat in the National...
Thumbnail Giants aim to obliterate Rockies again San Francisco erupted for 19 hits in last night’s victory over Colorado. Will the West Coast crowd witness further offensive heroics...
Thumbnail Cards seek to build momentum against Reds Jhonny Peralta’s had a tough time since returning from the disabled list on June 7. Perhaps, though, he’s rediscovering that familiar power stroke when it matters...
Thumbnail Yanks keeping slim hopes alive vs. Red Sox Clay Buchholz proved his playoff bona fides in 2013. In order for the Red Sox to inflict some real damage this October, the righty may have to be equally...
Thumbnail Reds threatening Cardinals' playoff prospects The Cardinals have laid some absolutely clunkers at Busch Stadium this season. Nothing, however, compares to the embarrassment...
More inMLB Articles  

MLB Team Pages

Advertisement