Brewers Send Chipper Jones into Retirement with a Taste of Milwaukee
Atlanta Braves third baseman and eight-time All-Star Chipper Jones, who announced before the start of the season that this would be his last in Major League Baseball, has been receiving parting gifts from the opposing team when the Braves come to town.
Back in July, Tom Haudricourt, Brewers beat writer for Milwaukee Journal Sentinel asked Chipper what he would like to receive as a farewell gift from us in Milwaukee.
“A year’s supply of brats would be nice. I’ll take brats over cheese. I love brats; so does my family,” Chipper told Tom.
Well, tonight was Chipper’s final game in Milwaukee (barring any potential match-up in the Postseason, of course) and, in a short pregame ceremony before the Brewers beat the Braves by a score of 8-2, we made good on that special request.
The World Famous Klement’s Racing Sausages were on hand to present Chipper with a year’s supply of Klement’s Sausage and we even threw in a Weber Genesis S330 Propane Gas Grill to boot (read: this is not your standard tailgating grill, ladies and gents).
We wish Chipper well in his future endeavors, including shifting his focus to another kind of game by continuing his show, Major League Bowhunter, an educational bowhunting program that airs on Sportsman Channel, a national hunting, shooting and fishing television channel headquartered in New Berlin, Wisconsin. [Full disclosure: That’s also where my husband works—shameless plug!]
When Im done playin, yall be sure to catch me and my boys on Major League Bowhunter this fall on the Sportsmans channel. Got 2 down already!
— Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) September 12, 2012
So, in addition to that Klement’s sausage, perhaps Chipper will find some other ways to put that grill to use as well.
Entering tonight’s game, the career .304 hitter had batted .298 with 4 home runs in the 30 games he played at Miller Park. Chipper went 1 for 3 in tonight’s Brewers victory.