Once upon a time, Chipper Jones catching a foul ball at an Atlanta Braves game wasn’t very noteworthy. The retired third baseman had to do that a lot during his career — even in the NLDS, in which the Braves played Game 1 against the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday.
However, Chipper Jones catching a foul ball in the year 2019, that’s just fun. The 47-year-old looks like he’s having fun.
Chipper Jones still making plays 😂 pic.twitter.com/g4OpK08q8Q— Bleacher Report MLB (@BR_MLB) October 4, 2019
That grin and those high fives came after the former MVP hauled in a foul ball from the bat of Cardinals outfielder Randy Arozarena in the top of the ninth inning of Game 1 between the Cardinals and Braves.
The foul ball was actually Jones’ second cameo in the game, as he also threw out the first pitch to Freddie Freeman during the opening ceremonies.
Funnily enough, Jones’ catch was the starter’s pistol of a wild ninth inning. The next five Cardinals hitters all reached base, and a Kolten Wong doubled broke the game open to a score of 7-3.
The Braves responded with a two-run Ronald Acuna homer and a Freddie Freeman solo shot to pull within a run. Cardinals closer Carlos Martinez struck out Nick Markakis to close things out, as the Cardinals took a 1-0 series lead.
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