A Candid Interview from the AJC with Chipper Jones


Q. Looking ahead, do you worry you’re in for another tough year physically?

A. I know this year is going to be tough physically. But I signed up to play, and my teammates want me out there, and I want to be out there as much as I can. I’m going to be 40 years old, and I know it. I’m reminded of it every time I pick up the paper or turn on my computer, but the fact of the matter is, I can still go out and contribute and be productive and that’s what I’m going to shoot to accomplish this year. Wherever I hit, whenever I play, I want to help this team win. That’s always been my goal, and it doesn’t change just because I’m turning 40 this year.

Read the rest of the interview over at the Atlanta Journal Constitution Braves blog, where Carroll Rogers does a nice job pinch-hitting for David O’Brien.

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