Chipper Jones has himself a new gig. After being a guest on many Braves games in the past, the Hall of Famer has landed a national job as a color commentator for ESPN’s Wednesday Night Baseball, per Carroll Rogers Watson of the AJC.
While I am sure many Braves fans are now selfishly wishing he could have had a similar role for the team’s broadcasts, it is easy to see why this role would be attractive to Jones. He gets to work for ESPN, and it only requires 20 nights out of the year. He has been a special advisor to the team for a while now, which also serves as a passive role during his retirement.
It will be a pleasure to see Jones be able to do a handful of broadcasts throughout the season and to offer some insight around the MLB that is not Braves related. We wish him the best in his newest opportunity!