Chipper Jones has clarified that the comments he made Monday about an early retirement were in jest.
“I don?t know if I can make it through this year,” Chipper joked with a couple of reporters on Monday. Those comments were taken out of context, unfortunately. “It was tongue and cheek,” Jones insisted on Tuesday. “I was kidding. I just got done playing eight innings with three at-bats. I was a little tired. I wasn?t by any means suggesting I couldn?t make it through the season. If I didn?t think that I could, I wouldn?t be out there.”