NEW YORK (WFAN) – For real?
Could the Mets possibly have a plan to “honor” longtime Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones?
Enter intrepid producer Al Dukes after the rumblings made it all the way to WFAN’s Boomer & Carton.
Tasked with confirming the rumor, Dukes got a Mets official on the phone Thursday morning.
He summed up the chat on air: “It was a conversation that went like this … ‘Will we acknowledge Chipper Jones’ career? Yes we will.’ “
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So it seems fans in Flushing will have one last chance to tip the cap — or chant “Lar-ry!” — to the soon-to-be retired Mets killer during Atlanta’s last visit to Citi Field in 2012.
The team’s plans are unclear, Dukes said. For his final series in Queens, the Mets presented former Braves manager Bobby Cox with a bottle of wine from the California vineyard of legendary New York pitcher Tom Seaver.
“It all depends on how they do it,” said Boomer Esiason.
Co-host Craig Carton was against it all the way — and in every way.
“Come on, you don’t do anything!” he said. “It’s Chipper Jones!”
Still awaiting word on whether Pat Burrell will throw out the ceremonial first pitch (not really)…
Mets fans, your thoughts? Be heard in the comments below!