Actor Luke Wilson visited Turner Field Friday as a guest of broadcaster Joe Simpson.
He watched batting practice, met Chipper Jones and manager Bobby Cox and got a little tongue-in-cheek from Braves president John Schuerholz.
After someone suggested Schuerholz might have Wilson throw a bullpen session, Schuerholz shook his head no and quipped: “Can you hit?”
Wilson, who dates Simpson’s daughter Meg, grew up in Dallas and pulls for the Texas Rangers but said he’s been a Braves fan as well from their years on TBS and pulled for them in the 1990s.
As for meeting Jones? Wilson said he seemed like a nice guy, and then paid Jones this Hollywood-worthy compliment: “If somebody was going to play a baseball player in a movie, it should be Chipper.”