This isn’t exactly shaping up to being a big Chipper Jones vs. Bryce Harper showdown for the Final Vote for the NL All-Star team, at least not for the two of them.
When Harper learned Sunday that he was among four players in addition to Jones up for the final NL roster spot, he told reporters he’d vote for Jones, saying “I think a Hall of Famer should be able to go to the All-Star game his last year.”
When Jones learned of Harper’s comments, he texted Harper Sunday night.
“That’s a very classy thing for a 19-year-old kid to say,” Jones said. “I think he’s going to be in his fair share of All-Star games throughout the years. He’s an unbelievable talent and I just let him know that I appreciated what he said. It was classy. But we’ll see. All those guys (in) the final five guys deserve to be there. I’m just happy to be in the mix.”
Fans have until 4 p.m. to vote for Jones or Harper, Michael Bourn, Aaron Hill, or David Freese. Results will be announced shortly thereafter.