Milwaukee – When a reporter from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel asked Chipper Jones at the All-Star game what he’d like as a retirement gift from the Brewers, he said without hesitation: “bratwurst.”
He was serious. Tom Haudricourt relayed word to the Brewers, who had Ryan Braun, former Brewers player and current special assistant Craig Counsell and the famed “Racing Sausages” present Jones with a gas grill and a year’s supply of Klement’s sausages before Wednesday’s series finale.
Jones wore a huge grin throughout the presentation. This is a gift he’ll enjoy sharing with his four sons.
“I love them,” Jones said. “We all do.”