MIAMI – Two of the four World Baseball Classic qualifying tournaments start this week in Germany and Jupiter, Fla. The only reason we mention this is because some folks have asked me if I thought Chipper Jones might consider playing in the third edition of the WBC in March 2013, since he played in the first two.
My answer was that I didn’t think he’d have any interest, since he’s retiring after the Braves are done playing this year.
And on Monday, Chipper confirmed as much during an interview before the opener of his final series in Miami, an interview that was as compelling and adroitly handled as have been all his others during No. 10’s Farewell Tour.
To the WBC question, he smiled and said, “I’m a little old for that I got to play in two of them and they were two of the best baseball experiences of my life. But it’s time