“I grew up in the shadow of Mickey Mantle. He was my dad’s guy and the reason he made me a switch-hitter.” - Chipper Jones
Season-ending is one thing, career-ending is quite another.
It can’t end like this …
Chipper has played through pain his entire career, and performed at a pretty high level nearly the entire time. As a Mets fan, I hate him, but as a baseball fan, he’s a gamer, a guy you want in the fox hole with you, and a villain who played the heel well.
If this is the end for Larry, it’s been a fun ride. Be well, old friend.
If this is the injury that ends Chipper’s career, it was a hell of a play he made while doing it.