Chipper Jones may be at home like the rest of us, kicking back on his sofa and watching the Atlanta Braves, tweeting attaboys, but his presence is still felt by many players on the team. One of those players is Andrelton Simmons:
Andrelton Simmons told me he watched video of Chipper Jones today to get his swing right. It worked- he had 3 hits.— Tom Hart (@tom_hart) April 10, 2013
Simply watching Chipper hit is enough to help another player with his hitting. Chipper is like a hitting coach by osmosis.
This is a neat reminder of the impact that great players can have, even after they've left the field.