Chipper Jones, shown here in a photo from his website, was all smiles at the 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Kansas City, Mo., hitting a single in the 6th inning.
PIERSON -- Coaxing Chipper Jones out of retirement from the Major Leagues and playing first base for the New York Yankees is nothing more than wishful thinking.
The Pierson native had been rumored to fill-in for injured All-Star first baseman Mark Texiera, but the former Atlanta Braves' infielder has no intention of returning to baseball and certainly not donning the pinstripes for the Bronx Bombers.
“I already know the answer,” Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman told the New York Daily News on Tuesday in Tampa, hoping against hope. “But I might as well throw it out there anyway.”
Jones, himself put a definitive end to any fanciful thoughts by Cashman or any other baseball suitors, tweeting: “Enough with the rumors! While I am flattered about the speculation of being enticed out of retirement, I'm happy with life as a bad golfer!”