Chipper Jones Honored By The Astros Prior To Monday's Game

HOUSTON - APRIL 09: Chipper Jones #10 of the Atlanta Braves is presented a cowboy hat by former Houston Astro Craig Biggio in appreciation for all the years he has played for the Braves and against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on April 9, 2012 in Houston, Texas. Jones is retiring this year. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

The Houston Astros presented Chipper Jones with a Stetson cowboy hat prior to Monday's series opener.

The Chipper Jones farewell tour officially got underway Monday in Houston when former Astros great Craig Biggio presented Jones with a Stetson cowboy hat in a ceremony prior to the game. It is the first of several such ceremonies that the eventual Hall of Fame third baseman will be a part of this season.

"Really cool. Classy gesture by the Astros organization. I can wear it out on the ranch. Houston's always been special to me because it's the one place my parents get to come. There's a ton of Braves fans here, we've had a ton of great games here in my tenure here with the Braves against Houston, so it's awfully nice of them to do that."

Jones had arthroscopic surgery on his knee at the end of spring training but is expected to be activated and in the lineup for Tuesday night's game against the Astros.

For more on the Chipper Jones retirement and the Atlanta Braves, go to Talking Chop and Baseball Nation.

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