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Report: ESPN interested in Chipper Jones as baseball analyst

Chipper Jones

Hall of Famer Chipper Jones could be coming to a television near you if ESPN has its way.

The network has interest in hiring the former Atlanta Braves star as a game analyst, according to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post. This comes after Jones partnered with play-by-play man Boog Sciambi for a game last year, which impressed ESPN executives.

Jones has also been courted by FOX in the past. It’s unclear how interested he is or how close this is to becoming a reality. Marchand reports that Jones is not expected to be a candidate for Sunday Night Baseball, where network executives are said to be contemplating changes.

The Hall of Famer’s cameo last year was good, and he proved to be a capable storyteller, so it’s easy to see what ESPN sees. David Ross, a key part of ESPN’s baseball coverage, left to manage the Cubs, so Jones would make a ton of sense as a replacement.

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