Still editing pictures from last night, still owe y'all pics from last Saturday night, but I felt a few of these needed to be shared immediately. The entire album is here at the AJC. Lots of Chipper in there, as expected. (Thanks to Sophia for pointing us to the album!)
Veteran bench player Eric Hinske said plenty of heart-felt goodbyes to his Braves teammates Saturday, under the assumption that he likely won’t be re-signed.
Hinske, 35, struggled in his third season with the Braves, hitting only .197 (26-for-132) with two home runs on the season, both career-lows. Hinske hit .140 (8-for-57) with 17 strikeouts as a pinch hitter. He continued to hold a leadership role in the Braves clubhouse despite his struggles.
“I was a big part of this clubhouse, and it was a good three years,” Hinske said. “Sad to be going. It’s part of the game, part of the business. Just look forward to the next chapter wherever I’ll be next year. (This is a) great organization, great people in the organization, some of my best friends I’ve ever met on the team. We’ll see what happens.”