Now that Chipper Jones is back with the Braves, he’s returning to live full-time in metro Atlanta — after a year and a half living the majority of the time on his ranch in southwest Texas.
“I came to the realization that this isn’t home for me,” Jones said by phone this week from his ranch near Carrizo Springs, Texas. “I like it out here, and during hunting season I could totally be out here. But it’s not where home is. Home is Atlanta. It’s always going to be Atlanta. I’ve lived in Atlanta for 20-plus years. I’m happiest there.”
Jones and his wife, Taylor, plan to drive to Atlanta on Thursday to begin their housing search, likely in the Roswell area, where he lived previously, and close to where his sons Trey, 15, Shea, 11, and Tristan, 10, live with their mother, Sharon.
“I miss my boys,” he said. “I miss being within a few minutes of them and being able to see them when I want.”
In the full article, find out how his new job with the Braves influenced his decision, the difficulty of leaving his parents at the ranch in Texas and why he didn’t simply choose to live out of his home in Blue Ridge during the baseball season.