Chipper Jones on managing Braves: 'No comment'

On Atlanta's 680-AM The Fan this morning, Chipper Jones had "no comment" when asked about his interest in being the Atlanta Braves manager.

The former Braves slugger appeared with Sandra Golden and Brian Finneran on their "Front Row" show. (Co-host Steak Shapiro was away in Vegas.)

Chipper said he has had conversations with his wife, Taylor, and gave her the same response, but has not ruled it out.

"We'll cross the bridge when it gets here," he offered.

Chipper who retired in 2012 after nearly two decades with the Braves, was named special adviser to the team this season.

He said he's happy with his semi-retirement and while he's been offered opportunities in the broadcast booth he's not interested in big changes.

"Don't want to muddy it up, right now," Chipper said.

Fired Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez joined the broadcast. He discussed the awkward circumstances surrounding his dismissal.

Chipper told Gonzalez he was proud how he handled the firing with dignity.  He asked "skipper" about his immediate plans.

Gonzalez reiterated that he was at peace with the decision and expects to return to baseball as a coach, manager or even front office as soon as possible.

But he also offered how he would welcome being on a Chipper staff.

"We've discussed this before, I want to be your bullpen coach when you come up," Gonzalez told Chipper.

Chipper responded with laughter.

Chipper asked Gonzalez for his favorite stories from managing the Braves. Gonzalez said he was grateful for managing Chipper during the last two years of his career with the Braves.

He shared one story, of a Mother's Day game in Philadelphia when he was offered pink spikes. Gonzalez said he sported the pink shoes in the dugout and Chipper sat next to him and asked, "you think No. 6 would wear those shoes?" referencing Hall of Fame manager Bobby Cox.

"I changed shoes and I never wore pink shoes again in my life," Gonzalez said.

Gonzalez closed out the interview hoping to hear from Chipper ... soon.

"I'll be waiting for a phone call down the road, Chipper."

Would that call come within the next five years, Golden asked.

"I don't know, my crystal ball is broken," Chipper shyly responded.