Oct 3, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; (Editors note: Caption correction) Atlanta Braves former player Chipper Jones throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to game one of the National League divisional series playoff baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Chipper Jones gets a very 'Southern' Father's Day gift

Former Atlanta Braves slugger Chipper Jones is a Southern boy, that’s a well-known fact. Born and raised in Florida and spending his entire Major League career with the Braves, the thick drawl and down home manner of Jones are unmistakeable.

Chipper rides 4-wheelers, goes hunting, wears camouflage, enjoys NASCAR racing, and partakes in all those activities for which Southern people are associated with. The now-retired Jones is the co-owner and co-host of the television show “Major League Bowhunter” which airs on The Sportsman Channel, along with his friends Matt Duff and Jeff Danker.

So it should come as no surprise that those who surround Jones would know exactly what he likes. And when it comes to Father’s day, Chipper got a gift that was perfect for someone like him.

No, not ties or cologne or a new recliner. His Father’s Day gift from fiancée Taylor Higgins would have a very Southern flavor to it. And by flavor, we mean this.

A bouquet of tobacco products and liquor – that’s about as Southern as you can get. I suppose that’s the South’s version of the “edible bouquet”.

What do you think dads? Would a big basket of Skoal and Crown Royal be your “greatest Father’s Day present of all time”? Tell us what your favorite Father’s Day gift of all time is.


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