Chipper Jones is joining Roger Clemens’ retired All-Star team for the NBC World Series


That’s National Baseball Congress, not National Broadcasting Company. If it was the latter, I’d be putting the teams together. This is a two-week amateur tournament. The one we talked about yesterday in which Roger Clemens, Adam LaRoche and a bunch of other ex-MLB players are getting together to take on a bunch of amateurs in their 20s.

Now the Geezers have a third baseman:


I also love that Chipper is well aware that there are gonna be some broken old bodies coming out of this. There will be some 420 foot homers — old man strength is a real thing — but Wichita is gonna run out of ice for the these dudes’ knees and you all will be well advised to buy heavy in Advil stock right now.


White Sox slugger Jiménez sidelined with bruised foot

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CHICAGO — Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez has a sprained right foot, likely sidelining the slugger for a pivotal season-ending series against the crosstown Cubs.

The White Sox had dropped a season-high five in a row heading into the weekend set, falling out of first place in the AL Central. They are hoping to get back on track heading into their playoff appearance since 2008, but the health of Jimenez is a concern.

Jimenez, who is batting .296 with 14 homers and 41 RBIs, was injured sliding across home in the seventh inning of Chicago’s 5-4 loss at Cleveland on Thursday. Manager Rick Renteria said the 23-year-old left fielder will need “to be off his feet” for a few days.

“There’s inflammation in there and they want to calm it down” Renteria said. “We’ll know more in a few days.”

The White Sox trailed the first-place Twins by a game heading into the series with the Cubs. They are just one ahead of the third-place Indians. The AL postseason begins on Tuesday.