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Braves join All-Star scene in New York
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ATLANTA — Chipper Jones, picked as a starter for the All-Star game, and Brian McCann, named as a reserve, are prepared to represent the Atlanta Braves at Yankee Stadium Tuesday night while savoring an historic moment.

Jones and McCann are bringing their parents to the game, the final All-Star contest at Yankee Stadium, which will close after this season.

"It's an experience in and of itself, and to be able to share it with those guys is something I'm really looking forward to," Jones said. "Every All-Star experience is tremendous, but I can't wait to see the look on my dad's face when we interact together with some of the greats in the game.

"You interact with all those guys at some point during the course of a season. But my dad doesn't get that opportunity very often, and I'd love to be able to take him down to the clubhouse, and take him out to Monument Grove, watch the look on his face."

Like Jones, McCann has been to All-Star games before, but knows this one is special.
"If there's a year to make the All-Star team, it's this year," McCann said. "Yankee Stadium — there's not a better setting for an All-Star game. It's gonna be the last one played at the Stadium. It's probably going to be one of the best days of my life."

Besides Jones, who will start for the National League at third base, and McCann, one of three catchers on the roster, Braves trainer Jeff Porter made the trip to New York to serve as NL trainer for the game.
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