June 28, 2001 Chris Jones was a very good clutch pinch hitter in the mold of Matt Franco and Lenny Harris. Was a decent fourth outfielder too. A very distinct memory I have of Chris was a game against the Giants I went too when it was "Free Sock Day" at Shea The Mets were trailing by two runs in the bottom of the nintth..two runners were on base with two outs..now this was around the time where it seemed like Jones would get a homer each time he pinch it..and sure enough, he hit one just inside the right field foul pole that wouldve gave the Mets a dramatic one -run win..except for the fact that the first base umpire incorrectly ruled it foul..Jones then promptly struck out his next at bat..everyone was so mad at being robbed of a victory taht they started throwing their free socks on the field!
March 16, 2007 I was at that game as well. I remember thinking how it was a perfect situation, because Jones was so clutch as a pinch hitter, he reminded me of Mark Carreon, as both had moments of late inning heroics from the bench. That umpire blew an obvious call, and ruined my day (and Jones' as well, I'm sure).
Pea tear Griffin
April 16, 2008 Just thinking about the times he made me jump off the couch going wild makes me happy. God bless this guy. I hope he is living a wonderful life. Over 10 years later and just thinking about how he seemed to hit a pinch hit homer every time up makes me happy.
March 10, 2011 Chris Jones hit 12 HRs as a Met---and 3 of those were walk off HRs.