LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Country music artist Jason Aldean impressed some of his favorite baseball players as he went through Thursday morning's workout with his good friend Chipper Jones and the rest of the Braves.
"To get to come out here today is a big honor for me," Aldean said. "It was a lot of fun."
Aldean has been a fan of the Braves dating back to his childhood in Macon, Ga. Over the past few years, he has developed a friendship with Brian McCann and gone hunting with both Tim Hudson and Jones. He was in camp for the filming of Day Jobs, a reality show that will air on Great American Country this fall.
"He's the best celebrity I've seen," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "We get a lot of celebrities coming through here to do a lot of this stuff. He's by far, the best I've been around at doing that kind of stuff."
Aldean seemed to be at ease as he picked a few low throws and took batting practice.
"I told them I felt a lot like Willie Mays Hays (from the movie Major League)," Aldean said. "I hit a lot of pop ups. I started to drop down and do some pushups."