Jones plays tough through injuries and never forgets his manners

Adam Jones is playing banged up.

His ankle is sore after rolling it while running the bases on Friday, and his tailbone is sore from slamming into the centerfield wall yesterday; but he's still playing at the same level he did when he wasn't hurt.

Jones is pretty tough.

I really like this kid. His makeup is amazing, not only physically, but mentally as well. I'm amazed at his ability to let things go. He's very positive; he makes mistakes and he moves on. He's also very willing to learn from anybody older and more experienced than him. He's like a sponge bouncing around the clubhouse. He's going to be a big star.

My only problem with him...he calls me Miss Theoharis. For the record, I'm only seven years older than him.