Jones was a very popular player due to his self deprecating sense of humor and his ability to connect with fans. He finished with this final nugget in an interview with the Flint Journal:
"If you're a Tigers fan, I'll never stress you out again. If you're not a Tigers fan, you'll never have me as your ace in the hole, convinced I'll blow a lead against your team."Many years from now, he'll be remembered by Tigers fans as the roller coaster - a nickname he got from Ernie Harwell for his penchant to pitch in and out of jams. He drove us all crazy but I think most will remember him with a smile.