1:18 am October 12, 2010, by Carroll Rogers
October 12th, 201010:50 am
Look – Bobby Cox deserves to be Manager of the Year for what he did with this years team. Think about it – At first, we had a thrid baseman – Third base was covered by a second baseman while for much of the late season second was filled by bench players. He lost pitchers to injuries, Chippper, Prado, Medlin…… Who am I forgetting?
I have disagreed with many of his moves and strategies or the apparent lack thereof, but this year he woke from his Five year NAP and managed.
I’ll miss the sight of Cox in the dugout but at the same time I am excited to see someone new, with fresh ideas give it a try for a while. Freddy G sounds like the front runner and after how he disciplined Ramerez (?) when he lofted. maybe this team needs a little less of a “player’s manager” and more of a hard ass for a while. Very young club and I’m not sure Bobby related to them youngsters.
Good Luck Bobby in everything you do and enjoy that cruise in April.
October 12th, 201010:52 am
Carroll – Why were you up at 1:21AM and not DOB. How does he always manage……… Never mind. Thanks Carroll – you do a wonderful job.
I moved here 31 years ago and Bobby Cox was the manager of the Braves. It took awhile, but I became a Braves fans long before they started their 14 division title streak. Though Bobby wasn’t there all those years, Bobby Cox has been the Braves to me for all those years. I don’t know if I will be the same Braves fans next year as I have been for the past 31.
October 12th, 201010:53 am
I have always been impressed with how consistent the Braves have been at winning and I’m not even a Braves fan. I have always thought very highly of Bobby Cox and how he made the Braves into a strong team year after year. I was sad to see them lose such close playoff games to the Giants. The Giants showed class by pausing their celebration to congratulate Bobby Cox on a fantastic career. I hope Mr. Cox enjoys many years to come. He well deserves it.
October 12th, 201010:55 am
October 12th, 201010:56 am
NLDS Series Final Braves 1, San Francisco 1, Tied 2. Giants first and only base runner to score in game 1 was out at second base. Game 4, Base runner out at 2nd base on Gonzo’s through (2 outs). Next batter struck out, inning over!! Umps cost us the series.
October 12th, 201010:58 am
It was time for the very over rated manager to retire. Cox alone will loose 20-30 games per year with bad decisions. The best thing about his retirement is that maybe we can get TP out of the braves camp.
October 12th, 201010:59 am
I have been a Braves’ fan since 1966 when they came to Atlanta. A Crackers’ fan prior to that. I was a fan “even through the rotten years.” I was a fan when people laughed when you said you were a Braves fan. I have seen great players come and go. Several managers come and go. But no manager with a record like Bobby Cox. Sure we had 14 division titles and 1 WS pennant…but what did we have before that. Bobby Cox (and TBS) put the Atlanta Braves on the radar of all the “new” fans. If you are a fan you are a fan regardless. You follow in the good times and the bad times. We have the right to question why some decisions were made during a game because we are fans. We get angry when we lose, we laugh and cheer when we win, but, we always support our team and its manager. Next season will be different for the true die-hard Braves fans, but we will carry on because we are Braves Fans. We love Bobby, we love our team and I am going to hope we love our new manager as the torch is passed. I have read a lot of crap on here today. But Braves Fans can rise above all that…we have down through the years and will continue to do so for many more years to come. Farewell Bobby. Atlanta Braves…I will see you next as always.
October 12th, 201011:05 am
Peppino-you have been added to the losers roster. You couldn’t find second base with a nav on your glove. Ever since you were cut from the JV team you have had an ax to grind. Get a life pal.
The Braves should have just bought all the stars from other teams like my team and the Yankees do. It will be the Yankees and Phills in the WS thanks to deep pockets. It isn’t about who has a better coached team or who develops their players the best. It is about who has the most money to buy a championship. I am sorry the Braves haven’t figured this out yet but my Phillies have and I love it!
October 12th, 201011:07 am
Hey Danbo-TP can still hit pitches that would leave you frozen like Medusa’s prey. Stick to your recliner and your wine spritzers.
October 12th, 201011:08 am
Dang. Where’s that box of tissues?
October 12th, 201011:10 am
By the way all of you experts, Paul Emmel lost it for the Braves with that pathetic call at second in Game 1 and his rediculous strike zone in Game 3. And for the record I umpire GHSA nd D2 college ball. No excuse for his terrible eyes.
peppino = colossal retard.
October 12th, 201011:11 am
Bobby, Bobby, Bobby, Bobby, Bobby, Bobby, Bobby, Bobby, Bobby, Bobby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bob from Accounttemps
October 12th, 201011:12 am
@Go Phillies: a poor attempt at being an imposter to the real Phillies poster. True, the Phils have spent tons of money, but Howard and Utley are home grown talent and they are about to lose Werth (a former platoon player) who is likely to go to the Yankees. They spent money on pitching, as did the Braves. They just spent if very, very wisely.
October 12th, 201011:13 am
i didn’t know championships were about the deepest pockets and who could buy one. you clearly don’t know a thing about baseball.
its amazing that people like me, that pointed out how each and every stupid call bobby cox made connected to how they lost games are called morons and know nothing about baseball, but i am a very big of a baseball fan as a person can be, and had started playing baseball when i was a kid. the only people that seem to be morons, and probably really do not understand the real flow of baseball are those people that seem to praise bobby cox every time he made idiotic calls that cost the braves game after game and did not call him on it!! anyone that really understands baseball would have call bobby cox on those idiotic calls instead of always putting up blinders on!! when the braves got beat all of the excuses start flying!!! yet people like me that questioned bobby cox are “morons” –NO!!! i dont think so!! the only morons are the bobby cox apologists out there!!
October 12th, 201011:14 am
Go Phillies let me be the first to say it….We don’t get a sh%% how you do it in Philly GTFH…you complete tool!
Real baseball fans know what a great manager Bobby is. Folks like ‘pappino’ and ‘danbo’ are still pissed that they always sat the bench in little league. Of course you could have won 14 straight division titles, 2nd most wins in post-season play, 4th most wins in the history of baseball. Yeah, you 2 are real baseball gurus.
October 12th, 201011:15 am
bobby cox will be so missed — braves baseball will not be the same — thankfully chipper will be coming back — which makes it a bit easier for me anyway –
October 12th, 201011:16 am
For the Braves to have gotten as far as they did with the anemic bats up and down the lineup, says a lot about Bobby – and the pitching too. Like others have said, I’m sitting here all teary-eyed reading the comments from the players, and most of all young Mr. Conrad. No question Bobby’ll be missed and hopefully he’ll be able to make still more contributions to the Braves in the years ahead, but no matter who’ll be the manager come next year, it can’t be the same.
As for the ‘go phillies’ guy…it’s too bad that you don’t see it. That you’re too ‘thick-headed’, or worse, to understand the significance of this man and this moment. I mean I’ll bet you anything that the Philly’s players and coaches, to a man, have nothing but positives to say about Bobby Cox right now. Hell even the Philly Phanatic (or howthehellever it’s spelled) would ‘tip his hat- if he has one.
You da man, Bobby. The Braves would be nowhere close to the franchise they are today without you. We’ll miss you … enjoy retirement – you deserve it!
October 12th, 201011:17 am
I seriously hope you’re not representative of the typical level of class and overall humanity that all Phillies fans are. Otherwise you deserve to see everything you’re enjoying right now go up in smoke.
As for the money thing, that’s why baseball’s broken right now. Heck, I would feel great for the Royals and Pirates and their fans if they both got to the World Series, but realistically it probably isn’t happening anymore because MLB won’t enforce some sort of fiscal balance between the teams. But don’t worry; if Liberty Media sells the Braves during the offseason to a human owner who has actual passion for the game and these fans (Arthur Blank comes to mind), I imagine it won’t be long until the Braves own the NL East (and hopefully a lot more) again.
October 12th, 201011:19 am
lee and yet all those baseball folks that will vote on the Hall of Fame will elect Bobby Cox the minute he is eligible…so much for his years and years of bad calls etc.In your mind how do you square that with your world view you big ol’ baseball expert you??
October 12th, 201011:22 am
Championships are built through team chemistry, defense, and a lot of luck. The Yankees continued to spend money, but went nearly 10 years without a title before last season. It ain’t all about the money.
Bobby Cox led (put together) the Braves to the most magical year that any Braves fan could have imagined in 1991. For most of us in our 30s, we remember Dale Murphy and not much else when it came to Braves Baseball. Cox had many faults but, no one will ever come close to being a leader of professional athletes like him. Can you imagine Coaches in other professional sports being given a standing ovation after the last game by the opposing team? I have lived and died with many Braves postseason runs. I truly feel that he got everything that he could out of a patched-together roster of young talent and well-travelled vets. Fourteen consecutive will never be matched in pro sports. Thanks for allowing me to have the joy of being a Braves fan! Enjoy life, Bobby!
October 12th, 201011:23 am
Sad to see a board intended to be dedicated to remembering the Braves’ greatest manager dissolve into spite and vitriol, mostly by trolls who claim to be fans of other teams. I guess it’s true that the character of human nature is best exposed through anonymity.
I will be supporting the Giants because of the classy act that they showed last night. I have and always will be a Braves fan. Yes, i fired Bobby several times but always rehired him. As far as the Phillies, go they are from the North and don’t know any better than to be rude, So go Phillies can take some lessons from the Braves fans and Giants. Let’s go Giants and let’s go Rays.
October 12th, 201011:25 am
TAMI – I believe Marie was telling a blogger named “Go Phillies” to go go somewhere – She was not rooting for the Phillies but rather expressing her dislike of the blogger named “Go Phillies.” And I agree with her.
Thank you Bobby Cox for all the great memories – my kids don’t remember another manager for the Braves – you were the constant. God Speed and happy retirement!
tha hitting fool
October 12th, 201011:27 am
wow after reading that i will have to clean my damn monitor to get all the tear stain off…..Great job boys!! Go Braves
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Great Blog Carroll. I am sure you deserve the accolades the bloggers are giving DOB
October 12th, 201011:30 am
I still remember that Sports Illustrated cover from the early 80s titled “Looserville”. It was the lowest cheap shot that I’ve seen thrown by a national media outlet at our city. 30 years later we say goodby to a man who helped erase that lable and replace it with respect and an expectation to win every year. When Ted brought Bobby back from the “time out” with the Blue Jays, in the front office, he was the architect of the modern Braves. Returning to the dugout as manager he took the talent that Ted Turner provided for him and STAYED at the top for over a decade. After Ted, with the new owners giving him less to work with, Bobby proved what kind of manager he really is by making “Chicken Salad out of Chicken S–t” (my dad’s favorite saying). This year was a prime example. Thank you Bobby for renaming A-town :”Winnersville”.
October 12th, 201011:31 am
Wish the ending could have been better, but this was a fun team to watch everyday and Bobby (as typically the case) was grate to watch MANAGE them day to day…
Bobby Cox is one of the greatest day to day managers in MLB…
October 12th, 201011:32 am
Go easy on the Phillie fans. After all, they are next door to New Jersey. Imagine living next to that stink pit.
As for the Phillies team itself, I would bet you to a man that they all respect and admire Bobby Cox. Charlie Manual and Bobby are good friends, so while I do not like their fan base, I do respect their team. I give them credit where it is due, they are a good team.
What the Giants did last night was a class act, and I would think that any team, including the Phillies, would have done the same. Baseball people know and understand what Bobby means to baseball, and the city of Atlanta. His class and dignity will be missed by everyone associated with MLB.
October 12th, 201011:33 am
Our worst-to-first year in ‘91 was when I became hooked on Braves baseball, and have been along for the Bobby RIde every year since. They’ve always made me proud, win or lose. It’s HOW they did it that makes the city proud.
As sad as I feel for Braves Country, having to do without the Skipper next year, I feel very sad for Bobby. He’ll be the one making the huge change in his life, trying to fill that gaping day-to-day void. Let’s hope he stays busy – in the background – of the Braves universe, advising, consulting, kibbitzing, and yes, writing a memoir.
Looks like spring training will belong totally to our new manager – Bobby and Pam will be on their cruise.
Bobby, thanks for EVERYTHING you’ve done for the team, the city and your fans. It’s been dedication to a team and it’s players at it’s finest.
October 12th, 201011:36 am
I was there chanting for Bobby, and wished it could have turned out differently. Fun but frustrating game to be at last night.
I also wish that we could have sold out what was going to be Bobby’s final game at the Ted regardless of outcome. It’s sad that it’s SRO only when the Braves are tied or in the lead. Sometimes I wonder if Atlanta deserves the Braves or great sports heros like Bobby.
October 12th, 201011:44 am
Thanks Bobby Cox. We love you and what you have done for the Braves. Because of you every Braves Fan can hold their heads high. You will be foever remembered for all of the victories but what you really were was a players coach. I thank you for that. There will be a new coach in Atlanta next year but YOU will never be replaced. Congrats on your retirement.
October 12th, 201011:46 am
Peppino-really classy move talking about my children. You are lucky I can’t personally find you, but one day you will make a comment like that to the wrong person, and they will put a bullet in your head.
Never knew having an opinion could result in someone being so shallow.
October 12th, 201011:47 am
sorry, that should not have been directed at Peppino, it should have been directed at Buffy!
October 12th, 201011:52 am
The character in Bobby really showed yesterday when he asked the folks here in Atlanta to support Brooks Conrad. During batting practice, Brooks went to left field to shag flies, and the fans out in left gave him a standing ovation. Another example of Bobby sticking up for his players.
October 12th, 201011:55 am
Those of us in Braves Country refer to him as 6. He changed the direction of what was a bad organization when he arrived 20 something years ago as the GM.
His loyalty to players is what we desire for the workforce today. His tactical moves from the dugout often left you scratching your head, and wondering, what he could have been thinking. Maybe he was out of touch, or maybe he was so far ahead of everyone else that we didn’t understand.
And it all started when he donned that hideous pin-stripped uni with the NY on the cap!
Warren P. Field
October 12th, 201011:58 am
Most managers and coaches go out on a negative note. It is good to see Bobby cox go out being loved and appreciated by the players and fans. We will miss you, Bobby!!!!!!
October 12th, 201011:59 am
I wish our coach had one 100th the class you do Bobby . Thanks for 25 years of great baseball. Five years and then the HOF
October 12th, 201012:03 pm
Your right about the bama coach he shows us all what is wrong with college sports as he threw his players under the bus. Thanks BOBBY we love you
5 star dad
October 12th, 201012:07 pm
Bama fan your right ,Saban talks about bama players like he is not part of the team. What a joke my son will not be playing for him after this. Thanks Bobby ,there will never be a manager who will love his players like you do.
October 12th, 201012:08 pm
Never figureed out why a fan from another team hangs out on a blog other than their on team….insecurity maybe…..personalilty flaws….unstable mentalilty ???? Anyway “Go phillies” your a fu@k-tard!
October 12th, 201012:10 pm
Nobody on the Phillies blog wants me around…..
October 12th, 201012:14 pm
Thank you, Bobby!
As a 20 year old fan, I’ve never known the braves without Bobby Cox. He will go down in history as a great coach and an even more incredible human being. To support Conrad after those miscues takes a lot of loyalty and compassion.
Congratulations to the ‘10 Braves on an amazing season. To play through all those injuries, to compete at a high level, and to play with an extraordinary amount of heart…that’s all any fan can ask for.
Very proud to say I’m a lifetime Braves fan. Prouder still to say I’m a lifetime supporter of the great Bobby Cox.
October 12th, 201012:16 pm
I had to come on here this morning to let you know that the last post from someone posing as me (Go Phillies) was, in fact, an imposter who apparently was trying to stir the pot to get you all going on me again. In passing, I understand your emotions concerning a manager you had for over 20 years and the memories you have. However, you cannot escape the fact that one World Series win against 14 straight NLCS appearances should really be considered underachieving, especially with the overwhelming talent you had in the 90’s. That is all I am saying and have said. As for class, have you all read some of the more classy posts directed at me? Kind of hypocritical, wouldn’t you say? You talk about class, but dismiss the fact that the person (Bobby Cox) you are propping up as “classy” is anything but that to his wife. Before you start throwing out who’s classy and who has no class, you might try thinking with your brains instead of your emotions. As reported in May 1995, “police were called to the home of Bobby and Pamela Cox in northwest Atlanta, Georgia. Pamela Cox told the police that her husband struck her. Bobby Cox was charged under Georgia’s Domestic Violence Act with simple battery. He was accused of punching his wife and pulling her hair. In a court settlement, Pamela Cox was instructed by the judge to attend a battered women’s program and Bobby Cox was told to complete violence counseling and an alcohol evaluation.” Yes, it takes a real man and real “class” to punch your wife in the face and pull her hair. Now, I’ll leave you all to your misery and delusions about how classy and accomplished the great Bobby Cox was.
October 12th, 201012:17 pm
Jonathan C. Breault
October 12th, 201012:19 pm
I could not believe my eyes when I saw the ballpark with at least 15,000 empty seats. What kind of baseball town is Atlanta when a playoff game of such incredible importance draws such a small crowd? I don’t think San Francisco has 15,000 empty seats for the whole season.
October 12th, 201012:20 pm
DOB, what are your sentiments towards Bobby? You’ve been in the clubhouse for years, and I think it’d be interesting to get your take on everything…
Sweet Old Buck
October 12th, 201012:23 pm
The ownership of the Braves did not deserve Bobby Cox. They made him and Frank Wren try to win with re-treads, utility players, career minor leaguers and a few pros (too few). The shame of it is that the “thinkers” in Denver will believe that the Braves can pull a repeat next year without reaching out for more pros.
That leaves a decision on Chipper up to local leadership to get him to retire and free up the money he would have been paid to bring in a real player or two.
To “braves”–very intelligent response. Well thought out, and typical of an inbred redneck to dismiss wife beating.
October 12th, 201012:24 pm
You are correct….douche bag!
October 12th, 201012:26 pm
Go Phillies – you’re a clown.
Those Braves teams everyone thinks should have won all these titles…most of them were 80 win teams under other managers. Bobby got more out of less than any manager ever. Smoltz was the only power (playoff) pitcher on the roster for most of them. Glavine and Maddux didn’t get their 2 inches on the outside in the playoffs. And there has never, ever, ever, been a offense here that even pretended to compete with what the Yankees do, or the stinking Phillies have now. You had Chipper, and a mix and match bunch of decent players around him the whole time.
Losers like you Go Phillies think that just because you’re a fan of a club that will buy championships that you know anything about the game. Fact is, all but a couple of Bobby’s playoff teams were teams that got their on heart and determination and playing way over their heads to even make the playoffs.
October 12th, 201012:27 pm
Thank you, Bobby Cox, for all the years. Thank you, Braves, for all the grit and perserverence you’ve shown this past year, when the sum of the team was greater than all the parts. Thanks Atlanta for filling the Ted last night with such enthusiasm and respect. I’ll never forget the energy that you fans brought to every pitch, and electric feeling that buzzed until the end. It was a very good year.
October 12th, 201012:28 pm
Now THAT! was well put !!! hahahahahah
October 12th, 201012:30 pm
Go phillies….just suck one…you must be one of the real fine douches from up in filthadelphia.
October 12th, 201012:32 pm
Time–you are the clown, and very uninformed if you think that we “bought” all of that talent. Our core group is home grown. Halladay and Oswalt were picked up via TRADE, not bought. Werth came cheap due to previous injury, Victorino was a rule 5 pick up. Polanco was not expensive and neither was Ibanez. GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT. You lose credibility when you misrepresent the facts.
October 12th, 201012:34 pm
You’re going to talk credibility….So what does that say for the eagles hiring Vick….hhhmmmmmmm…
October 12th, 201012:35 pm
braves–yep, he was able to put together more than four words, unlike you, in response.
4 Jacks–another “classy” comment. And, for your information, men don’t “douche” unlike you outhouse wizards down south. Yes, I can sink into the same level of “classiness” as you rednecks coming out of the woodwork.
October 12th, 201012:37 pm
“he was able to put together more than four words, unlike you, in response.” this is an idiot reponding to my question……
October 12th, 201012:38 pm
good reponse jack-hole!!!!
braves–Many Eagles fans like myself have never approved of Reid’s pick up of Vick. The Eagles lost credibility with a lot of Philly fans when they went after Vick. You all sure loved him when you had him and I bet a lot of you still support him.
October 12th, 201012:39 pm
braves–I was responding to your previous question, you idiot.
October 12th, 201012:43 pm
Bringing up the ancient history of a domestic incident between Bobby and Pam Cox was really low, even for whoever this “Go Phillies” person is. I wasn’t there and didn’t see what happened any more than I’m sure Go Phillies ALSO didn’t, but I can tell you this; every single one of us as human beings has hit a low point or done something in our lives we’re not proud of at some time or another. What I find remarkable that people like this ALWAYS fail to bring up is that Bobby and Pam Cox worked things out between them and are still together to this day, all while Bobby continued to lead the Braves to another playoff run. THAT IS TRUE LOVE, CHARACTER, AND COMMITMENT that transcends short-term fuzzy feelings or what all too many folks define today as “till death to us part”.
Now I don’t care if you’re the “original” or an “imposter”, if your monicker here on these boards has to do with the Phillies or any other team, you don’t belong here and frankly aren’t welcome bringing what you’re bringing to the discussions here. So if the Phillies’ boards won’t have you, then that’s tough. We Braves fans sure as heck won’t, either.
October 12th, 201012:46 pm
Go Phillies first wife beaters never stop beating their wives on their own, the wives either leave, get killed or the man goes to jail..Bobby and his wife are still together..truth is his wife was a mean drunk he is not even in her weight class. The incident has never been repeated read into it what you will but then your a tool and a fool.
@ Go Phillies, you are the proverbial bad apple that spoils it for the vast majority of us great Philly fans who get a bad rap due to people like you. To come in here trolling to bash Cox mere hours after his last ever game was the height of classlessness. Nothing wrong with having a debate down the road somewhere on his legacy and his career, but this was neither the time nor the place to do that. Your stereotypical “Negadelphia” attitude is one of reasons why the hype about Philly fans, fed by a lazy and disingenuous media, never dies. Why don’t you try being a man for once and give the man a little credit, loser. As I said in my earlier post, Braves fans were lucky to have had him all those years as he was making our team irrelevant in the NL East. The man deserves at least some respect and admiration from any true fan of baseball. That’s something you are desperately trying to prove that you are not.
October 12th, 201012:47 pm
read back, 3rd grade, I only asked one question,….”So what does that say for the eagles hiring Vick….hhhmmmmmmm…” and you answered “braves–yep, he was able to put together more than four words, unlike you, in response.”if you’re talking about this “Now THAT! was well put !!! hahahahahah” that was a statement, not a question. For someone who acts so smart, you sure are stupid….I guess all yankees are like you…
October 12th, 201012:48 pm
I guess everyone is so quick to forget that this guy punched his wife in the face and pulled her hair. What a classy guy!
October 12th, 201012:50 pm
He who is without sin, let him cast the first stone.
October 12th, 201012:51 pm
TJR- any of the things I said to “go phillies” does not apply to you. You know how to conduct yourself when on another teams blog….I commend you…and I welcome you here.
October 12th, 201012:53 pm
For Bobby, 1 world championship in 15 years of playoffs. Is it really that bad? It sounds bad, but statistically….
His first four playoff years, four teams made the playoffs each year. He won zero world championships. Statistically, he should have won one. He would have if not for Lonnie Smith.
In his last 12 playoff years, eight teams made the playoffs each year. Statistically, he should have won 1.5 world championships in that period. Or, putting it another way, either 1 or 2 world championships. He won one. Not too far off the expectation. If not for the Dye/Grissom misfortune in the outfield and a blown 6-0 lead in the ‘96 series, he wins two.
In the wild-card era, he won 10 post-season series and lost 11, a near .500 record. .500 would be the statistical expectation.
His post season performance is an argument that will go on forever with no clear conclusion. What cannot be argued is 14 straight division titles. That’s pretty much incomprehensible. Great job, Bobby. Especially 2004, 2005, and 2010 when our roster seriously overachieved to even make the playoffs. We’ll miss you.
October 12th, 201012:54 pm
@ extremus – not without my own, but lets not act like just because you were a good coach its ok to forget that he battered his wife and he is a classy guy.
October 12th, 201012:57 pm
@ Jason, No, it’s not okay. But it’s also between Bobby and Pam Cox and doesn’t involve you or me. And if his wife could forgive him, then why do trolls have to bring this up the day after he retires and almost twenty years after the fact? Hmmm? Leave him (and the rest of us) alone, please.
I must be the Crazy One
Bobby treated the players that played for him like MEN. Not children to be reprimanded. Not playing mind games with them or ’scaring them’ into playing well… he was above all that. Believe it or not in this country there was a time when men were men, and they strove for excellence not because someone was ‘riding them’ to excellence as so many Bobby detractors would have it, but rather out of their own desires to win and be great. Bobby was one of the last managers in the game who gave men an opportunity to be men. Whether they embraced that or used that as an excuse to fail wasn’t Bobby’s fault and never will be; it is theirs. There are truly too few of those kinds of bosses and leaders left, be in in baseball or any other facets of life. If you despise Bobby for being this way then i’d wage a guess its because you are the kind that must be ridden in order to excel. The rest of us would and do appreciate the chance to be our own men.
October 12th, 20101:05 pm
I was at the game last night and didn’t get choked up when Bobby came out to chants after the game. I did not get choked up by the fact that the Braves season had come to an end.
I literally shed tears upon reading some of the guys’ quotes in this article, especially Conrad.
Can’t remember the last time I literally cried. Powerful stuff.
just a fan
October 12th, 20101:14 pm
Bobby, thanks for everything…see you around Adairsville.
October 12th, 20101:15 pm
Do you get a “pennant” for winning the wildcard? Are they gonna put up another pennant at the field for this wild card win? I’m not trying to be smart, I just don’t know.
During the 7th and 8th innings Monday night after the Braves had squandered a lead for the second time, I was “depressed.” I wasn’t saying much or getting very into it. I knew that with our offensive troubles, the season was likely over.
Then in the 9th, with two runners on, I looked around me. A sea of red tomahawks. Fans chanting player’s names. More electricity than I had ever seen in the building before (I didn’t go to game 3). And I thought to myself, “if this is how it ends, so be it. I can live with that.”
If you’re going to go down, go fighting and make some noise while you do it.
October 12th, 20101:27 pm
Phillies fans are the worst. Little wonder, they live in the worst city in America. Booing Santa Claus. They will turn on their own players in a heartbeat. Booing Rolens when he only wanted to win while there. The Phillies suck. I would never be associated with such filth.
October 12th, 20101:29 pm
Go Phillies Suck: Oswalt and Halladay were bought in TRADE because they were salary dumps for the other team. Get your facts straight, you DOLT.
October 12th, 20101:31 pm
extremus–last time I looked, you weren’t the owner of these boards. So, I don’t need to be “welcomed” by you or anyone. All of you keep your heads in the sand and keep propping up the “classy” Mr. Cox. You can wallow in your delusion all you want, but you can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.
And, to TJR, you are the proverbial milk toast Philly fan that feels the need to suck up to the opposition. Must have been tough for you in the hard knock schools of Philly where I grew up, eh? You were probably picked on your entire life.
And, to “braves”, you typify the ignorant inbred redneck. Get a clue, moron, and keep on douchin’ you ‘tard.
Now, I’m done with you losers. Unlike your team, my Phillies just swept what was supposed to be an offensive juggernaut in the Reds and we’re now going to tame the Giants and their “massive” hitting machine. LOL. By the way, most managers would have never trotted out “Brooksy” Conrad after the first couple of errors, let alone his fifth or sixth. Just sayin’.
October 12th, 20101:33 pm
Richard Idiot Dawson. My point exactly–we didn’t spend money on them like we were accused of doing, “buying a team”. Get it? Didn’t think so.
October 12th, 20101:38 pm
Phillies are a great team, but I don’t wish them any luck in the playoffs. I hate Philly sports. Go GIANTS in both senses of the word (actual NYG fan)
The Phillies had their injuries at the right time of year (if there ever is a right time of year to suffer through injuries) and fought through it. They got all their important guys back at just the right time and were at full power in the playoffs.
Braves, on the other hand, had the wheels come off at the absolute WORST time, and there was little hope from me after losing Chipper, Prado, Medlen, Jurrjens and Wagner that the Braves would make it to the NLCS or beyond. Frankly I’m surprised they made the playoffs after such devastating injuries late in the season.
A good season, derailed by misfortune. This team could’ve really accomplished something had it all held together.
That said, congratulations San Fran. Go get ‘em. We’ll be back.
October 12th, 20101:43 pm
Boy Go Phillies, that really hurts coming from a lowlife like you. Thanks, by the way, for firmly reinforcing my point. Oh and by the way it’s “milquetoast”. I am truly embarrassed FOR you, and to say I’m from the same city AS you.
October 12th, 20101:47 pm
TJR–Only a true milk toast would know how to spell the word. Thanks for proving my point about you. And, I doubt that you are really a true Phillie’s fan. They haven’t all morphed into mama’s boys have they?
October 12th, 20101:48 pm
Two Phillies fans fighting each other on a Braves board.
This is something I have not seen.
October 12th, 20101:52 pm
Jeff, actually it’s one Phillies fan and one drunken south philly neanderthal fighting each other. I’ll leave it you to decide which is which.
October 12th, 20101:53 pm
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Bobby I wish you the best.I miss you
already.You were the reason I really got into baseball and my team
was always the Braves even thou I live in California with all the teams
here I rooted for you and the Braves.Have a wonderful retirement
and always remember YOU WERE THE GREATEST MANAGER
ever in the history of baseball.
October 12th, 20101:56 pm
TJR–you wouldn’t last 5 minutes in South Philly. But, you’re wrong about me. I grew up on the Main Line. And, I don’t drink. Nice try.
October 12th, 20101:59 pm
Proud to be a Braves fan today more than ever.
October 12th, 20102:02 pm
Thank you, Bobby Cox, for a wonderful year. Also, thanks for a wonderful career. Eventhough I didn’t agree with all of your managerial moves, I still consider you a legend.
God bless and take care…
October 12th, 20102:06 pm
Carroll – Why were you up at 1:21AM and not DOB. How does he always manage……… Never mind. Thanks Carroll – you do a wonderful job.
varoadrunner: Glad that you commended Carroll for this great story (some were thanking me for it, but she wrote it).
Oh, and I left the pressbox at 3 a.m. last night, same time as I left it in San Francisco on Friday before my flight back to Atlanta Saturday morning.
Hope you slept well, varoadrunner. Thankfully, there aren’t many regulars on here like you. I just went back and checked to see what else you’ve posted in the past. You are one bitter, obsessed (with me) fella, aren’t you?
Brian Mac on the Can
Booby, GTFO and SFTU. Your 15 minutes of fame are over.
October 12th, 20102:07 pm
In regard to Brooks Conrad, I heard Don Sutton say if his errors didn’t make your heart hurt for him, then maybe you don’t have your priorities in the right place. He said that Brooks Conrad, the person, was much more important than Brooks Conrad, the man. Hey, he got a ton of clutch hits for us this year. It’s a shame he got thrown into a role, due to injuries, that backfired on him and the team. I say thanks to Brooks and all the other Braves, including Bobby, for battling all year long in spite of numerous injuries. It’s easy to criticize, but I think it’s similar to golf. The one’s with the least talent, are the one’s who give the most advice.
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