7:01 pm October 12, 2010, by David O'Brien
The AJC’s David O’Brien talks with CineSport’s Noah Coslov about the postgame locker room scene after Bobby Cox managed his final game.
NO MORE BOBBY
October 12th, 20107:02 pm
October 12th, 20107:05 pm
Dig the Elvis cutout in the back but looks like you were broadcasting from outer space.
October 12th, 20107:10 pm
David– From your 15yrs covering baseball how did covering Bobby’s last season including the celebrations after the WC clinch and last nights farewell rank?
October 12th, 20107:18 pm
DOB is the man got a cigar going during the interview. Awesome stuff.
October 12th, 20107:32 pm
Hey DOB, what is your smoke of choice???
October 12th, 20107:35 pm
Are you kin to Hinske by any chance? or my eyes need to be examined?
October 12th, 20107:41 pm
It's out of here.....
October 12th, 20107:51 pm
DOB in all honesty the last game provided some of Cox’s strengths and weaknesses.
Loyalty to players….. Lowe should have come out…. Glaus shouldn’t have been at third….. not able to move runners along and thus inability to score with 2 on and only 1 out.
Was for sure a great manager and surely wish it would have had a happier ending.
October 12th, 20108:03 pm
DOB you look like hell! Long season eh?
October 12th, 20108:08 pm
October 12th, 2010
What rottenness must dwell in you.
October 12th, 20108:10 pm
Now is the time to bring Fredi on in as manager. He has had 2 months to watch the team and knows who he wants and don’t . Hope he bring in new hitting Coach and other if he wishes. Get a outfield please.ex. Crawford for one. power at 1st for another. God bless Bobby. Go Fredi and the Braves.
October 12th, 20108:15 pm
Fredi and the Braves ….sounds like the name of a band. Right DOB?
October 12th, 20108:20 pm
Bobby will be missed for his kind ways with players and his loyalty but at the end of the day a managers job is to win games for the organization. What Bobby did on Sunday night leaving Brooks Conrad in for the 9th inning is a perfect example of him placing player loyalty over his responsibility to win that game and make the series 2-1 in favor of the Braves. If Conrad is out Diory fields that ball and we walk away tied. Before that Brian McCann should have not sped up that bat of a hitter that hadn’t come close to connecting with a Kimbrel fastball and called change-ups. This might seem like Monday morning quarterbacking but really when you watch the winning teams get in a situation like Kimbrel and McCann were in against the Braves all year you would see the opposing catchers coming up out of the crouch early to be sure the pitcher elevated the fastball at the letters and they were blowing away Braves hitters with high heat. Instead McCann kept a very low target and called for Kimbrel’s third best pitch. I was a few rows away from the field that night and couldn’t understand being one strike away from a win and leaving with a loss. That game was also on McCann and Cox for pulling Kimbrel. Power arms close out games and we didn’t have another one with Wagner out after we pulled Kimbrel. I truly love Bobby for all of his great attributes but I am looking forward to a future with a better in-game manager in the dugout.
October 12th, 20108:30 pm
hahaha I LOVE the cigar. HA. Well done.
October 12th, 20108:35 pm
a number of years ago i met bobby cox at a motorcycle show. when i told him how much my 80 year old dad and 84 year old aunt loved he and the braves he pulled out his cell phone and called both. he will always have my respect.
October 12th, 20108:45 pm
I will miss you.
October 12th, 20109:07 pm
My first year of really watching baseball, and now I’m hooked, mainly because I liked the way Bobby Cox treated his players. Also love that Matt Diaz.
http://pricezack.wordpress.com/2010/10/12/the-end-of-an-era/ this is a great read for any braves fan out there. we will get em next year
We ‘re losing a great man with honor he’ll surely be missed. but the one good thing about this being the end, is GOOD BY Rick Ankel that is one waste of space on the roster and Melky too.
In Fredi We Trust
October 12th, 20109:22 pm
I am looking forward to Fredi being the Braves new manager. There are a few things that I sincerely hopes he does within a week of being hired.
1. Fire Terry Pendelton
2. Fire Roger McDowell
3. Get rid of waste of roster spot players like Saito, McLouth, Ankiel, Cabrera, Glaus, Farnsworth, and the like. I realize that several of those players are either going to be free agents or arbitration eligible players, but we all know that if Cox were still around at least half of those players I mentioned would be back.
As sad as I am to see Bobby Cox the person leaving, I am truly more excited to see Bobby Cox the manager leaving. He is a great person, but way to predictable as a manager. Hopefully Fredi Gonzalez will be a manager that will do everything to win a game. I see that in him, and can’t wait to see a new era in Braves baseball.
October 12th, 20109:26 pm
DOB…you did the tributes which was cool and kept us informed of what each team, except Florida, did for Bobby. Did the players pitch in and give Bobby a gift?
October 12th, 20109:35 pm
Joe Simpson for Mgr. and Don Sutton Pitching Coach
bobby will be missed
October 12th, 20109:41 pm
kreedham the players gave him the cruise and a bench with there bats on it. but what everybody is forgetting and letting go of is that piece of s**** gonzalez that is lazy and worthless that is the first guy who should be gone. i thought we got rid of yunel because of him being lazy and now we got worse
Joe Tess Fish House
October 12th, 20109:47 pm
And now they replace Cox with a loosing manager from the marlins? Way to go Schouerholz!
October 12th, 20109:53 pm
I believe the team got Bobby a remote control nose picker. Just kidding. Give me a break. I’m going to miss the old dude. Being a fan since 1953, I can’t remember a worst ending to a season. I look forward to next season with Fredi as manager.
October 12th, 201010:00 pm
GREAT!!!!!! Jeff just reported the Braves have hired Fredi to replace Bobby. Looking forward to the new Braves mgr and some get after it baseball. Good job Wren. Now get some new coaches and players.
October 12th, 201010:01 pm
Dob. Rumors all over the place braves ready to announce Freddi as manager tomorrow any confirm or deny?
October 12th, 201010:03 pm
Chillahill43: Gonzalez will be introduced at a Thursday press conference. I wrote it in comment on main blog at 8:50 p.m., and on Twitter.
October 12th, 201010:04 pm
Kreedham: Yes, the players gave Cox a gift at his big tribute day on the next-to-last day of season. I think it was an 11-day cruise.
October 12th, 201010:06 pm
Hay DOB, do u think hring a loosing manager from the Marlins is dumb? I do. They need 2 get Jore Tore or maybe John Smolts
October 12th, 201010:11 pm
Joe Tess, like Bobby he did more with less then a lot of coaches would have. Don’t judge him by his record with the Marlins. The question is, who will he have here next year. That is up to ownership and that may not be good.
October 12th, 201010:14 pm
Following and rooting for the Braves next year will have a different feeling – like the first Thanksgiving Day dinner after losing a family member. It’ll never be the same again. Mebbe better, mebbe worse, but never the same.
October 12th, 201010:16 pm
Joe Tess Fish House/ Your mullett are tainted, Freddie G took a bottom scrapeing, penny pinching franchise in the Fla Marlins and made them competitive…….despite being gutted by free agency and trades.
October 12th, 201010:25 pm
Hey, loosing is loosing irregardless of how much mony was spended. We need a winning maneger.
October 12th, 201010:32 pm
And Torre is your man. Well Torre had more talent this year and where was he at in the playoffs? Chemistry is important and Freddi brings instant respect into the clubhouse. I’m sure Bobby had some say in this as well and he was not going to turn the keys over to somebody he thought could not win. Like I said, it will be interesting what ownership does with the payroll.
By the way, it’s losing not loosing.
October 12th, 201010:40 pm
I think Fredi is the PERFECT choice. Let’s keep Hinske and A-Gon and move forward. Maybe go find us a stud outfielder that hits from the right side for next year. Thanks DOB – your coverage this year has been almost as good as the ride itself!
October 12th, 201011:26 pm
truer words hath never been spoken, pandhandle joe
October 13th, 201012:16 am
The Braves dont stop being the cheap asses they are, they can hire Miller Huggins and he won’t win with this organization. By the way, I am a Braves fan living in NYC. Up here, Winning means TITLES! Not being happy with the usual “playoffs is a crap shoot”‘crap. No payroll increases for TEN YEARS!
October 13th, 201012:54 am
October 13th, 20103:19 am
DOBThanks for update . Main blog? They are all the main blog to me try to look at them but well never mind thanx. And my bud k rod at fox5 took ur info and ran with it at 10 so he believed ya. Guess i will too. Thanks for your words this year enjoyed 88% of them . The last week actually brought your % up. Thanks again
October 13th, 20103:29 am
DOB. I Thanks for the update . Oh i posted that already. And twitted an hour ago.. Thanks fir the answer. The “I posted on twitter” a little condescending i guess knowing that pendelton will be back kindda pissed ya off a little so i”ll let it slide this time lol.
For a second it reminded me of my old man and how big a SA he was as well . Big ME little you!! Well anyway thanks.
October 13th, 20104:39 am
DOB, enjoyed your baseball work this year, thanks.
October 13th, 20105:59 am
now if WREN would retire wed have a chanch next year
October 13th, 20106:07 am
i agree with in fred we trust all except mcdowell and farnsworth
October 13th, 20107:59 am
fans know nothing! Managers don’t hire or fire players and/or coaches. Either people don’t pay attention to how business works or they are just stupid! If Liberty Media wants to spend more, Wren will have more options. Either way, I think we will have a very good team next year.
“By the way, I am a Braves fan living in NYC. Up here, Winning means TITLES!”
Buddy, I live here too and that’s just a flat lie. No other team in NY even wins except for the Yanks and all NY sports teams still have all their fans. Also, the Yanks stunk from the early 80’s all the way to 1995. They lost 0 fans in that span. Loyalty is loyalty…
October 13th, 20108:44 am
I know a lot of people on this blog love to bash Bobby but this year may have been his best work of art yet. Think about it, you only have 2 players hit 300, your HR leader has 21 and the most RBI’s from a player was 77. Other then Tim Hudson the starting pitching staff struggled to find consistency most of the year and if not for a rookie left hander coming out of nowhere the bullpen would never have been the success it was. 2 opening day starters and the second 5th starting pitcher have year ending injuries and 2 others have to be sent down to AAA in the middle of the season.
On paper this team was no better than the Royals or Pirates but some how won 91 games and the reason for that is Bobby Cox.
October 13th, 20108:58 am
OK HERE WHAT BRAVES HAVE 2 DO
1.TRADE DIAZ AND JURRJENS AND A MINOR LEAGUE PLAYER FOR BRAUN
2.SIGN CARL CRAWFORD
3.MOVE PRADO 2 SHORTSTOP
4.FREEMAN AT FIRST
October 13th, 20109:04 am
5.HEYWARD CENTER FIELD
Braves Fan Stuck in Beantown
October 13th, 20109:37 am
Bobby, I say this with tears in my eyes… give us one more season. I’m really not ready to let go.
October 13th, 201010:26 am
Chillahill: I hope you got some sleep.
(That condescending enough for ya?)
October 13th, 201011:39 am
The other night it looked like Posey and McCann had words with each other and the Ump stepped in between them, as Posey was coming to bat.
Do you know what that was all about?
October 13th, 201011:48 am
I met Bobby several times when attending games with different teams I coached and civic get-togethers at the games. Bobby was always a class individual and very sincere in showing interest in whatever group and situation that brought us together. He invited me to go out with him to exchange line-up cards several times even though it was not already pre-arranged.
My only issue with Bobby was that it seemed like he always changed the way he managed when we got to the playoffs, just as he did this time. I’m a strong believer in “dancing with girl you brung.”
October 13th, 201012:04 pm
Great job as always, nice tough with the cigar!
We look forward to 2011 with Fredi Gonzalez now and how do we get this team back to the playoffs.
October 13th, 201012:08 pm
Dob. Yea thanks bro. U r rite. Lol. You are still THE. MAN!! Thanks 2 u and Carroll and the job ya’ll have done cant wait 4 2011. Go Braves!
October 13th, 20102:28 pm
Thank God someone had the sense to replace Pendleton. If it was obvious to me somebody in the organization should have already noticed. Maybe it was Bobby’s “loyalty” that kept him there this long.
October 13th, 20103:34 pm
Just watched this video, loved it, thanks for all the enjoyable informative blogging this season, DOB. And please people, for the love of God, stop trashing Bobby. It’s just classless. You may not always agree with his choices, I didn’t, but you have to respect the man the way he respected the game. I don’t think people will really appreciate him until he’s been gone a while.
October 13th, 20104:46 pm
a cigar in your mouth during a video conference? really? what a turd…
Fired Chino and Hubbs...
October 13th, 20105:59 pm
October 13th, 20106:25 pm
Now hire Greg Walker as hitting Coach from White Sox.
October 13th, 20107:06 pm
Thank Bobby I won’t miss you.
October 13th, 20107:17 pm
why is it every body want to blame TP,, if he had some players with some GUTS that not scares or who could hit that wouldn’t be this problem. The problem was the one who you’ll call the greatest manager of all didn’t know how to manager all these playoff and one championship. don’t know how to play abc baseball just go up their and hit hr’s that what the problem was and it catching up with you in the long run.
Marc in FL
October 13th, 20108:13 pm
Are you from Texas DOB? Trying to pinpoint that accent.
October 13th, 20109:10 pm
Cause tp sux. Thats why evry body blames him. Period. Nuttin else. T P. Is a joke. Only onr reason he is here and unfortunately no one else will say it. EEOC. Tp is a joke!!!! Hire david justice. Fred mcgriff. Orlamdo cepeda. Ralf garrr. Butt tp still here. Oh my friggen god!
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