Sunday, October 3, 2010

Bobby Cox's Retirement Festivities

Scott Cunningham/Getty Images
Bobby has been an Atlanta institution for the last 25 years, and many will miss seeing his spikes in the dugout when 2011 rolls around. Here's a collection of articles, photos, and the retirement ceremonies from Turner Field on Saturday, October 2, 2010.

The Braves honor Manager Bobby Cox

ESPN - Bobby Cox is a 'one-of-a-kind' manager (Jayson Stark)

MLB - Braves pay tribute to Cox's impact in Atlanta (Mark Bowman)
MLB - Cox's legacy unmatched in Braves history (Mark Bowman)

AJC - Bobby Cox: A tip of the cap to the face of a city (Kyle Wingfield)
AJC - List of former Braves players, coaches and staff in attendance for Cox tribute (Carroll Rogers)

Tribute videos from former players, via the Braves Twitter
Phil Niekro ~ Dale Murphy ~ Andres Galarraga ~ John Smoltz ~ Gaylord Perry ~ Gary Sheffield ~ Greg Maddux ~ Fred McGriff ~ David Justice ~ Tom Glavine

All the pictures below are Getty Images - photographer credit to Scott Cunningham. Click to enlarge.

And one final pic of Bobby and his wife Pam, photographer credit to the AP's John Bazemore. So cute!

We love you, Bobby! Thanks for everything!


flbravesgirl said...

Nice work, LT! I got to watch the ceremony online. I know Chipper's not your fave but you've got to admit his speech was a highlight.

Still trying to recover from today's game. Whew!

Lauren T. said...

Chipper was the right player to give the player speech. The Moylan comment was hilarious but it was super out of line. I loved how red Moylo got - that's how you know it was a true story. :D

laura said...

Have you seen a list of all the players who were there for the ceremony? I'd love to know who all was there.

Lauren T. said...

Laura, there's a link in the post.

laura said...


cal ;) said...

thank you so much for posting the video! i didn't know it was out there for those of us outside the viewing area - can't wait to watch it after work! :)