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  posted on 10/11/2010 at 08:36 PM
not a huge baseball fan.

but I do remember pulling for many of the Braves teams, especially some of the hard luck teams they had in the early nineties i guess, where they had dominant pitching, but had some tough series losses.

that consistent image of him in the dugout, over all those years.

 

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  posted on 10/11/2010 at 09:44 PM
Boy, where to begin. A mix of sadness and longing with a dash of joy. For all of my adult life Bobby had been leading my boys into battle. Through futility to domination, Bobby's always been there, cheering on his boys...and I've been there with him. I'll miss him SO much...true baseball royalty. We went to the Bobby Cox Tribute Night 10/2/10 against the Phillies. What an experience...a truly offensive offensive performance, completely overshadowed by an amazing outpouring of love and respect from baseball greats all over the country. We had a ball listening to legends of the game share their stories and respect for one of the game's all-time greats. If only we could have remained healthy this year...I think we could have given those Phillies a run for their money. Thank you Bobby.
 

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  posted on 10/11/2010 at 11:29 PM
I tip my hat to Bobby Cox and I have to say that it will be
very strange not having him in the game next year.
I wish him the best and hope he turns up doing baseball on tv at some point,
the game needs someone like him around, after all 51 years in the game.
I'll miss him around the game for sure. Your a classic Bobby Cox, enjoy!!

 

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  posted on 10/11/2010 at 11:50 PM
THANK YOU, BOBBY. YOU WILL BE MISSED. YOU'VE LEFT SOME VERY BIG SHOES TO FILL. : }
 

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  posted on 10/12/2010 at 05:13 AM
A little bit of my childhood ended with Bobby's retirement. I was 13 when he took over the Braves in 1990.
 

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  posted on 10/12/2010 at 06:19 AM

My son and I went to the game last night and I want to share his Facebook status. He is wise beyond his years, and Bobby Cox is the only Braves manager he's ever known.

Ronnie Currens said: Just witnessed Bobby Cox's last game. Thank you Bobby for everything you've done. I give you respect from the bottom of my heart, not just as a coach but as a hero.

http://www.facebook.com/rcurrens

 

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  posted on 10/12/2010 at 06:42 AM
I was at the Bobby Cox tribute night, and also at Sunday's game. Hard to believe it, but it's the end of an era. Very cool that the crowd last night demanded, and got, a curtain call from Bobby. The Giants were also very classy in paying their respects.

This series was a really tough loss, with all the errors, but it was some of the most exciting baseball I've ever seen. Nobody can take away the feeling I had when Hinske hit that home run on Sunday night. It's just a shame we couldn't win this series for Bobby.

Now let's get healthy and win it all next year!

 
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  posted on 10/12/2010 at 07:00 AM
Thank you, Bobby Cox, for all the great baseball. You were a great leader for the Braves. Very big shoes to fill, indeed. Enjoy retirement. You earned it. God bless.

 

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  posted on 10/12/2010 at 07:26 AM
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Now let's get healthy and win it all next year!

uhhh ...no

Cubs, man..it's GOT to happen before i die...
doesn't it ?

 

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  posted on 10/12/2010 at 07:41 AM
It will be weird not seeing him in the dugout . I'll also miss the familiar " C'mon kid ! " barked as encourgement to his batters . It was sort of strange watching the Braves on TBS the last few nights ... did you ever in you think anyone would ever be able to say that ?

I realize ownership changed and seperated the conjoined twins , but it sucks major A$$ having to try to figure out if my Bravos will be playing on Fox Sports , Fox Sports Net , Fox Sports South , or whatever in the hell the rest of those stations are .

One more thing , thank God they brought Don Sutton back to do radio broadcasts . I usually watch Braves games in the same fashion as I did the Bulldogs games when Mr. Munson was on the mic . TV on w/volume all the way down , and the radio on for the play-by-play .

I loved Terry Pendleton as a player , but I've never cared for him as a hitting coach . I'm hoping they decide on someone other than T.P. for Bobby's vacated spot .

 

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  posted on 10/12/2010 at 07:46 AM
Class act through and through.

BTW, did anyone notice how many empty seats there were last night? Literally entire sections were empty and the cameras were trying to hide it. How can that be in Atlanta for playoff baseball?

 

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  posted on 10/12/2010 at 08:32 AM
We were fortunate to attend two games this year. It something that as a dad I had to do with Cameron. I really wanted to see the Braves with Bobby Cox at the helm. Bobby has been the manager since I was a kid and with him retiring it's like a part of the family leaving. Two things went hand and hand with Bobby managing the Braves him sitting at the end of the dugout and my grandmother in her chair watching every pitch. I'll miss that.

 

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  posted on 10/12/2010 at 08:38 AM
very classy of the Giants last night..

Bobby will be missed...

 

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  posted on 10/12/2010 at 08:41 AM
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Class act through and through.

BTW, did anyone notice how many empty seats there were last night? Literally entire sections were empty and the cameras were trying to hide it. How can that be in Atlanta for playoff baseball?


The box score lists 44G for attendance last night, it didn't look like that many to me though -- 35G maybe
would like to have seen the Braves push it to a fifth game -- was really rooting for that Conrad kid when he came up in the 9th

Ditto on Bobby Cox, a credit to the game

 

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  posted on 10/12/2010 at 08:43 AM
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Class act through and through.

BTW, did anyone notice how many empty seats there were last night? Literally entire sections were empty and the cameras were trying to hide it. How can that be in Atlanta for playoff baseball?
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The box score lists 44G for attendance last night, it didn't look like that many to me though -- 35G maybe
would like to have seen the Braves push it to a fifth game -- was really rooting for that Conrad kid when he came up in the 9th


i felt really bad for that kid...

If I have learned anything about the south in 2 plus years here, it is that this is SEC football land..everything else is a distant second

 

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  posted on 10/12/2010 at 08:48 AM
I wanted Conrad to mash one into the middle of the Lakewood in his at-bat last night . I'm glad the masses didn't give they guy a hard time . He more than pulled his weight the entire season , and I don't think they would have made it to the NLDS without his regular season heroics .

 

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  posted on 10/12/2010 at 08:55 AM
Incredible outpouring of support by Braves Country for Conrad last night. He recieved an ovation as he took the field. That says alot about the level of class Braves fans possess. Dare I say we can thank The Skipper for that?! We might not be the most rabid, or most well-attended...but quite possibly the classiest. New York or Philly would have had Conrad lynched...it would of been BRUTAL.
 

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  posted on 10/12/2010 at 08:56 AM
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BTW, did anyone notice how many empty seats there were last night? Literally entire sections were empty and the cameras were trying to hide it. How can that be in Atlanta for playoff baseball?


It's one of the largest stadiums at 51,000. 44K last night. Yeah, should have been a sell-out. Braves drew 2.5 million on the year and 94,000 for the two playoff games.

This is college football country where on the same football Saturday you can have 85K at Auburn; 92K in Athens; 50K @GaTech; 107K in Knoxville and 85K in Clemson all within 2.5 hours of Atlanta.

 

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I wanted Conrad to mash one into the middle of the Lakewood in his at-bat last night . I'm glad the masses didn't give they guy a hard time . He more than pulled his weight the entire season , and I don't think they would have made it to the NLDS without his regular season heroics .


2 pinch hit grand slams. You're right, without him they would have been home watching on tv.


exactly Brooksie just ran into the law of averages

 

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  posted on 10/12/2010 at 09:48 AM
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Attendance is measured in the number of tickets sold, not how many people who actually attended. Was the weather good? I can't believe that many people stayed home to watch Brett Favre.


Tickets sold tends to have bigger impact on regular season games. You can have 7000 empty seats at Turner Field and draw 44K. Most of these seats were just sold.

It has been a great run with Bobby Cox. My dad was a big fan of his from his first stint in Atlanta and then when he became manager in Toronto. He was very please to see him take over as skipper in Atlanta in 1990. One of my fondest memories is watching the 1992 NLCS with him when Bream scored on the close play at home.

Bobby over relied on the lefty/righty match up to make playoff decisions. It could get maddening. We didn't always run when we should have. But players loved playing for him. Some stayed for less money. He had a great eye for talent.

He got a lot out of this team this year. Without Chipper & Prado and with Glaus's bad knees (and our closer getting hurt), he wasn't coaching a full deck down the stretch. If game 3 had gone the other way, I think the Braves would have advanced, not that anyone is going to get passed the Phils.

 

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  posted on 10/12/2010 at 09:57 AM
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I was at the Bobby Cox tribute night, and also at Sunday's game. Hard to believe it, but it's the end of an era. Very cool that the crowd last night demanded, and got, a curtain call from Bobby. The Giants were also very classy in paying their respects.

This series was a really tough loss, with all the errors, but it was some of the most exciting baseball I've ever seen. Nobody can take away the feeling I had when Hinske hit that home run on Sunday night. It's just a shame we couldn't win this series for Bobby.

Now let's get healthy and win it all next year!


My family has been Giant fans for over a century so I won't complain about the outcome. I know these aren't slugging lineups, but both team's pitching is for real. The Phillies will be a challenge; they have a much better lineup than the Giants, but with 4 deep starting the Giants have a shot (if they send Romo into the witness protection program)

When Cox left Lowe in the game last night all I could think about was the Red Sox leaving Pedro in in ?2003?

 

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  posted on 10/13/2010 at 05:25 AM
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I was at the Bobby Cox tribute night, and also at Sunday's game. Hard to believe it, but it's the end of an era. Very cool that the crowd last night demanded, and got, a curtain call from Bobby. The Giants were also very classy in paying their respects.

This series was a really tough loss, with all the errors, but it was some of the most exciting baseball I've ever seen. Nobody can take away the feeling I had when Hinske hit that home run on Sunday night. It's just a shame we couldn't win this series for Bobby.

Now let's get healthy and win it all next year!


My family has been Giant fans for over a century so I won't complain about the outcome. I know these aren't slugging lineups, but both team's pitching is for real. The Phillies will be a challenge; they have a much better lineup than the Giants, but with 4 deep starting the Giants have a shot (if they send Romo into the witness protection program)

When Cox left Lowe in the game last night all I could think about was the Red Sox leaving Pedro in in ?2003?


Lowe was pretty disrespectful to Cox when he was pulled. Cox put trust in him to leave him in the game and he could not close the deal.

 

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