I could go on and on about his accomplishments but even those records and numbers don’t make up the man. I personally have never met Bobby Cox but I feel like I know him very well. He has been a fixture in my life as a Braves fan and it is going to be hard to replace him. In this day in age, managers only seem to last for a short time with an organization; Bobby was in the Braves organization for 25 years and could be credited with turning the team for the laughing stock of MLB to a constant contender. He is well respected in baseball by both coaches and players while the players on his team loved him and would fight to the end for him. Even after his finial game was over, he still only wanted to talk about the toughness of his team.
After more than 50 years in baseball, he is looking forward to spending more time with his family and already has a cruise booked for April of next year. That is after the start of the next baseball season. But don’t think he is going to walk away completely; he has taken on a consultant role with the Braves and will be involved with player development. So I am sure we will see him again.
All I can say is you will be missed and Thanks Bobby!