Monday, October 11, 2010

Thank you Skipper!

I don't have any memories of not being a Braves fan.

I remember the season they went from worst to first, making playoff after playoff, and the World Series win of '95.
I even got a chance to see them at Turner Field in September '02 and September '08. I was more excited the first time I saw Bobby Cox than any player.

My mom always used to say "he just looks like the nicest man". Granted I've read his lips for over 20 years, so I know what his curse words of choice are, but he's always been there, even as the players I got attached to left.

But tonight I had to say goodbye, with a tear or two, as the Braves lost Game 4 to the Giants, thus ending his Major League managing career.
On asked about his retirement, he said "I am not leaving, I am moving on".

I will miss his waddle to the mound....

Bobby says goodbye

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