Atlanta Braves Manager Bobby Cox has been managing for nearly twice as long as Justin Bieber has been alive. Cox was just as girly as Bieber, too, when he shed a few tears following the Braves’ exit from the MLB postseason yesterday.
Cox, who also played in the major leagues with the New York Yankees in the late 1960s, stepped away from the sport that has been a part of his life since he was a child.
Well, not totally, he’ll still stay on as a consultant for the team.
Whatever that means.
Cox says he’s looking forward to more time with his family, but many wonder how he’ll fare away from daily contact with the game. Baseball has been his life, and many close to him believed he would never walk away from the game. Via NBC Sports
Cox finished with 2,504 regular-season wins, fourth all-time behind Connie Mack, John McGraw and Tony La Russa. He had 158 regular-season ejections, the most among managers.