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Razor Shines
05-07-2010, 04:50 AM
Hadn't seen this posted yet.



Cox was being honored for his 50 years in baseball. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) and Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) hosted a ceremony, inviting the Braves’ manager, as well as players and officials. But the cake, which was to read, “Thanks for 50 great years Bobby Cox” had an unfortunate and profane misspelling of his last name.

TheNext44
05-07-2010, 05:10 AM
I went to University of Cincinnati with a guy named Richard Cocks. I kid you not. He was Australian and said that it had a different meaning there when he was born. We called him Dick Squared. He hated it.

Maybe the cake decorator was Australian?

reds44
05-07-2010, 05:34 AM
HAHAHAHA.

George Anderson
05-07-2010, 07:53 AM
I guarantee the men in blue busted over laughing when they saw a pic of this cake. Bobby "Cocks" is no friend of the umps.

Roy Tucker
05-07-2010, 08:05 AM
Is Cox retiring? I hadn't heard that.

I'm not wholly convinced the misspelling was an accident.

cumberlandreds
05-07-2010, 09:16 AM
I'm not wholly convinced the misspelling was an accident.

I thought that too. Either someone really doesn't like him or someone is playing a prank on him. Maybe an umpire? ;)

Ghosts of 1990
05-07-2010, 12:05 PM
He's managing that team like he should have been out the door a decade ago. I'm disappointed I thought they'd be the NL's dark horse.

15fan
05-07-2010, 02:16 PM
He's managing that team like he should have been out the door a decade ago. I'm disappointed I thought they'd be the NL's dark horse.

It's not easy managing when you don't have:

* A Cy Young starter taking the hill every night & consistently getting 6" off either side of the plate,

* One of the top 2-3 switch-hitters of his generation in his prime

and

* An other-worldly CF who could run down anything from Macon to Chattanooga.

pedro
05-07-2010, 02:45 PM
He's managing that team like he should have been out the door a decade ago. I'm disappointed I thought they'd be the NL's dark horse.

He very well might be the best manager of my lifetime (i'm 41)

I'm not really a braves fan but I lived in Atlanta for 10 years in the (1993-2003) and he's a great manager IMO.

Roy Tucker
05-07-2010, 03:01 PM
He very well but be the best manager of my lifetime (i'm 41)

I'm not really a braves fan but I lived in Atlanta for 10 years in the (1993-2003) and he's a great manager IMO.

I agree.

LaRussa may get a lot of ink, but Cox bridges the old-school and new-school style of managers seamlessly.

traderumor
05-07-2010, 09:49 PM
Would someone please explain why this is not closed, or even deleted?

WVRed
05-07-2010, 10:28 PM
Would someone please explain why this is not closed, or even deleted?

There's been worse. This is PG-13 at best.

Screwball
05-07-2010, 10:43 PM
Would someone please explain why this is not closed, or even deleted?

Definitely. I'm as permissive as the next parent. I mean, just the other day I let Todd buy some red-hots that had a cartoon devil on the box. But they can't possibly think it's appropriate to show a misspelled name on a birthday cake!

savafan
05-07-2010, 10:45 PM
It's baseball related, not political or religious, and you'd see similar or worse on Jay Leno?

Ron Madden
05-08-2010, 02:33 AM
Don't blame me. I've never baked a Kake in my life.

Chip R
05-08-2010, 09:49 AM
Would someone please explain why this is not closed, or even deleted?

What's wrong with it?

camisadelgolf
05-08-2010, 12:49 PM
What's wrong with it?
Because 'cocks' is vulgar. This is a family site. It's not like people consider the image humorous because the name implies 'Bobby Roosters'.

REDblooded
05-08-2010, 01:14 PM
And it happened so close to the Sabbath... Lock please. The indecency is burning my retinas, and according to the gospel, I know have to remove one. Thanks.

Chip R
05-08-2010, 01:22 PM
Because 'cocks' is vulgar. This is a family site. It's not like people consider the image humorous because the name implies 'Bobby Roosters'.

It is? There are several definitions of that word. Maybe you better get your mind out of the gutter.

http://www.answers.com/topic/cock

westofyou
05-08-2010, 01:33 PM
Would someone please explain why this is not closed, or even deleted?

Because Sparky Lyle hasn't sat on it naked yet?

RBA
05-08-2010, 01:37 PM
There are many Cocks in this world.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocks_(surname)

"The surname Cock is derived from the Dutch and Flemish surname de Cock, alternately found as de Cook or de Kok and can be Anglicanised as Cook, and comes from the occupation of a cook.
The name Cock is also a variant spelling of Cox, which is of Old English or Welsh origin, and developed independently of the Dutch and Flemish name."

nate
05-08-2010, 01:39 PM
I think some of you are going off half-cocked.

:cool:

Brutus
05-08-2010, 01:41 PM
And it happened so close to the Sabbath... Lock please. The indecency is burning my retinas, and according to the gospel, I know have to remove one. Thanks.

I could refer you to some good retina removal services.

Degenerate39
05-08-2010, 07:08 PM
I think some of you are going off half-cocked.

:cool:

Yeah they're all nuts

WVRedsFan
05-08-2010, 10:57 PM
Don't blame me. I've never baked a Kake in my life.me either, but my wife's burnt a few...:)

smith288
05-08-2010, 11:27 PM
Would someone please explain why this is not closed, or even deleted?
You a mod?

That's why.

Screwball
05-08-2010, 11:33 PM
Please, somebody tell me they got my Flanders reference. :)

WebScorpion
05-09-2010, 01:15 AM
Please, somebody tell me they got my Flanders reference. :)

DOH!! :doh:

gm
05-09-2010, 11:03 AM
The two words that will forever be associated with Bobby when I hear his name mentioned:

"Run, Gloria!"

camisadelgolf
05-09-2010, 11:44 AM
It is? There are several definitions of that word. Maybe you better get your mind out of the gutter.

http://www.answers.com/topic/cock
That's funny. Even the link calls the word vulgar. Maybe you should stop using your bias against me and turn into a fair mod.

Chip R
05-09-2010, 11:47 AM
That's funny. Even the link calls the word vulgar. Maybe you should stop using your bias against me and turn into a fair mod.

If you think this board is so horrible, feel free to leave. You have one foot out the door anyway. No one will miss you.

pedro
05-09-2010, 11:48 AM
I don't think it's a big deal at all (I thought it was funny and sent the link to some friends in Atlanta) but I do have to agree with those who note the double standard considering some of the past "transgressions" that have led to warnings and suspensions.