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    Bobby Cox Retirement Cake Contains Unfortunate Misspelling

    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.

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    Re: Bobby Cox Retirement Cake Contains Unfortunate Misspelling

    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?
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    Re: Bobby Cox Retirement Cake Contains Unfortunate Misspelling

    HAHAHAHA.

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    Re: Bobby Cox Retirement Cake Contains Unfortunate Misspelling

    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.
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    Re: Bobby Cox Retirement Cake Contains Unfortunate Misspelling

    Is Cox retiring? I hadn't heard that.

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

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    Re: Bobby Cox Retirement Cake Contains Unfortunate Misspelling

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post

    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?
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    Re: Bobby Cox Retirement Cake Contains Unfortunate Misspelling

    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.
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    Re: Bobby Cox Retirement Cake Contains Unfortunate Misspelling

    Quote Originally Posted by JayBruce32 View Post
    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.

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    Re: Bobby Cox Retirement Cake Contains Unfortunate Misspelling

    Quote Originally Posted by JayBruce32 View Post
    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.
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    Re: Bobby Cox Retirement Cake Contains Unfortunate Misspelling

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro View Post
    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.

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    Re: Bobby Cox Retirement Cake Contains Unfortunate Misspelling

    Would someone please explain why this is not closed, or even deleted?
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    Re: Bobby Cox Retirement Cake Contains Unfortunate Misspelling

    Quote Originally Posted by traderumor View Post
    Would someone please explain why this is not closed, or even deleted?
    There's been worse. This is PG-13 at best.
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    Re: Bobby Cox Retirement Cake Contains Unfortunate Misspelling

    Quote Originally Posted by traderumor View Post
    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!

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    Re: Bobby Cox Retirement Cake Contains Unfortunate Misspelling

    It's baseball related, not political or religious, and you'd see similar or worse on Jay Leno?
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    Re: Bobby Cox Retirement Cake Contains Unfortunate Misspelling

    Don't blame me. I've never baked a Kake in my life.


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