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article imageBraves' Cox snubbed by Marlins

By Michael Bearak     Sep 5, 2010 in Sports
Miami - Bobby Cox has been the skipper of the Atlanta Braves for 25 years and had announced that this would be his last year coaching.
Normally when a player or coach announces that they are leaving if they are considered a star of the league they receive a send when they visit other arenas. Bobby Cox who has been part of four different organizations, the Braves, New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays, and Los Angeles Dodgers. With the entire baseball world knowing that 2010 was the last season that Cox would led the Braves opposing teams bid him farewell when the Braves would come to town.
When he coached his last game a Wrigley Field he was presented with a seat from Wrigley Field as well as a signed picture from Stan Musial. The south-side White Sox also presented gifts to Cox when the Braves finished their series with them. The Twins, the Dodgers, Astros every team that he has finished his last visit with has presented him with a memento until Sunday when the series with the Florida Marlins ended. The Marlins watched Cox and the Braves leave town empty handed. The Braves were so empty handed that they couldn't even get a win in south Florida being swept in three games.
The reasons could be many, but Cox was critical of Marlins' owner Jeffrey Loria when he fired then manager Fredi Gonzalez.Gonzalez was a protege of Cox who said after the firing, "That guy doesn't appreciate anything" in reference to Loria.
Whether that was the reason or not, no one with the Marlins has said anything. Team President David Samson declined to comment on the snubbing.
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