Bobby Cox

Chipper Jones — A Lasting First Impression

by M.C. Antil on October 3, 2012

Before Chipper Jones rides off into the sunset at some point over the next few days, and in anticipation of the very last regular season game of his brilliant career – which, weather permitting, should be occurring in Pittsburgh even as I write this – I thought I’d share an image which I’ve carried with […]


Just a few days ago, the Atlanta Braves outrighted Stephen Marek off their 40-man roster, a career minor-league pitcher coming off career-threatening Tommy John surgery.  In and of itself, an absolutely non-newsworthy and entirely unremarkable roster move.  But closer examination reveals that by removing Marek from their 40-man roster the Braves have now, at long last, finally closed […]


Bobby Cox’s Legacy, Part II: The Man with the Plan

by M.C. Antil on October 26, 2010

(The following is Part II of a two-part analysis of Bobby Cox’s tenure as Braves manager and general manager.  Part I examined Cox’s muddled legacy as a field manager whose post-season reputation belied his regular season brilliance.  Part II looks at his long-forgotten and mostly unrecognized role as the front office guy who set into motion Atlanta’s […]


Bobby Cox’s Managerial Legacy a Mixed Bag

by M.C. Antil on October 18, 2010

(The following is Part I of a two-part analysis of Bobby Cox’s legacy as manager and general manager of the Atlanta Braves.  This part focuses on his role as the Braves’ manager.  Part II, an analysis of Cox’s role as the architect and master builder of the Braves’ historic run of division titles, can be found here.) […]


Braves’ Best Bet as Next Manager: Chipper Jones

by M.C. Antil on October 7, 2010

As the Braves await tonight’s opener of their NLDS series with the pitching-rich Giants, possibly Bobby Cox’s last post-season series of his remarkable career, I’m going on record right now as saying the best candidate to replace him is already under contract with the team. Of all that people the Braves could interview and hire, […]