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Off of soccer, answer this....quantify Bobby Cox's managerial lifeline

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by bobblehead, Jun 22, 2006.

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  1. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Ain't gonna happen.

    Cox manages til he retires (or keels over, god forbid. Honestly don't know which will happen first, though.)

    Schuerholz stays til he retires (or goes back to KC, god forbid.)

    Braves then start losing 100 a year, as payroll gets smaller due to continued corporate suckitude. CCS, not coincidentally, is the reason they can only get to the first round every year. Teddy Bear woulda opened his wallet for the boys if he was still in charge. I predict that scenario to happen around 2009. Commence long periods of losing at that point, and a long period of reminiscing for the good ol' days of 1991-2005.

    And that's how it's gonna be.
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    If Tom Kelly went out on his terms with the Twins with more World Series titles, but a less successful career as a whole, aint no flippin way Cox goes out on anything but his own terms.
  3. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    If the fans won't fill Turner Field when the Braves are winning, how bad will it get once they suck?
  4. bobblehead

    bobblehead Guest

    Problem is, how many other sports keep coaches who are perennial playoff teams but can't win the big one? And isn't that what professional sports is all about?

    Wasn't Joe Torre once a Brave? Get him. Better still, give the Gerbil another shot at the big time.
  5. tyler durden 71351

    tyler durden 71351 Active Member

    They did win a World Series with Cox managing, so it's not like he's oh-fer. And with the exception of some curious pitching decisions he made in 1991, it ain't like he got outmanaged.
  6. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    See Stadium, Fulton County, circa 1987
  7. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    I was talking to someone the other day and made the comment that this kind of feels like 1989 or 90. Lotta young talented players, in need of the one or two veterans to push them to the top. May not be a great analogy, but it kind of feels like that.

    As for Cox, with the level of success he's had -- add to his Atlanta run a pretty impressive streak in Toronto -- it would be anathema to show him the door. It's clear the man knows what he's doing, although Driver 8 is right on point. Seems like he gains five pounds every time they fall another game back in the standings.
  8. Driver 8

    Driver 8 Member

    I hope Roger McDowell knows CPR.
  9. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    BRRRR-RING ... BRRRRR-RING ... "Hello, Atlanta Braves." "Hi, um, what time does the game tonight start?" "Well, what time can you get here?"
  10. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    I think it was Gerald Perry who said that there were nights when he would look around the stadium during a game and think "this'd be a good night to paint the seats."
  11. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    At his age and with that team, eating is probably the only pleasure he gets. I'd face plant the spread every night if I had to manage that bullpen.
  12. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    I'm more than happy to see the Braves' run end, but to see what happened to him last Sunday? To have Kevin Bleeping Youkilis prove to be a backbreaker? I'm a Sox fan, and even I was stunned at how far they've fallen.
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