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Stay classy, Jeff Loria: The Marlins snub Bobby Cox

Sep 6, 2010, 11:28 AM EDT

Bobby Cox had a few sharp things to say about Jeff Loria back in June following the firing of Freddi Gonzalez. He called Loria “unpredictable,” said he likes to make changes for the sake of change and that, given how well Gonzalez had done as Marlins manager, Loria “doesn’t appreciate anything.”

Just because Cox was right about all of that doesn’t mean that Loria took it well. In fact, he took it rather poorly, apparently, because unlike every other team the Braves have faced this year, the Marlins didn’t give Cox a little tribute or ceremony or parting gift or whatever in honor of his imminent retirement. Not even a message on the video board.  The Marlins comment on this: “no comment.”

Maybe it’s unfair to assume that Loria is actually being all sniffy about Cox’s comments, however. I mean, it’s far more logical given his history to assume that he merely wanted to save some money, and doing a little tribute to Cox would waste electricity and risk a scoreboard light bulb or two burning out.

  1. Kevin S. - Sep 6, 2010 at 11:36 AM

    For what it’s worth, I doubt Bobby really wanted any memento from a scumbag like Loria.

  2. steelers rule - Sep 6, 2010 at 11:52 AM

    Why should the Marlins acknowledge a women beater? Rot in hell Bobby!

  3. Ditto65 - Sep 6, 2010 at 12:09 PM

    Awesome criticism coming from a Steelers fan.

  4. Buccofan - Sep 6, 2010 at 12:54 PM

    Am I supposed to care whether Bobby “Lost More Playoff Series Than Any Manager In History” Cox got some dust-gatherer from some nowhere franchise?

  5. Old Gator - Sep 6, 2010 at 12:55 PM

    Can’t wait till we hear criticism from a Falcons fan. Who wants to listen to whinging from a dog beater either?

  6. Glenn - Sep 6, 2010 at 12:58 PM

    It’s fine and good to publicly criticize someone and be correct about it. Just don’t expect that person to throw a public ceremony for you. And Bobby Cox probably didn’t expect a farewell and doesn’t care.

  7. Old Gator - Sep 6, 2010 at 1:01 PM

    I think all that happened was that when Logan Morrison got brained by that foul off Bonifacio’s bat, Scrooge McLoria just forgot about the tribute to Cox. It’s well known that he feels the pain of his players deeply.
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    And frankly, I’m surprised that he even allowed one of his P/R assistants to issue that “no comment.” Including the time it takes to reach for the phone, pick it up, listen to the question, reply and hang it up again, at $3.50 an hour, that’s an expenditure of almost six cents.*
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    *Apologies to Vladimir Nabokov for stealing a joke that was actually his. Curious? Read his Letters. You’ll find it.

  8. bofarr - Sep 6, 2010 at 1:27 PM

    Aren’t Falcons fans and Braves fans are usually the same people?

  9. bofarr - Sep 6, 2010 at 1:29 PM

    Aren’t Falcons fans and Braves fans usually the same people?

  10. Gunner420 - Sep 6, 2010 at 3:10 PM

    Did you know Atlanta has more lesbians then any other city in the nation….

  11. walk - Sep 6, 2010 at 7:34 PM

    Man these comments are a funny read. You can tell by all whining in here just how successful bobby was and is at his chosen field.

  12. Old Gator - Sep 6, 2010 at 8:20 PM

    Fine with me. I’m just a lesbian trapped in a man’s body. And as Willie Dixon so famously intoned, I’m built for comfort, not speed.

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