September 2009

The Return of Bobby Cox

bobbycox.jpgLet’s talk about Bobby Cox today.  He’s coming back in 2010 and I think that’s fantastic. 

In listening to Bobby’s comments it’s interesting because he’s so humble.  He says they’re even going to allow me to be a part of the organization after I stop managing.  Come on Bobby!  They should name the Braves after you.  It should be the Bobby Braves. 

Think about what this guy has done for this franchise and where the Braves were before Bobby showed up.  So many people misrepresented the fact that they went to the postseason 14 straight seasons.  Do you know how hard it is to get to the postseason?  They did it 14 years in a row and did win one World Series.  Now that’s amazing. 

This is one of the great franchises in all of professional sports and you can thank John Schuerholz and Bobby Cox for that.  Bobby Cox leaving the Braves doesn’t seem right.  Bobby Cox. One of the greatest managers we’ll see in our lifetime.

 

All-Time Yankees Hits Leader Derek Jeter

jeter.jpgI think it’s awesome what Derek Jeter accomplished on Friday night.  This is one of my favorite players of all time.  You just have to look at how Jeter handles himself.  Every night he comes to the ballpark ready to play.  He runs out every groundball and has a tremendous approach to the game.  I’ve loved watching him progress from 1995 until now with the adjustments he’s made along the way.  This is a huge thing to be the all-time hits leader for the New York Yankees.  The surprising thing though is the number and that no player in Yankees history has 3,000 hits.  That’s the next thing that’s going to separate him from a lot of people in the history of baseball.  He will get to 3,000 hits within the next couple of years for sure if he stays healthy.  It’s an amazing feat for Jeter.  Congratulations to him as he is now the all-time hits leader in Yankees history, which is amazing.