Bobby Cox: 'C'mon' in to the Hall

Former Atlanta Braves Manager Bobby Cox looks on from the dugout prior to Game Two of the National...

Former Atlanta Braves Manager Bobby Cox looks on from the dugout prior to Game Two of the National League Division Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on October 4, 2013. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP)

BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency

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Someone once asked me to give an illustration of baseball passion.

I told them about watching the Atlanta Braves one night.

Chipper Jones was hitting.

The Braves were being edged 11-1 with two out in the bottom of the ninth.

"C'mon, Chip," viewers at home could hear from the dugout mike.

A called strike one.

"C'mon, Chipper," the voice implored.

Fouled back, now it's 0-2.

"Good one to come, c'mon, Chip," the voice cheered.

Jones popped up.

Ball game.

Of course, the voice belonged to Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox, who will be inducted into Cooperstown Sunday afternoon along with fellow managers Tony La Russa and Joe Torre, and his Braves starting pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, plus slugger Frank Thomas.


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