In the Time of Bobby Cox: The Atlanta Braves, Their Manager, My Couch, Two Decades, and Me

In the Time of Bobby Cox The Atlanta Braves Their Manager My Couch Two Decades and Me Bobby Cox has now hung up his spikes leaving behind an unparalleled tenure as one of the most successful managers of all time Known throughout baseball as a player s manager the legendary skipper ha

  • Title: In the Time of Bobby Cox: The Atlanta Braves, Their Manager, My Couch, Two Decades, and Me
  • Author: Lang Whitaker
  • ISBN: 9781439148389
  • Page: 334
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Bobby Cox has now hung up his spikes, leaving behind an unparalleled tenure as one of the most successful managers of all time Known throughout baseball as a player s manager, the legendary skipper has endeared himself to all who love the game His constancy has been an anomaly in this fickle sports era, and In the Time of Bobby Cox is Lang Whitaker s heartfelt exploratioBobby Cox has now hung up his spikes, leaving behind an unparalleled tenure as one of the most successful managers of all time Known throughout baseball as a player s manager, the legendary skipper has endeared himself to all who love the game His constancy has been an anomaly in this fickle sports era, and In the Time of Bobby Cox is Lang Whitaker s heartfelt exploration of the lessons he s learned sitting at the master s side or, accurately, sitting on his couch in front of the television The number of players who ve hit the field for Cox is astonishing and this book includes a list From David Justice to Greg Maddux to Chipper Jones to Jason Heyward, Cox managed every kind of player, and almost always got the most out of each one He did it with patience, persistence, and faith He did it by adapting, communicating, and, often than any other manager, getting himself ejected Whitaker didn t think much of it at first, but, as the years rolled by, he realized he d learned at least as much from Cox as players such as Andruw Jones had In the tradition of Frederick Exley s 1968 classic, A Fan s Notes, and Nick Hornby s Fever Pitch, sports commentator, editor, columnist, and blogger Lang Whitaker weaves memoir with his obsessive super fandom, providing the perfect blend of sports, humor, and insight for Braves fans and for everyone who enjoys America s favorite pastime.

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    1 thought on “In the Time of Bobby Cox: The Atlanta Braves, Their Manager, My Couch, Two Decades, and Me”

    1. Memoirs are a tricky genre. Best seller lists are typically chock full of them, though those same hot titles will undoubtedly find their way into the discount bin if you give them enough time. Tina Fey's Bossypants will come and go, as will the new releases by Sammy Hagar, Barbara Eden, and Shirley MacLaine. A quick book tour to dust off the cobwebs of their popularity, then back to the land of has-beens for most of these "authors."When a memoirist doesn't have celebrity to sell, they need a hoo [...]

    2. I'm not a Braves fan, so I wasn't sure if this was the book for me. On top of that, I'm not extremely knowledgeable about the history of the Braves.Turns out, I didn't need to be either to enjoy this book. The book is as much about Lang's journey into adulthood as it is about the Braves, which made it an easier read than just a straight Braves history book.I found myself engaged in the book, but it's not something I'm going to be telling everyone I know to read (my 5-star rating standard). I'm n [...]

    3. I might be ever so slightly biased because I was a protege of the author's for 4 years, but I loved this book! Occasionally heartfelt, often funny, and always insightful, I had thought I had heard every story Lang had to tell (numerous times), but I learned a lot about the man. I may also be biased because as a Mets fan, I have cultivated a burning hatred for Bobby Cox, Chipper Jones, Smoltzie, Frenchie (the Brave and Met), Glavine (Even more as a Met than a Brave), and so on. Still, I was able [...]

    4. First of all, this isn’t a book about Bobby Cox or the Atlanta Braves. It’s a memoir where these two things are featured. And the book points this out first thing, so it’s not like you’re being duped into reading it.It was an okay read. It would be like if I wrote about being a Yankees fan and also shared parts of my life. See? Kind of boring unless you’re one of my friends or family. That’s the problem with this book.Also, the ending. There’s really not one. I bet the author reall [...]

    5. This guy is a magazine editor, a few years younger than me - writing, obviously, about the good old times. He's funny and enjoyable. But I got more than a bit bored when he wrote about his life. I understand what he was trying to do (it's a memoir, not a history of the Braves) - just would have preferred him to stick more with his reflections of the Braves and less on his own. Call me selfish, as I read this book when I was attempting to make my comeback as a fan of the game. His book seems to h [...]

    6. I lost count of how many times I laughed out loud while reading this book. The author has a way of making even the most prosaic of baseball stories humorous, but there is no denying everything he says about the Braves coaches and players is true. If anyone is looking for a nostalgic stroll through the glory years of Bobby Cox and the Braves, this is the book for you. This Braves fan misses those years and especially Bobby and Chipper!

    7. Great nostalgic read. I too grew up watching the Braves on the superstation and feel forever intertwined with Bobby Cox. Furthermore, the Braves will always be a connection I share with my grandfather. Whereas this is not a Bobby Cox biography, it really does not claim to be if you read the author's description. It is wonderful read on how following a team can impact one's life and reach into your history. A must read for all true Braves fans.

    8. The book was entertaining and had great facts about Bobby Cox and the history of the Braves. I enjoyed the author's personal stories also, but they did not seem to match up with the titles of each chapter or anything that was going on with the Braves. Overall the book was enjoyable but a bit awkwardly written.

    9. It's great to read a book from a fan's perspective. Especially, when the book is about your favorite team. Shared many of the same fan experiences as the author, along with the everyday experiences. I didn't always make the connection between the two, but overall is a solid contribution to the history of the Braves.

    10. This is a fun read for any fan of the Atlanta Braves of the Bobby Cox era. The book goes back and forth with some of the key players impact on the team and then what was going on in the authors life at the time. A quick and entertaining read.

    11. An interesting look at one man's love affair with the Atlanta Braves. As a sports nut, I enjoyed his stories and understood how he could relate his life to his favorite baseball team.

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