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Bonds' image in repair, but Cox comes up short

Rob has thoughts on the postseason reputations of Bobby Cox and Barry Bonds.

Originally Published: October 8, 2002
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

The just-completed National League Division Series between San Francisco and Atlanta represented a clash of ill postseason reputations: Barry Bonds' vs. Bobby Cox's.

Bonds has been almost perfectly imperfect in October. Prior to this year, he'd played in five postseason series, batted just .196 with one home run in 97 at-bats. And worst of all, his teams had lost each of those five postseason series.

Bobby Cox ... and we have to think of these dynastic Braves as Cox's teams, because ...

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