Marlins snub Braves' Bobby Cox
MIAMI -- Retiring Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox has received an assortment of going-away gifts this year from other teams, including a Wrigley Field seat and an autographed Stan Musial photo.
The Florida Marlins gave Cox a snub.
Florida's three-game weekend series against NL East rival Atlanta ended Sunday without any ceremony for Cox, who criticized Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria earlier this season.
Cox has been honored in every other city when the Braves have made their final visit of the season -- even by American League teams such as the Twins and White Sox.
But there was no ceremony or gift for Cox when the Braves played in Miami for the final time this year.
Marlins president David Samson declined to give a reason, saying the team had no comment. But the Marlins were likely mindful of remarks Cox made after his protege, Fredi Gonzalez, was fired as their manager in June.
Said Cox of Loria: "That guy doesn't appreciate anything."
Cox will retire after this season, his 25th as manager of the Braves. He didn't get a win in his last trip to Florida, either, losing 7-6 in 10 innings.
Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press
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