Bobby Cox’s final season as Braves manager is not quite going as expected. The team is struggling and even a cake ordered for his honor on Capitol Hill spelled his name incorrectly.
I mean, REALLY incorrectly.
Cox was being honored for his 50 years in baseball. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) and Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) hosted a ceremony, inviting the Braves’ manager, as well as players and officials. But the cake, which was to read, “Thanks for 50 great years Bobby Cox” had an unfortunate and profane misspelling of his last name.
Cox’s response was actually pretty funny:
Cox said he didn’t find out about CakeGate until somebody from the Braves told him Wednesday.
“That’s funny,” Cox said. “What bakery did he get that cake? That’s what I want to know.”
A Washington area reporter in the visiting manager’s office had missed the story and asked Cox how they spelled his name.
“The wrong way,” Cox said, drawing a round of laughter.
H/T: Andy Levy on Twitter