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This May Surprise You, But Phillies Fans Are Hoping For A Bobby Cox Faceplant

The Good Phight acts all Philadelphia about Bobby Cox’s last regular season weekend, and we wouldn’t have it any other way:

For the Braves, with Bobby Cox at the helm and Chipper Jones on the DL, both in their last years, to go from a lock to October spectators would be fabulous. If you’re a Phillies fan and you don’t feel that way, well, I question whether you’re really a phan.

Look, I’d like to say this is just about baseball and that I don’t harbor any I’ll will against the players or Cox the person. But that’d be wrong, because I do. I don’t like him, I never have (even when I liked Greg Maddux, Leo Mazzone, and Andruw Jones), and I would love for him to have a devastating finish to his career.

But, it is mostly about baseball and as a Phillies fan, there’s nothing I’d enjoy more (with the Phillies long-ago passing the Braves by gaining 13 games on them in the standings over a two month period and having clinched the best record in the NL) than the Braves, our hated rival, losing their playoff spot on the last weekend of play. While playing the equivalent of the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs. And losing their spot to the struggling San Diego Padres. After having a 7 game lead in late July. In Bobby Cox’s and Chipper Jones’s last years.

Lovely, lovely city.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.